As promised earlier this week, here is the menu and recipes from the shower. Samantha and I got together on Friday and spent the day baking and preparing our refreshments. That was almost as much fun as the actual shower! All of the food was very very good, and we received lots of compliments and requests for recipes. I think a good recipe deserves to be enjoyed, not hidden away in my recipe box, so I'm happy to share them!
Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
1 cup Vanilla flavored yogurt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients together until smooth and serve with your favorite fruits and veggies.
Easy Sticky Buns
16 frozen bread dough dinner rolls
1 lg pkg (or 2 small) cook & serve vanilla pudding (NOT instant)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
The night before place frozen roll dough in greased pan. Mix pudding, brown sugar, and melted margarine together and spread over top of frozen dough. Let rise overnight. Bake in the morning at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Turn sticky buns out of pan upside down while still hot or they will stick in the pan. These are just as good cooled as they are warm.
Frozen Fruit Cups
6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed slightly
6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed slightly
11 ounces can mandarin oranges, drained
20 ounces can crushed pineapple, drained
20 ounces frozen strawberries (2 pkgs), thawed slightly
10 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed slightly
3 to 4 bananas (more if desired), diced
4 cups ginger ale (more if desired)
In a very large bowl, mix all ingredients together. With a measuring cup, fill individual plastic cups with mixture. Place cups on a flat surface such as a baking sheet. Cover loosely with wax paper and freeze. Thaw at least 30 minutes before eating. (note: if you don't thaw them a little they will be hard as a rock and very difficult to eat)
Rich Chocolate Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
Mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients one at a time. Mix well. Pour 1/4 cup batter into muffin cups. Bake @ 350 for 18-20 minutes.
So there you have it, our party menu. We had 32 people at the shower, and we had more than enough food. However, I did have a mini panic attack the morning of the shower and sent my husband to the store to get more, but I shouldn't have worried, we had plenty with lots left over.
11 months ago