easter sunday, table settings, and more | fridays with oscar

can you believe it’s the Friday?  and that this weekend is Easter?! this year, things are going to look a lot different for us all.  and it’s worth taking a moment to think about that.  Easter egg hunts will be postponed.   we’re not going to be attending church services in person; or welcoming guests and family over for brunch.  there is a sadness to that, but we cannot let it get us down.  we have to look upwards first and forward second.  how about attending a virtual service this year? and have your kids and grandkids FaceTime you during their Easter egg hunt. hopefully the weather where you are will be lovely and you can enjoy an Easter brunch al fresco. to that end, we’ve put together a sort of virtual Easter to get you in the spirit and inspire you to do one of your own. we have a brunch recipe today full of bright leafy greens and healthy protein from eggs and beans. it’s an easy recipe that you can customize to what you have on hand. our cocktail today is a brunch classic: the greyhound. 

virtual Easter to get you in the spirit

i am dressing for the occasion today, forgoing my typical casual friday ootd for a shirt dress. even though i am staying put, how nice it is to wear a neutral spring dress. it’s a sunny warm spring day. i have the doorway to the porch open and there’s a lovely light breeze flowing in and my easter decor brightens up my home and table.

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baked eggs with chorizo, chickpeas and kale

this is such an easy recipe for an easter brunch. it’s very customizable. the recipe here could go for four people, but can also be for two – with leftovers, and the leftovers keep well for a day or two. if you can’t get a hold of chorizo (spicy mexican sausage) you can do sweet or spicy italian sausage, you could even do breakfast-style sausage if you like. you can use kale, chard, beet greens, whatever you have! if you want to use navy beans or black beans, that’s good too.  parmesan is great but if you wanted to use a different grated cheese, i bet it would work out just fine. 

baked eggs with chorizo, chickpeas and kale

Course Breakfast, Brunch


  • 1 whole package chorizo or, 1 lb sausage of your liking
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 bag kale or about 3 hefty handfuls
  • 1/2 chopped white onion
  • 1/3-1/5 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. heat 1 tbsp oil in skillet, add onions and cook until translucent

  2. add sausage, brown and cook through

  3. add drained chickpeas (add another tbsp of oil if needed)

  4. once the chickpeas are softened, add kale in batches and cook until wilted

  5. transfer mixture to a baking dish (or leave in pan if oven safe)

  6. sprinkle with parmesan cheese

  7. create 4 wells in the mix and crack an egg into each well

  8. bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until the egg whites are set


i am getting my easter table set…  aren’t these fabric carrots adorable? i love how they are black and white stripes and polka dots! unconventional, but they fit right in. 

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the greyhound

fill an old fashioned or Collins glass with ice, pour in juice and vodka, stir and enjoy! if your grapefruit juice is too tart, add a splash of agave. or if you want to try something with a deeper grapefruit flavor add a dash of grapefruit bitters or grapefruit liqueur. 


Course cocktail, Drinks
Servings 1 person


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz grapefruit juice
  • lemon or lime wedge garnish


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fridays with oscar

since we won’t be gathering together in person for holidays any time soon, i am curious to know what your solutions are for coming together with your family during the holidays this month. let us know in the comments below how you and your family will celebrate upcoming holidays this year. oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a happy easter.  and as always, we will keep bringing you content that is relevant to our current situation, but is also a welcome distraction.

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  1. Maryann Guldin wrote:

    As always– just so elegant. I will remember and share your words- look upwards first and forward second. Thank you. Happy Easter and Peace be with you.

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, MaryAnn. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  2. Sangita M wrote:

    You and Oscar look great Beth!
    Wishing peace and love for Easter to you and your family. Can’t wait to make the Greyhound!

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Sangita. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  3. Ali wrote:

    Dear Beth, the two fury Os and family,
    Wishing you a Happy Easter!
    Your blog gives me all sorts of ideas about fashion, food and cocktails. More importantly, it shines a light on what a lovely person you are and I so enjoy your company over the internet. All my best wishes coming your way. Stay safe and healthy,

    Posted 4.10.20
  4. Sylvia Espinoza wrote:

    Love your creativity and thinking outside the box for what to wear though required to stay home! Have thought of shirt dresses of yesteryear recently, recalling tv shows and commercials, along with magazine ads, featuring
    them as ladies worked in the home…wearing heels, too! Could hardly wait to grow up and do likewise…lol! Harriet Nelson, Donna Reed, June Cleaver, to name a few, wore those dresses perfectly on their weekly family shows. Sweet memories! Sunday will do virtual worship with our little church via Facebook. Will greet children, children-in-law, and grands the same way–with cyber love and hugs! These days of reflection will continue on. Appreciate your hard work, Beth. A blessed Easter to all~

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Sylvia. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  5. Susan wrote:

    Beth, Happy Easter to you and your family!
    Thank you for the uplifting message today. Love the dress, looks wonderful on you!

