This past Saturday, I had a baby shower for a dear friend in my neighborhood.. The event called for brunch! It was a fun time, and hopefully the food was good, too. With a bit of preparation early in the week, it went off very smoothly.
Here is the menu:
Yogurt Parfaits: Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberries, Blueberries and Cinnamon Raisin Granola. (Thanks Audrey for sharing your recipe. The cinnamon adds a very nice touch). Some friends brought over fruit for the parfaits. That was the perfect help! My many thanks to them!
Zucchini bread. (Please click the link to view the recipe shared last week.)
Muffins: Flavors included Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Chocolate Chip, Lemon Poppyseed and Raspberry. I made the muffins a few days before and stored in the refrigerator in ziplock bags to maintain freshness. Two hours before the shower, I took the muffins out so that they would be room temperature.
Cakes: Vanilla and Spice Cakes drizzled with vanilla frosting. Made these the day before from a mix. Added frosting the morning of the shower.
Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Scrambled Eggs with Cheese. I made them in two different batches an hour before the shower and kept them nice and warn in the oven at 120 degrees until ladies arrived.
Orange Juice. I bought the juice on sale at fresh market.
My favorite thing about the menu was being able to make most of these things beforehand. It really helps when you're trying to pull off the perfect party for special friends.
Sharon, so happy that Parker will soon be with you and Trevor! Thanks for letting me do your shower!
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