How This Atheist Is Preparing for Easter
Easter is coming! Easter is coming!
This year, I'm hosting my family of 7.
Although we're nonreligious, Easter is a great excuse to get everyone together, have some fun and show off the new apartment. (I was raised Catholic, and N is a dirty, dirty Protestant.)
Since it's NEXT WEEK and I have a bachelorette party on Saturday, here's my Easter brain dump:
-GOOD cheese (2 types) and crackers
-Maybe crudites w/ dip?
-MIL spinach balls
-Honeybaked Ham (8 lb bone-in)
-Mac & cheese (MIL's recipe is amaze)
-Garlic mashed potatoes (Paula-deen inspired/ the only way I roll)
-Green bean dish (my mom will bring)
-Rolls (my mom will bring)
-Side salad (my MIL will bring)
?? (sister brings)
-red wine (sister brings)
-white wine (sister brings)
-more wine as a backup just in case
-coffee & creamer
-Friday: make a list & buy all the food & command hooks
-Saturday morning: Pick up the ham & prep the food
-Clean the house top to bottom
-Clean the kitchen closet
-Figure out the seating situation (small table & lack of chairs... we will get creative)
-Buy 2 baskets from goodwill for entryway shoes & slippers
-Buy some clean slippers (I am attempting to go the no-shoe-route, this might not happen)
-Buy plants (wishful thinking)
-Hang the bedroom curtains
-Hang the picture in the bedroom (w/ those command hooks)
-Cut Lola's nails
The last time I hosted Easter, it was myself, my sister and my then-boyfriend in our basement apartment in DC. First, I cried after going to 3 stores in search of rhubarb that I never found. Then, we ate lukewarm ham because I didn't know how to heat it properly.
Hey, we can only go up from here! *sign of the the cross*