April 25, 2011

Easter with Orphans

It's difficult living away from our family and it's especially a bummer during the holidays we spend away from "home". However, working in the entertainment industry means we're not alone when it comes to being "orphaned" from our families. We've made friends from all over the country and even from all over the world, many of which have moved to LA like we have to find more work in our field. Therefore, we decided to have an Orphan Easter for those of us that were unable to make it home for the holidays.
Ben and I dyed eggs together the day before which made for a lovely centerpiece on the table...
We added mini, white carnations and vintage linens passed down from my family. The table is super small so we kept it simple.
It was a perfect, intimate dinner for six and the food was fantastic!

Ben and I made my dad's Greek lamb and potatoes. It's never as perfect as my dad makes it but it's pretty damn close. This was the first time we didn't have to call him with questions about the recipe while we were elbow deep in meat (that's what she said). Awesome.
Dessert was super yummy. We served the Italian pizzelles I made the day before along with koulouria cookies my family made and sent to us. Oh and lemon meringue pie! I LOVE lemon meringue pie. Hope your Easter was as wonderful as ours.



  1. looks like a lovely get together. the egg center piece is so cute! great idea :)

  2. that's what she said.... HA! i enjoyed that.

    that meat does look damn delicious. good work.

    :) krystie x

  3. That looks so yum, I love the idea of an "Orphan Easter"!

  4. pretty eggs! we didn't dye any this year... yet. i do have some dye, i just never had the chance to use it!


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