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Expat wanderer

Easter Dinner

I can’t remember when I was last in the United States for Easter, but it was probably back when our son married . . . I remember a church service held at the hotel where we were staying, just down below our room, and I remember Easter Brunch, but barely – the wedding had been held the day before, and everything is a little blurry in my memory, it all happened so fast!

So this year was a lot of fun. We had a small family dinner, with all the traditional foods.

My son’s wife loves sweet potatoes; these are baked in balsamic vinegar and olive oil with a topping of pineapple:

We all love a green salad with roasted walnuts:

Cole slaw, oil, vinegar, poppy seed, no mayonnaise:

Yummy green beans (my favorite):

And after dinner, we had the traditional clogged sink, and spent hours running to the only store open (Easter Sunday in the South, remember?), first for plungers, then later for a plumber’s snake. We tried Liquid Plumber – nothing worked. So I am waiting this morning for the plumber to come and do his magic so our water will run out of the sink again. 😦

If you think you hate cole slaw because of all that mayonnaise, try this dressing – we love it!

Poppy Seed Cole Slaw

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup oil
1 Tablespoon poppy seed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion juice

Bring all to a boil. Cool before using. Enough for one medium large head of cabbage, shredded thinly.

April 5, 2010 - Posted by | Cooking, Cultural, Customer Service, Easter, Family Issues, Florida, Food, Humor, Living Conditions, Moving, Technical Issue, Tools


  1. YUM! What a beautiful Easter table…you had a feast!

    Comment by Grammy | April 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. Don’t you just love the tablecloth? DIL picked it up when on assignment in Ecuador – it was PERFECT! We had a great time.

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 5, 2010 | Reply

    • I was gong to ask if you had gotten the tablecloth in Mexico. I have one that is very similar which I got in Oaxaca. The colour is soooo spring-y.

      Comment by Sheila | April 8, 2010 | Reply

      • She picked it up in Ecuador and everyone LOVES it! It has wonderful colors; you could use it for any occasion. Lucky you, Sheila! I hope you are using yours!

        Comment by intlxpatr | April 11, 2010

  3. I have one like it too! My dad got it for me in Guatemala. It has pink as a main color! I love it and it washes well πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Q8Dutchie | April 8, 2010 | Reply

  4. Wooo HOOO, Dutchie, lucky you! Did you use yours for Easter? Thanks for the good info that washing it won’t harm it. πŸ™‚ Hug your little beauties for me. πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 11, 2010 | Reply

  5. Wow!that looks yummmmyy! great dinner for family! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by t. r. | August 13, 2010 | Reply

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