I bet you thought I had forgotten you! Well here I am, finally, with stories to tell and recipes to share once again. All is well Dear Reader - I just got super busy for a while there. Since my last post I have thrown a baby shower for my niece, bought a house (!!!) moved and welcomed baby Mason into our family. It has been hectic!
Most of my house was packed by the time the baby shower happened, so with a lot of planning I took the party on the road to my niece's home. It was a challenge because of my impending move - I had to make sure I didn't pack any dishes I would be using for the shower. Thank goodness for my love of writing lists - it went off without a hitch. I planned a simple, make-ahead menu that would travel well and present well on the day and despite my type A, control freak nature, I let other people help too. And, BIG and, I ordered the cake. Sometimes it is best to just accept your limitations and move on. Ordering the cake was a smart decision! I made these Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits that I have shared with you before. They come together quickly and easily and give the impression that you are a master baker. Paired with ham and fancy mustard or mayonnaise they were a hit with the ladies. I made this macaroni salad, and this potato salad and rounded out the menu with pickles, beets and some lovely cheeses. Just for fun, I created a virgin Mimosa bar with fresh fruit and a variety of fruit juices to add to sparkling water. It was very festive!