an easter menu

Easter is just around the corner, and I'm busy putting together a menu for a casual little shindig with friends. Here's a peak at how it's shaping up:

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I have to be honest though- I will not be making either of those cakes. They were just so pretty I had to include them. My form of "baking" is picking a cake up from a pro at the bakery. That way I know it will be pretty. Otherwise- not so much.

I've been making the fig and goat cheese tapenade for years, and it's so good it'll make you cry. So really, I'm just doing it for selfish reasons. But everyone will benefit, so I guess it's not so selfish after all. 

And ham, well, you have to have ham on Easter. It's the law.

strawberry limeaid / mint julep
tomato almond spread / fig & goat cheese tapenade
honey mustard glazed ham / bacon wrapped green beans / scalloped potatoes / pea & radish salad
Coconut Southern Comfort Layer Cake / Chocolate Cake with Crepe Paper Flowers