Baby Shower for Little Judah, 8/31/2013

Susan Feliciano

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@frenchtutor

We had a great time attending Mr. MacGregor's Luncheon with Peter Rabbit, and showering my daughter Anita with gifts for little baby Judah. Many friends contributed to our elegant luncheon. I have included the simple recipes I used for some of the dishes, and will provide links for the others. Hope you enjoy all the pictures.


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Serves:

20

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1
pot of mr. macgregor's carrot-butternut squash soup
1
crockpot of mrs. rabbit's apricot-orange spiced meatballs
1
tray of wendy's spinach dip with hawaiian bread
1
tray of croissants filled with jodi's chicken salad
1
tray of sliced melon and strawberries
1
vegetable tray with ranch hummus dip
30
of delena's carrot cupcakes with buttercream frosting
iced tea and coffee
1
invitation by jamie to a lovely luncheon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
The soup was partly homemade, partly using a convenience item. I used a base of Pacific brand organic creamy butternut squash soup (2 quarts). I made a carrot puree with 1 pound of cooked and drained carrots, 2 cups cream, 1/4 cup butter, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. I combined my carrot puree with the butternut squash soup, and added onion powder and garlic salt to taste.
2
The meatballs were easy, too. I combined one jar of apricot preserves, one jar of orange marmalade, and a very small jar of mild red pepper jelly. I heated those and added in 3 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, and 2 tsp red pepper flakes. Once heated and well blended, I poured it over 1 1/2 pounds of meatballs in a crock pot and set it to high for 30 minutes, then low until serving time. I used precooked frozen meatballs.
3
Our friend Wendy made the spinach dip with purchased frozen spinach and Knorr Spinach Dip mix, which is a good quality and tasty product. We served it with sliced Hawaiian bread and crackers for spreading.
4
Another friend Jodi made some excellent chicken salad and served it up on purchased croissants. VERY tasty! Jodi's recipe is a family secret, but it starts with a 3 1/2 pound chicken and a crock pot. Not a lot of additives, just the right blend of onions and garlic. This was very spreadable chicken salad.
5
I made the ranch-hummus dip with 1 cup of red pepper hummus and 1/2 cup of ranch dressing, well blended. It went great with carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, and little yellow tomatoes.
6
Wendy and friends sliced and arranged the lovely melon tray. The end of August is the perfect time to find ripe, local melons.
7
DeLena made the carrot cupcakes from scratch, using a friend's mother's recipe. The tops were frosted with homemade buttercream frosting, and decorated with a sliced baby carrot and sprig of parsley.
DeLena's Carrot Cake Cupcakes
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The invitations were designed and made by Jamie. They invited everyone to Mr. MacGregor's Lunch and Baby Shower for little Judah Bringle.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy