Our Easter Dinner ~ Easter Sunday, 2011

by | Apr 26, 2011 | Easter, My Siblings | 12 comments

After Mass on Easter Sunday, we had the pleasure of hosting Easter dinner!  My parents joined us and, of their 12 children, 7 (including myself) were able to spend Easter together at our home – the rest are all living out of state at the moment.  Of my six brothers, Paul, Brian and his family, Scott, Kevin and David were all able to make it, and, of my five sisters, only Jennifer was in town.  

My Mom, sister-in-law Meagan and Jennifer all helped prepare the food.  I posted links to the recipes we served here:  Our Easter Menu. Everything turned out so delicious!

Apricot Glazed Ham
Honey Roasted Carrots • Roasted Asparagus
Scalloped Potatoes and Onions • Green Salad

Dinner Rolls • Lamb Butter Mold
Lamb of God Rolls

Golden Easter Punch

Lamb Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
(made with our Lamb Cake Mold)
Easter Egg Cakes
Cross Cake
(Applesauce Cake, made with Gluten free Spice Cake mix, baked in a Cross Shaped pan and decorated with Cream Cheese Frosting, Coconut and Strawberries)

Chocolate Nests • Bird’s Nest Cookies 

My brother Scott with our precious little niece
Brian and Meagan • Snuggles in heaven with a big basket of rolls!
The boys playing Wii with Uncle David (after giving it up for Lent)
My parents (I wish the picture wasn’t blurry!)

My sister Jennifer and I • My brother Paul •  Mom and I
The boys getting ice cream for with their cake! Yum!!

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  1. Patty

    Everytime I see a picture of your mother, I am in awe at how young she looks especially for bringing 12 children into this world!

  2. Mary

    Awww man, I miss this so much~ love the pictures! And the food looks to die for!! ♥

  3. Celeste

    Just wanted to say that you have such a handsome extended family, Jessica! Thanks for sharing your Easter celebration–everything looks delicious!

  4. Lena

    yummy food. it's magazine worthy!
    your (entire) family is beautiful and radiants joy.
    thank you for sharing all of your blessings.
    pax Christi – lena

  5. Jacinta

    So much marvelous looking food! I miss big family get together dinners!

  6. Mom2Seven

    Looks like such a lovely time! +JMJ+

  7. Tiffany

    Spectacular! Everything is full of Easter grace and splendor. Especially love the oval cakes:-) What a blessed family. Thank you for sharing such Easter joy.

  8. Anonymous


    What a lovely Easter celebration! The food looks delicious (but where's the green bean casserole?!) and your family looks so joyous. I always find Easter to be especially merry after a really good Lent. Your parents look so youthful (what's your mom's secret?). I'm sure you have heard this before, but you and your mother look so much alike! Happy Easter!


  9. Kirsten

    Happy Easter Jessica to you and your family!! I wish I could have been there for the dessert table alone. The little bird nests are so cute. Everything looks delicious!
    God Bless!

  10. Lori N from MN

    How completely Catholic this wonderful celebration looks, Jessica!
    It gives me peace and joy just to look at it…
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful (extended) family.
    May God bless you all~

  11. Granola Catholic

    oh this makes me wish that all of my family lived closer. We are all spread out. It takes a plane ride or a 2 day drive to get together.

  12. Anonymous

    I love the way your dad is looking at your mom…priceless…


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