I'm not Russian Orthodox, but my mother-in-law was. Last weekend, my wife and I celebrated Easter at my sister's house with my side of the family, and this weekend we will celebrate with her's.

Since my mother-in-law passed away a few years back, my wife has been inviting her cousins over to our house in Endicott to celebrate Russian Easter, as long as it doesn't fall on the same day as my Easter. So, this Sunday, we will be entertaining about 15 of her cousins. I'm not complaining for two reasons. I get along really well with all of them, and I love the traditional Russian Easter Food. That includes; homemade Paska (Easter Bread), homemade chicken soup, ham, halupki (pigs in the blanket), kielbasa, hrin (beet relish that is made with horseradish from our backyard), pressed cheese, hrutka, (sweet scrambled egg ball), and more. Not to mention the homemade desserts like Buchta, which is a nut roll, and lekvar roll. Chris is an awesome cook, so needless to say, I will be pigging out on Sunday.

After dinner, we usually play L.C.R. or some type of board game. So I'm looking forward to spending time with my extended family on my wife's side, all the awesome food, and all the leftovers that I will be enjoying all next week.

If you are Orthodox and you celebrate Easter, I hope you have a great day Sunday with family and friends.

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