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Baby shower brunch--ideas??

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Rare Feathers Farm, May 23, 2011.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Because my shower will be outside in JULY--(think 100 degrees) we decided to do a brunch about 10:30am rather than a late evening when the mosquitoes will be out & people will be expecting more food! [​IMG]

    So here is what I have on the menu (so far):

    Fresh fruit (probably bananas, oranges, strawberries, blueberries and kiwi?)

    Bagels & cream cheese (maybe two flavors of bagels & two of cream cheese?)

    A couple breakfast casseroles http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Brunch-Strata/Detail.aspx and another one? Or maybe breakfast burritos??

    I was thinking croissants, too....no muffins or scones since there will be cake...

    Coffee, (iced & hot), tea, and various kinds of juice....

    What else? I'm on a pretty tight budget (and yes, I'm paying for some of this and my two helpers are also pitching in)....but we're all broke! LOL
     
  2. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    here ya go..we used to make this ALL of the time at Tea THyme restaurant we served HUNDREDS of brunches to ppl!

    easy peasy:


    cucumbers (you can get the seedless ones if you wish), peeled ..not all the way; we kept on some of the peel; peeled a strip, skipped, peeled a strip etc..
    rye bread (you can get wheat or white too..if youw ish)
    Chive/onion cream cheese (you can get flavored Philly cream cheese..even WM has the WM brand)

    take said cucumbers; slice
    spread said cr. cheese onto bread pieces
    lay cucumber on top of the bread slice
    take a cute cookie cutter; think simple tho; heart, circle..something simple..and use it to cut a shape out..

    you have cute shaped tea-finger food sandwiches; light..cool..easy..cheap...
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Cute idea!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go without the bananas on the fruit plate - they brown quickly. I would not go with the burritos - they can be a pain to make and messy to eat. Bagels - I would do the mini bagels. I would think that if you were going to do bagels, you wouldnt have to do another bread item. All else sounds great, have fun!
     
  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Fruit k -bobs. Saw these last weekend. They were displayed stuck into an upsidedown watermelon shell. Cantalope, Honeydew melon Watermelon balls, strawberries and grapes. Beautiful and not messy.
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Oh that's a good idea....thank you!
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I wouldn't peel them. [​IMG] They would be whole bananas....true about the burritos...

    I wonder if we could get away with no hot food?
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:that's a good idea, too! [​IMG] I am glad I asked you guys! Maybe we could get away with lots of fruit, juice, bagels and cake? [​IMG]
     
  9. CranberryCreekFarm

    CranberryCreekFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3rd baby here due july 12th. We have a baby shower brunch this weekend! This is what we are doing :

    melon salad with yogurt dressing
    apple fritters
    deviled eggs
    finger sandwiches ( might have to steal the cucumber idea!)
    chocolate dipped strawberries
    muffins and croissants and cinnamon rolls

    mocktails ( virgin daquiris, mimosa)
    iced green tea with fresh mint
    coffee with special chocolate dipped spoons

    and I'm making the cake which will be a pregnant belly bust [​IMG]
     
  10. CranberryCreekFarm

    CranberryCreekFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you doing favors? I still need ideas! I was thinking about giving the mocktail glass to everyone who comes, but then what else?
     

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