Friday, February 26, 2010

25 February - food at the baby shower

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

The raspberry & chipotle sauce was amazing on the cream cheese.  This was probably my favorite non-sweet of the night.

Mmm. Fruit.

You can't go wrong with spinach dip & bread - I could eat the whole thing by myself.


  1. I am hungry just looking at all that good food!

  2. oh wow, all of that looks amazing! ps. you are WORKING that camera! Keep it up!

  3. Love Love LOVE the self-portrait!

  4. The food looked spectacular...I was sad that I missed the shower!

  5. It all looks amazing - I could eat the whole spinach dip too! I hope you are feeling better!

  6. You know how to throw a party! Delicious!

  7. I can't decide which I love more... the food or the photos! The food was delish. The photos are too. NICE job!!!!


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