Yay! I’m back and I somehow survived two weekends in a row of hosting baby showers at my house. Mark and I joked that we should just do it again this weekend now that we’ve worked out all the kinks, ha! But we’re taking a little trip to the mountains instead – just the two of us, for some much needed rest and recovery. There’s still time to get the baby room ready, right? I mean, I’m only 30 weeks, it’s not time to stress quite yet. Our baby was showered with so many nice gifts, lots of cute onesies in gender-neutral grey and creams – we’re waiting to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. Lots of nice books and little wooden toys, a fun jumper and some carriers. My friend Kelly gave me this amazing book which I can’t wait to cook from, I’ll share a recipe with you guys in the upcoming weeks for sure! We cooked up quite a spread! Be sure to check out the party menu below! I couldn’t have done it without my mom, she made all the amazing cakes – I’m so lucky to have her! I wish I would’ve taken more pictures but with all the prepping, cooking, hosting and entertaining I could only snap a few.
Frankfurter Kranz (German Raspberry Buttercream Cake)
French Apple Tart with Rum Glaze
Pear Frangipane Tart
Spitzbuben (Linzer Cookies)
Fennel, Apple, Manchego Salad
Spinach and Feta Rugelach from this book (I made my own pastry dough tho, using this recipe)
Mushroom Quiche from this book – which turned out amazing!
Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip served with fresh baked local bread
A green salad with pomegranates, pistachios, shallots and a pistachio oil/lemon juice vinaigrette
Red and white wines, sparking ciders and this festive punch to drink.