My dreams of becoming the next Amy Atlas finally came true... well sort of. My mom and I hosted a bridal shower for my cousin, Leah, this past weekend with our family. I was assigned (or more like I designated myself) the task of creating the menu. I was in heaven planning, decorating, prepping, cooking and baking all last week.
We wanted to keep the menu simple and, of course, I placed a heavy emphasis on the dessert table. For the decor, we used burlap and other natural elements to incorporate some of the wedding details that we will be seeing at the September nuptials. Leah and Tyler -- we can't wait to celebrate the big day with you!!
I will be posting all of the recipes, some new and some old. For today, I will leave you with all of the highlights!
Cheese, Nut and Fruit spread
Honey gouda, granola-crusted goat cheese, pecan and blue cheese dip, rosemary raisin crisps, parmesan cheese sticks, whole wheat crackers, grapes, fancy mixed nuts
Cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with a balsamic glaze
Fresh fruit with honey yogurt dip
Pesto Tortellini Salad in Crispy Parmesan Cups
Cheese tortellini, roasted red peppers and arugula in a pesto sauce served in a crispy parmesan cup
Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad
Chicken salad with dried cranberries and candied pecans served on whole wheat bread
Smoky "Pimento" Cheese
Cheddar, smoked gouda, sun-dried tomato and cream cheese spread on white bread
Dessert - Pies for all
Banana Cream Pie Cake
White three-layer cake with banana cream pie filling and whipped vanilla buttercream frosting
Mini Caramel Apple Tarts
Cinnamon apple crumb in a buttery homemade pie crust
Blackberry Pie "Cookies"
Fresh blackberries in a buttery crust -- the perfect "hand-pie"
Mini Lemon Tarts
Tart lemon curd with a cinnamon graham cracker crust
Arnold Palmer for the future Mrs. Palmer
Lemonade and iced tea mixed with vodka
Cherry Pie in a Jar
Pretty fresh fruit skewers
Crispy parmesan cups with pesto tortellini salad -- one of my favorites from the day.
Caprese skewers with balsamic glaze.
Blackberry Pie "Cookies" -- I can't get over how cute these turned out.
Mini Caramel Apple Tarts -- bite-size so you can eat as many as you want.
Pretty little Lemon Tarts
Cherry Pie in a Jar favors were sent home with guests :)
Molly and I
With the beautiful Bride-to-be!!