Seriously, though. I had some serious grandma-status when everyone was on dessert and I was just sitting down to eat my meal. It just happened. You know exactly what I mean – you have eaten, everyone has eaten, but Grandma is dishing up seconds like a champ and hasn’t sat down once. Well, I was that person. And so was Matt. Whoops.
In case you forgot, Matt and I decided to host Easter this year for: him, me, his daughter, his mom, his sister, his aunt, his uncle, his cousin, his other cousin, his cousin’s daughter, my mom, my dad, and 2 of my brothers. 16 people.
As I mentioned, I was in charge of the ham. I’ll just announce now that I didn’t eff it up! I did a great job, actually.
I bought the ham at Save-A-Lot (similar to an Aldi). It was a 10 lb bone-in shank. When I told my mom that, she was very impressed and said that she didn’t know those words went together until she was 50. Which, was probably true. It was true for me, too, until I googled “super easy ham recipe” and it said that. Plus, it was the only option at the store. So that’s what we were having, like it or not.
Anyways, the only trouble I ran into was sticking the meat thermometer into the oven with the ham.
Matt and his friend Jeff (which, I’d like to point out that two grown ass men knew more about cooking ham than I did and I think it’s hilarious/awesome) freaked out and told me I was going to break the thermometer by doing that (I didn’t). I told them the recipe on the internet told me to do it. So there. Anyways, we took it out just in case and I stuck it back in when the ham was done. Everyone said it tasted good, and I think they really meant it.
It was so great having both of our families here. I don’t think I stopped smiling til everyone was out the door. That might have been because of my wine goblet and all the chocolate. But whatever.
Both Matt’s mom and my mom did major clean up duty, which was so nice of them. I never realized how much money/time/effort/etc. goes into hosting a holiday. So, thanks Grandma, Aunt Sandy, Aunt Marilyn, Aunt Susan, Mom, Karin, Dorothy, and Leandra for hosting every holiday I’ve ever been to.
Here are some pics from the day
decorations.. thanks Dollar Tree for keepin it festive.
Top Left, going clockwise: The kiddo’s Easter basket, My Easter basket to Matthew, Matthew’s Easter basket to me, and my Easter basket to myself. My mom also got me a great basket, but I didn’t take a picture.
me and my wonderful mom and dad
me and my awesome Easter co-host!
How was your Easter? Great, I hope! Leave me a comment & let me know.