6/07/2013

Summer Shower Snacks

Last weekend one of my best friends asked me to cater for a bridal shower for yesterday.  I almost said no but I just had to say yes.  So I texted her a list of ideas and she narrowed it down to her choices.

She chose:

  • Greek Salad Skewers
  • Fruit Salad
  • Mini Cupcakes
  • Punch
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I was super nervous about the Greek Salad Skewers because I wasn't sure how the Feta cheese would cut.  But I just bought a block and marinated the block of Feta in EVOO.

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I used a medium sized skewer and put a cherry tomato, piece of cucumber, black olive, and small cut of Feta on each.  I drizzled Greek dressing and some Parmesan cheese on it before serving.

Greek dressing:
  • Italian Seasonings
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Salt
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • EVOO
  • Dijon Mustard


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I made some Cookies n Cream cupcakes because I didn't want to have to make separate chocolate AND vanilla cupcakes.  The cookies n cream seemed like the perfect mix of both worlds.  I got my cupcake recipe from Stockpiling Moms Cookies n cream recipe.  I've made these once before and they were delicious.  This time they came out perfectly moist and super yummy!

I used my own adaptation for the icing and I will admit that I put crushed oreos in the icing itself but I would NOT suggest doing this because it caused me tons of problems trying to ice the cupcakes with my icing squeezers!

Cookies n cream icing:
  • 2 sticks of room temp nonsalted butter
  • about 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • about 2 tbsp of vanilla extract


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I made a fruit salad with strawberries, pineapple, cantalope, watermelon, and grapes because who doesn't love fruit salad!


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Of course you have to wash all the grub down with something!  So I made my go to party punch!  My SIL introduced me to this stuff and I LOVE it!

Pineapple Punch
  • Fresca (1-2 Liters)
  • Pineapple Juice (1-3 large cans)
  • Lemonade mix (I use Countrytime)
  • Ice or water
  • OPTIONAL:  Add some fruit to infuse

2 comments:

  1. Those snacks all look super yummy! I'm hungry now. :-(

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