Big Red Kitchen was a buzz last Friday night for a Jack and Jill Baby Shower Himself and I threw for his co-worker, Tonya who will be having a baby girl in June. The entire firm was there and here are most of them enjoying appetizers and drinks while I was putting the finishing touches on dessert and snapping pictures.
The menu did not come together until 48 hours before the shower. It was all over the place and just not meshing. So I called Ma and she gave the most sound advice- “Go with what you know.” I know Italian and my specialties are my meatballs, pizza, and antipasto. Done. And you know what? This menu was perfect for a Friday night. Thanks Ma!
The party started at 7 PM so most would be coming from work and would be very hungry. The party started in the BRK with appetizers and drinks then moved into the living room for the dinner buffet. The guests were able to sit down and eat in the dining room and BRK. We ended our evening in the living room eating decadent desserts while Tonya and Chris opened their gifts.
Appetizers- Pepperoni Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Hocus Pocus Dip, mixed nuts, and pretzels.
Dinner- 4 different homemade Pizzas, Italian Antipasto with Creamy Italian or Balsamic Vinaigrette and Meatball Sliders.
Dessert- Pots de Creme, Lazy Lady Petit Fours, and Fresh Strawberries.
1. Always go with what you know. It may be OK to try one new recipe but it will be more relaxing for you if you make your tried and true.
2. Pick up before a party and clean up after.
3. Place food in different rooms so that guests can flow throughout your home.
4. Keep it simple stupid.
5. Fresh flowers, white table clothes, and music are always so lovely.
Congratulations Tonya and Chris! Not only is this their first baby, Chris will be competing in the Best Ranger Competition in May down at Fort Benning, GA. Wow these two will be so busy over the next several weeks. Blessings to you both!
I will cover each of the three courses over the next few posts. Don’t worry there will be recipes.