Bridal Shower Recipe Round-Up
I know that Monday’s are normally my original recipe day, but since I was in the kitchen cooking up a storm for the bridal shower I helped throw yesterday, I didn’t get much of a chance to experiment with some of the new recipes I’ve been working on. So, rather than give you a half-baked recipe to try out, I thought I’d do a quick round-up of the bridal shower along with recipes of the dishes I made for the event.
First off, I wanted to give a big ‘Thank You’ to my mother-in-law, aunt-in-law and sister-in-law for being so dang creative and cute with the decorations! A few of us did the flower arrangements and my sister-in-law came up with some cute additions such as name plates for each dish we were serving!
The flower arrangements actually turned out beautifully even though it was the first time any of us had done one!
We made a variety of food to please everyone (there were about 20 ladies in attendance). We did a soup buffet, as soup is one of the easiest dishes to make in bulk. I made my spicy black bean soup for the vegetarian/vegan option and it was a hit! You can get the un-recipe here (it was part of my intuitive cooking series).
We also had tons of snacks: fruit skewers, 7-layer dip cups (we made a variety of omni, vegetarian, and vegan ones), and a veggie tray.
And the piece de resistance: dessert. We had cake/chocolate/strawberry skewers, Special-K bars, banana cream bars, peanut butter blondies (vegan), and lemon drop cookies w/purple icing (vegan).
I used the peanut butter blondie recipe from Isa and Terry’s Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar – though I subbed the oil with applesauce for a bit of a healthier treat. They turned out very well and much less crumbly than the first time I made them with the oil. I used this recipe for the lemon drops cookies – same ones I made at Christmas – and just added some red and blue food coloring to the icing (the wedding colors are purple and gold if you couldn’t already tell).
Overall it was a great day and the bride had a lot of fun! Though I’m usually not much into party planning or decorating, this ended up being really fun to put together and the final result was gorgeous.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a product review and I will for sure have a new recipe for you all next Monday!
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