What a beautiful spring day we had yesterday for Easter. I was happy to be hosting dinner at our house-third time in a month that we got to use our fancy tablecloth and china and silver. Plus, I liked getting the house super clean and making it lovely with a fire and flowers and nice music and so on. I think everything turned out beautifully and was pretty stress free, too. I was able to make most everything the day before, so Sunday was just a matter of making rolls and popping things into the oven. The menu was practically taken straight from the Easter menu in this month’s Everyday Food. I made a spinach quiche, a seafood quiche, bought a spiral sliced ham, and made a Lemon Ginger Bundt Cake. The spinach quiche was meant to be spinach-gruyere, but imagine my surprise to open up my hunk of gruyere I’d bought and realize that it was in fact a smoked gouda. And not just any smoked gouda, but apparently a horseradish one. It tasted pretty spicy so I did half that and half swiss and the result was great. For the seafood quiche I followed the same recipe using all swiss, shrimp, and crabmeat. I made the little honey-oat rolls I’ve made before. I think they turn out really well, but seem dry the next day. Fortunately there was only one left over. The bundt cake was basically a pound cake flavored with lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, and crystallized ginger. Very fresh and zingy tasting. This menu was pretty butter-tastic, though. Between that and the Easter candy I feel the dieting we’ve been doing for the past few weeks has all been undone.