Last night, Chelle, Janice, & I threw a baby shower for our friend Emily. She's expecting her first baby, & it's a boy! I'm so excited for her & Aaron & know that they will be wonderful parents!
Since I've been sick for the last while (cold-turned-sinus-infection = a lot more trouble than I had ever thought), I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make all the food I'd volunteered to bring. I enlisted the help of some other ladies, who were kind enough to bring fruit & bread with spinach dip. But my mom, hearing how sick I was, drove up to truly save the day.
The Menu: spinach frittata, Southwestern egg rolls with chipotle sauce, cream cheese & raspberry chipotle spread with crackers, peanut butter cup cookies, jam thumbprints, macaroons, & Barefoot Contessa brownies - it was so good.
Melting the chocolate & butter for the brownies - I love my mom's goofy pose reflected in the bowl while I'm taking the picture. It just about completely captures her personality. This was our little self-portrait while baking.
These are probably my favorite cookies - just butter rolled in sugar with jam to top it off. They melt in your mouth, & then attach to your thighs (I'll let you decide whether or not it's worth it, but I think it just might be.).
another favorite cookie - so chewy
You can't go wrong with spinach dip & bread - I could eat the whole thing by myself.