Married to the Empire

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Good Friday Tradition

Every year on Good Friday, my friends and I get together for a nice lunch followed by a session of egg dying. This has been going on for about 6 years now, and it's something we all look forward to.

My food contribution was a spinach salad (spinach, red onion, mushrooms, bacon, and boiled egg) with a homemade dressing (dressing recipe will be at the end of the post). It is to-die-for!

The lovely table and the lunch food, which we ate after giving thanks for the great sacrifice Jesus made on that Friday so many years ago:

Sandy made a fabulous lemon meringue pie, which I forgot to photograph.

We set up on Marylou's beautiful porch to dye our eggs. Marylou, who is originally from the Philippines, had never dyed eggs before:



I attempted to make a Star Wars Imperial logo on an egg for Steven. However, I couldn't really remember exactly how it looks. I did my best, and Steven thanked me for the effort. However, he said it looks like a ferris wheel:

Sandy opted to make icing flowers for the cake we'll be eating on Easter Sunday. She's very talented at decorating cakes:

And finally, a not-so-great picture of me with my 6 decorated eggs:

Dressing for spinach salad:

1 cup vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbls. minced parsley
5 Tbls. red wine vinegar
4 Tbls. sour cream
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1-2 Tbls. sugar (I typically only use 1 Tbls.)

Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving.


Shelly said...

This dressing recipe looks fabulous, we are big salad eaters and love homemade dressings. Btw, love your blog. My hubby Sam is a huge Star Wars collector too! In our spare bedroom is a life-sized R2D2 hamper ugh! LOL He even has 2 star wars tattoos and has been collecting Star Wars items since the late 1980's.

Ann said...

Yay! What a fun day! Cute SW egg, too :) We did our eggs today, and of course my husband had to make one with the death star and tie fighters.