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Susan. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  6. Linda wrote:

    Hi Beth! I love to see Oscar and you enjoying each others company. With social distancing it’s so nice to have a companion like him in the house with you. His love is unconditional. I hope that you and Oscar and Ollie have a special Easter together. And by the way, I love your hair! Thanks for showing us how special your pets are to you😊

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Linda. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  7. Lindsey A wrote:

    The Peter Rabbit set is just adorable!

    In terms of Easter egg hunts, we had our 7 year old daughter cut out large eggs from her pastel colored construction paper, and decorate those. We’ve taped them up in the front window so that those on their neighborhood walks can spot them. It kept her busy for a while, she has a sense of pride in them being on display, and hopefully others will get some happiness from seeing them. My hubby and I may or may not have got in on the fun too 😉

    I’m looking forward to dressing up for lunch on Sunday, even though we’re not going anywhere of course. What a lovely way you phrased it – look upwards then forwards.

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Lindsey. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  8. Mary Eddy wrote:

    Thank you so very much for your posting. They are a bright light in a monotonous day. Reminds all of us that yes, we will once again be back to dressing to go out, celebrating with friends and family, etc.
    Happy Easter to you and stay safe.
    Mary Eddy
    Pasadena CA

    Posted 4.10.20
  9. Andrea wrote:

    Happy Easter, Beth. Thanks again for emphasizing social distancing – a life saver.

    On that note, the Geyhound sounds delicious, but just a word of warning or any one on heart meds, check first because grapefruit interferes with cholesterol meds. Not sure about others, so check first.

    Take Beth and all the best to you and your family 🌷

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Andrea. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  10. Julie Mycock wrote:

    5 stars
    Hi Beth, everything looks lovely.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter xoxo Julie from England

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Julie. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  11. Rory wrote:

    I love your table scapes! Where did you get those giant eggs! Happy holiday to you and puppy and cat. Stay well.

    Posted 4.10.20
  12. Cindylou wrote:

    Lovely post and Happy Easter to you. I love your lipstick color, can you tell us what it? Thanks.

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Cindylou. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  13. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend. So far, Zoom has been our method of bonding with one another. We used this method at work to do virtual sessions with prospective students and admits, so it still seems strange to me to be doing it in our personal lives, but at least it’s a technology that’s not too tough for anyone to master, and a way to “gather” virtually. I still try to do some decorating here for the holiday, but admittedly, it’s not quite the same. We are counting our blessings that we’re all safe and healthy right now, in our respective places. “This, too, shall pass.”

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Suzanne! xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  14. Eve wrote:

    I can’t try the recipe because there is a shortage of eggs. They are limiting us to only 2 items of anything so I feel sorry for people with children who are trying to get enough for an Easter egg hunt. If you have a SAMs club, they still have some but getting a pick up date is hard.
    Your home is so lovely and Easter rabbits are charming, we are keeping a laid back attitude and worth remembering the AA clubs words, “Help me change the things I can, accept the things I can’t, and wisdom to know the difference,

    Posted 4.10.20
  15. jackie wrote:

    Another great post. Apart from your fabulous style in fashion and home styling your posts take the focus off the restrictions and encourage us all to look at things differently. Wonderful thing to do

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Jackie. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  16. Eileen Logan wrote:

    As always, everything is perfect at the table. We too have an Oscar, my husband’s service dog, so needless to say I feel a special bond with you and Oscar. Easter this year at our house will be different but change never hurt anyone.. The girls will call and text throughout the day and we will FaceTime. It isn’t the same but it will be perfect. Wishing everyone a beautiful and healthy Easter Season.

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Eileen. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  17. Jacki F. wrote:

    Love your blog and especially enjoy Fridays with Oscar & Ollie. You are so uplifting! I think your hair looks so lovely in this longer style. Thank you for bringing happiness and diversion to us during this challenging time. Buona Pasqua!

    Posted 4.10.20
    • Happy Easter, Jacki. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  18. Bonnie Abrams wrote:

    I always love your place settings, Beth. Here in Wisconsin we’re looking at rain, 40 degree temps for Easter with snow at night! Ha! so no sandals for us. Will make the usual Easter dinner of ham, potatoes, beans, deviled eggs and lemon meringue pudding for dinner and drop a couple of servings at my son’s door. Happy Easter. Looks as if you have it covered. I love that handsome dude named “Oscar.”

    Posted 4.11.20
    • Happy Easter, Bonnie. xo

      Posted 4.12.20
  19. Cassie Jilot wrote:

    For the baked egg recipe, I don’t see the eggs listed under ingredients. It seems to call for four, from the directions, correct?

    Your dress is terrific in this post, and Greyhounds are a favorite happy hour treat of mine, too! Thank you for another great escape! Stay well, Beth.

    Posted 4.15.20
  20. Where can I buy the 3 larger Easter eggs and 3 white holders used on your Easter table?

    Posted 4.17.20
    • the easter eggs and the stands are from Grandin Road.

      Posted 4.17.20

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