Sunday's feast was at our house, we've been hosting the church and family for about three years now. About four families couldn't come this year, so we only had about 40 people over including us.
I made four legs of lamb, stuffed all over with garlic and roasted in an herb paste
A roast turkey, roasted with rosemary, lemon, onion, salt and pepper and gravy to go along with it
Laban bi Khiyar, which is a yogurt cucumber salad/sauce with garlic, lemon juice and mint in it
Three batches of pita bread, of which we have much more left over than we thought we would
Taratoor, a tahina, garlic and lemon sauce
Harissa, a spicy red chile sauce
A pot of waraq 'ounab, grape leaves stuffed with meat and rice and herbs and cooked in a tomato sauce
Koubbeh, which is a shell of lamb and burghul wrapped around cooked lamb and pine nuts, all spiced
We set out lettuce, Kalamata olives, Spanish olives, sweet pickles and dill pickles, feta cheese, tomatoes, radishes. Someone brought California olives and artichoke hearts.
Other foods brought were,
Two hams, with a glaze of orange marmalade and peach juice on them that was very nice, but not cloyingly sweet
A green salad with glazed walnuts and pears and a champagne pear vinaigrette
Shrimp cocktail and crackers
Pesto pasta salad
A kind of pasta risotto with lots of vegetables
A Japanese rice roll type thing
Someone had brought seasoned turkey burgers to grill, but they never were cooked
For dessert: I made a triple chocolate cheesecake, double batch in a huge pan.
My mother in law made a lemon cake filled with lemon curd and iced with a coconut cream frosting and shredded coconut
Other people brought Easter sugar cookies, frosted and decorated
Chocolate covered nuts
Brownies with cherries in them
Chocolate cake (a belated birthday cake for our priest)
A shortbread apple tart
Sparkling Shiraz (Lorikeet)
Vacqueyras Red Wine (Clos de Cavea)
Ginger Peach Iced Tea (made from Republic of Tea's ginger peach tea)
Barq's Root Beer
The lemonade never did get made, but nobody seemed to miss it.
Of course, there were all the plastic eggs stuffed with candy for the kids, too. The older kids put them out for the little kids to find.