You guys, this was the baby shower big leagues. The guest of honor: Rebecca, the most caring and supportive friend, yet coolest person I know. My co-hosts: undisputed party queen Jordan from Oh Happy Day and Emily, my style icon and creative sounding board. Rebecca’s friends: all ridiculously fabulous.
With all of this, I ended up unexpectedly crunched for time, so I went for dishes that didn’t take a lot of work but had big impact. Most things can be made ahead, with just some last minute assembly. If you can chop stuff, you can make this menu! It’s easy enough that I hope Rebecca isn’t reading this so she doesn’t think my lack of preparation is any sort of reflection of how much I care about her.
Relying on colorful, seasonal produce is the absolute easiest way to get a beautiful, flavorful spread with minimal effort. Next on the list is serving everything in cute, individual dishes. Suddenly everything is 100% more special!
Also check out my Baby Shower Brunch Menu for Sheila
Baby Shower Menu for Rebecca
Rebecca mentioned that she loves nectarines, so I ran with it. Hoo boy. Life changing.
Menu planning 101: everything is cuter in miniature.
Coconut Milk, Butternut Squash, and Corn Chowder with Cinnamon and Cilantro
Tri-tip and Mango Skewers
Exactly what they sound like. Some marinated tri-tip, threaded on a skewer with a chunk of fresh mango. Perfect combination.
I can’t wait to post the instructions for these. I. Can’t. Wait.
Citrus Glazed Madeleines
Don’t eat the weird little babies in there in your rush to get to the dreamy homemade chocolate pudding.