Friday, February 26, 2010

showering babies: a girl's gotta eat

there was a lot of yummy yum food at cory's shower.  many of the yummiest i didn't make myself so i can only share what i brought to the 'shower' table.

i made my cake cupcakes.  funfetti cake & rainbow chip icing.  follow the box instructions and all your friends will love you.  rach thought to set them on little paper doilies, how sweet are those?

i also made aunt sheri's veggie pizza

2 8 oz. crescent rolls
2 8 oz. cream cheese
2/3 cup mayo
1 t dill
1 t diced onion {instead of diced onion i used onion powder because i had it on hand}
1/4 t garlic powder
1 cup each diced broccoli, radishes, cauliflower and carrots

spread crescent rolls out flat into jellyroll pan {or a cookie sheet if you're me} pressing ends together; this should make a big, flat rectangle. bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until brown. after the crescent rolls are brown let them cool.  ben's mom had the great idea of covering it and sticking it outside {which was very 'cool'} to speed up the process.  worked like a dream for a busy girl. additionally while the bread was cooking i had the cream cheese {unopened} out on the range so that it would softened and not ultra-hard for the next step.

while the bread was cooking & cooling we got to dicing up the vegetables.  we needed one cup of each and with two ladies working on it, it took no time at all {but i did make a bit of a mess}.  if you had a food processor i'm sure you could have them whipped it up in a jif.  when you have the 4 cups cut finely mix them all together in a large mixing bowl.  it should be bright, colorful & pretty. 
next, mix cream cheese, mayo, onions {diced or powder}, dill & garlic powder together and spread over cooled crescent roll sheet. we mixed ours using a mixer rather then by hand which i think was a good decision. 

sprinkle with diced veggies and chill for at least two hours.

i cut ours into rectangles/squares for our guests.  i brought the leftovers from the shower back to ben's house where they were promptly gobbled up by the fam.  they L-O-V-E-D them!  sorry i didn't have any pics!  they really are a 'pretty' appetizer.
and finally i made my momma steph's hot ham & turkey sandwiches again.   i already divulged the 'how-to" of their glory {here} from another shower.  the are SO yummy!  i could eat 4 right now.  i like to make the sandwiches {bread, meat & cheese} the night before, refridgerate over night and then finish the rest right before the event.

here was our menu:
hot ham & turkey sandwiches
special pasta salad
dot cake cupcakes

lil baby cupcakes
veggie pizza
lil veggie platter w/ dip
meatball appetizers

gouda bites {everyone in the world needs to make these}
fruit kabobs
sherbet punch
i have failed to mention thus far that the shower was completely made possible by two of the sweetest girls in the whole wide world, kayla & stephanie.  steph opened up her beautiful home for everyone to celebrate in & they both did so much to make the day special for momma cory & baby. they are precious!  aaaaannd....little stephanie {on the right} is prego too!  how fun to celebrate babies when you are expecting yourself!  woohoo!  girls, it was so fun to plan, prep & "shower" our friend together!
check out another precious shower detail.  an ABC book made specifically for baby margrave.  rachel shares all the details & more pics {here}
that's my "w"..i'm so proud of my terrible artistic skills, babies don't care, right?

1 comment:

  1. It was so fun!! I could eat 4 of those hot ham and turkey sandwiches right now too!! Mmmmm those were delicious!


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