Monday, November 05, 2007

baby shower food

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We held my nieces baby shower over at my sister in laws house since she lives in town and we thought we'd have a better turn out that way. I didn't share pictures of people because some people don't want to be on a blog and I didn't ask permission first. Camille had a great turnout and received so many sweet little girls things. It was so much fun. To go along with the garden growing theme I served lunch using terracotta pots. I had a veggie tray, a fruit bowl, Hawaiian haystacks, punch and tall cupcakes. For those who don't know, Hawaiian haystacks are a bed of rice, cream of chicken gravy, shredded chicken, then whatever toppings you want. I used cheese, slivered almonds, cashews, pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, peas, green onions, chowmein noodles, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes. My sister in law loved coconut on them, but I only had room for 10 toppings. I love the combination of sweet and salty toppings. The flavors pop in your mouth. Everyone loved the display and the food, so I'm pretty happy. I get to do it all over again Wednesday night for our young women's in excellence night. We are decorating with sunflowers and doing the same basic theme with a play on words. "Grow to the Son" Still have a lot to do to get ready for that.

Gotta run...Cole is at the nurses office complaining of a toothache. May be heading to town to visit the dentist....again!
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The king sized muffin pans can be found here. They are $7.99 for a 6 cup muffin pan. One store bought boxed cake mix fills 6 cupcakes. They are BIG! The paper baking cups are here. You need to order the king size ones. They are $1.99 for 24. HTH for those of you are are interested. :o)

20 comments:

Kimberly said...

Everything looks so pretty and the food looks yummy. Hope u have a great week!

Jacquie said...

Oh my that is a fabulous presentation!! You have such great ideas girl!

Leslie said...

What a beautiful spread! I see why you are considering charing for your catering. How do you do the tall cupcakes? Are there tall cupcake pans?

Chickenbells said...

It looks perfectly divine! I love the way you were able to carry over the theme with the flower pots...Very creative girl!

Briana said...

How cute and festive! You did a great job! Want to come to NH and cater for me sometime?

Nonie Mae.... said...

Beautiful! You are so talented.

homedaisy said...

hi jolene, you are so good! i love how creative you are and you are a good cook - bonus!!!
can you please tell me where to get those cupcake pans? i make a lot of cupcakes for my sons allergies. it would be great to do something different!

Kim said...

Everything looks wonderful! I could come to your house and eat all the time. Everything you make sounds so good. Keep up the good work.

velvet brick said...

Girlfrieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend!
You just never cease to amaze me! How cute is this?!!???! It looks like a feast for garden fairies and I just know everyone love, love, LOVED it all! Thanks for the photos! With this 94 degree heat, a garden theme was PERFECT!!
: )
VB

Valerie said...

it's lovely! i really love the flower pots, it's all so girlie!

how's Coley feeling?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Those looke like some great treats! Love the flower pot idea.
Sounds like fun =D

patti_cake said...

You are so talented! The girls will love your presentation! Congratulations to your niece. Nothing like a sweet baby girl :)

Nina Diane said...

looks great.......such a great display and the food looks so yummy!

justabeachkat said...

It all looks wonderful. Very cute idea with the flower pots. Did you line them with anything? Great job.

Hugs!
Kat

Maren said...

You sure know how to throw a party. My mouth always waters at your food displays. I LOVE Hawaiian Haystacks. It is one of my favorite dinners.

Nikki *Ü* said...

That is such a fun idea with all the pots!! I love it!!! And I love Hawaiian Haystacks!!! Yummy!!

My grandma is a Watts. She hasn't lived in Kanosh in forever, though. My uncle who still owns the house is Clifford Watts. I'll have to ask my mom for sure who still all lives there, but she has 2 cousins who are Allreds (their mom was my grandma's sister) who live there, but only in the past 5-10 years. Anyway, it's a small town, so Mark might know who the Watts are. Kanosh is where I finally learned to ride my bike as a kid!!! No traffic! LOL Plus I remember playing in the canal at the end of the street and all the night games of kick the can and so on. So much fun!!!

Tricia said...

WOW..... what a great idea! you are so talented!

AMAZING!

Andi said...

Jolene, you always amaze me with your wonderful presentations of food. Everything looks wonderful!!!

Brooke said...

I love how you did that, not only the food, but answered all of my questions one after the other. My first was "What are Hawiian haystacks" and my second was about the tall cupcakes. You'll have to add reading minds to your catering talents.

Diane said...

You are one multi talented girl. It's all beautiful! I guess it's true that the more you use your talents the more you recieve because you do so much and you can do so many different things. Very well I might add.
Diane