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Baby Shower (Not mine …)

by Rebecca on 2009-06-10

I volunteered a few months ago to throw a baby shower for one of my friends in the ward. I was her visiting teacher at the time, and I thought it would be fun to throw a party. So, I found myself last Saturday morning in my fancy schmancy new kitchen with its spacious island and well stocked fridge and gas range and convection oven/microwave cooking up a storm. Somehow, in all of the excitement of cooking a huge pile of food in my kitchen, I didnʼt take any better pictures of the food than this one. But trust me, it was all delicious.

Here are the recipes that I made:

  • Buttermilk Rolls (I think from now on, I will make a point of keeping a bottle of buttermilk in my fridge. This stuff seriously works food miracles.)
  • Sonoma Chicken Salad (Poppyseed dressing saves this salad. Iʼve been eating the leftovers all week, and I usually donʼt even like celery or nuts!)
  • Broccoli Slaw (Way more interesting than cole slaw, except use a food processor to chop it all up. Otherwise, itʼll take forever!)
  • Homemade Salsa (My friend who made the adorable cupcakes in the picture above has already eaten at least a half gallon of this stuff at my house. Good thing we got more tomatoes in our veggie box today.)
  • Coconut Lemon Loaf (Yum, yum, yum, and more buttermilk!)

These were all new recipes to me, and I was pretty excited to try them out on a crowd. I do that, you know. Trying new recipes on my friends is one of my favorite tricks.

The shower was so fun. The food was great, we had a good bunch of people from the ward join the festivities, the games werenʼt embarrassing or ridiculous, and the honoree went home with a great big pile of little boy gifts. Mission accomplished.