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.
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.