Our goal with the shower menu was to serve a few items that you don’t typically have at a shower. Samara’s crepes and chicken salad sandwiches were the stars of the food table. She made a cream cheese whipped cream base for the crepes and set out strawberries, blueberries, sautéed apples to fill them. Guests had a choice of chocolate and caramel syrup, plus powdered sugar to garnish them.
My original intent was to buy a couple of huge cans of chopped chicken breasts for the chicken salad sandwiches. After a quick look at the dusty looking cans with unappetizing pictures on the label I nixed the idea. Our grocery store had chicken breasts on sale so I bought a dozen and took pleasure in the fact that our guests were getting the freshest food possible. Serving the chicken salad in sliced dinner rolls made for a nice little sandwich.
Way back in the day when I was actively catering this oversized basket was always used for crudités and dip. It’s been many years since I made radish roses, scallion curls and hollowed out a red cabbage for the dip. Ah, memories! My future son-in-law’s mom brought sweet and sour and barbecued meatballs. One of Charisse’s coworkers made a very tasty nacho dip.
Another of her coworkers supplied us with lots of sugar cookies. She used a grape cutter and decorated them accordingly. These were some of the best sugar cookies I‘ve ever had!
You know there had to be cake right? It was a two layer 14”round. The bottom layer was chocolate, and top layer white chocolate. It was frosted with vanilla buttercream that was flavored with candy bar vodka. The sides were decorated with fondant rounds to resemble grape bunches. More grapes were place on top and the cake sat on a dummy cake round covered with burlap. What’s a vineyard theme without a bit of vino? To work the theme to the hilt, Samara instructed each bridesmaid that was able to come to bring a box of wine. Nice!
This little lady who is also a flower girl was a model for one group of guests. Their task was to make a wedding dress for the bride from tissue paper. It was hilarious!
Between the mingling, dining, games and gift opening, the entire event lasted almost three hours. The bride to be was happy and that is what’s most important. I also have to give a huge thank you to our son Garlon who was the photographer for the day. His help allowed me to really enjoy the festivities. I am also very grateful for all those who brought food, helped with clean up and ran errands.
There you have it friends. Now that the dust is settling I promise to get back to regularly visiting all of you and checking out the awesome things you’ve been creating. Take Care!
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