Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter 2013!

Because we live so far from our families, we can't go home for Easter. So if we don't have an invitation to a dinner somewhere else, we open our house to fellow graduate students for a potluck dinner. Last night there were nine of us around the table (and on the couches). On the menu was blackberry-glazed pork tenderloin, apple-rice salad, homemade hummus with a special spice blend all the way from Austin, TX, roasted root vegetables, rice with chickpeas and kale,  pastel-colored devil's eggs, tossed green salad with strawberries, and chocolate cake. Also a lovely pinot grigio and a novel sparkling red wine from Ukraine, Krim.

The conversation was lively, ranging from gun control to the literary merits of various television shows to jazz bassist Henry Grimes (click to find out what makes him so interesting). Best of all, the guests were as enthusiastic about hunting Easter eggs as I was about stuffing and hiding them Saturday evening. Each one had a wrapped chocolate (also from Ukraine) and either an Easter quotation or a corny joke. They found 16 of the eggs, the cat had "hidden" 2 under the couch, and I didn't find the the 19th until Monday morning.

I hope your Easter was as delicious and delightful as ours was! 

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Easter happened, not when a corpse got up, but when the disciples began to see Christ in each other. ~Jim Rigby

I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had 3 eggs... but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs. ~Caroline Rhea

Knock, knock! Who's there? Harvey. Harvey who? Harvey good Easter everyone!

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