Thursday, October 06, 2011

Wedding Shower

My daughter's wedding shower was last Sunday and it was great fun! I prepared the food and tried out some new recipes. I wish I hadn't been so frazzled at the start - I forgot to take photos of the food. The complete menu and links to the recipes where applicable:

Sparkling Sangria

Cranberry / pineapple juice (frozen berries )

Chutney Cashew Baked Brie with baguette slices

Cranberry Apple Brie with baguette slices (A Pampered Chef recipe)

Shrimp Cocktail dip with buttery cracker dippers (my own recipe)

Individual Greek Salads – My daughter's high school friend is the Caitlin behind Cooking with Caitlin. Her website has lots of great recipes!

Two types of sliders:

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Pork tenderloin with Aioli & Roast turkey "Bobbies" (dressing & cranberry on top) (My recipes)

Olivada Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad (my recipe)

Fruit salad

Cupcakes and Cookies from Bonbonnerie

We ordered a "prototype" of her bouquet as the centerpiece:

Her guests were incredibly generous!!! She received so many fantastic things. And I must admit I got a lot of pleasure out of watching her open the gifts I made!

The Apron:

The Stockings & Christmas Ornament:

The Cookbook - made her cry!

We had a lot of fun but it was fun to relax with my family when it was all over!

Five weeks to go!


SissySees said...

Beautiful - her, the flowers, the menu (that baked brie PC recipe is an all-time fave of mine) - EVERYTHING!

Lori said...

Looks like wonderful shower, and great gifts - way to go, Mom!

gMarie said...

so glad everyone had fun. Relax and enjoy - it will be over before you know it. g

Anne-Marie said...

Wonderful shower. Bonnie, you are a great MOB !!! You know the mafia wedding thing ;-)))) <3 AM