Baby Shower? Baby Food!Author: Babies
If you're trying to avoid the wave of potluck casserols from taking over your fridge after your baby shower, consider a unique and tastey twist to your baby shower's menu! Avoid over spending and too many left overs by serving "baby food". Of course you don't want to go out and buy as many as it would take to feed your party, so make your own. Who knows, it just might come in handy once baby arrives!
Easy and traditional baby shower food can be put into glass baby food jars to delight your guests. A Better Homes and Gardens Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe found on Kitchen Daily is a rich and delicious treat made with sourdough bread cubes, miniatures semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Your guests will savor this deletable pudding as well as get a kick out of eating from a baby food jar!
Another pudding idea for your baby shower food, Banana Pudding from The Joy of Baking combines deliciously creamy vanilla pudding with banana slices and vanilla cookies. This pudding will look great in clear baby food jars if you serve it as a trifle. Simply place crushed vanilla wafers in the bottom of the jars, spoon a layer of vanilla pudding over the cookies, top the pudding with slices of firm yet ripe bananas, and repeat until you fill the jar. Top with whipped cream and a vanilla wafer, and that's it. You can make this even easier by using instant vanilla pudding if you wish instead of the pudding recipe.
Mini muffin tins can also be a way to serve food with the appearance of baby food at your baby shower. Food like tartlets, muffins, and cheesecakes can easily be baked in mini muffin tins for tiny treats. Creative Baby Shower Ideas has great recipes for desserts like Pecan Tartlets and Blueberry Cheesecake that would be easy to bake in a mini muffin tin. Dainty desserts such as these will look just like baby food, especially if you serve them alongside a pudding in a baby food jar.
If you want to serve a full meal at your baby shower, food of any sort can be presented as baby food, especially if you use actual homemade baby food recipes. Wholesome Baby Food is a valuable online resource for yummy recipes for baby food than even adults will enjoy eating. Menu ideas include serving grilled cheese sandwiches cut up in bite sizes, mini meatballs with ground beef or turkey, and broccoli and cheddar cheese nuggets. If you are having a brunch baby shower, why not serve baby omelets with eggs, milk, cheese, and finely chopped vegetables? If you'd like to serve a main dish in clear baby food jars, try Fish Curry with Coconut Milk, a tasty curry that is easy to serve in this fashion.
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Teddy Bear Baby Shower Food IdeasAuthor: Edie Mindell
Baby shower food ideas patterned after teddy bears, collectively, is a great way to add a cutesy charm to the anticipated event of would-be mothers. As long as the ingredients are safe and eatable, it is possible to change the theme of the baby shower into a teddy bear motif. However, teddy bear-themed baby shower is centered mainly on children, thus it is doable if children are the main guests of the event.
You could make decorative sandwiches to offer some healthy and really filling teddy bear-themed foodstuff for the kids. You could put some cheese slivers and meat on a slice of wheat bread and shape a teddy bear face with sliced pickle ears, sliced cucumber eyes and sliced tomato nose. You could also add mayonnaise or mustard on it to create the mouth and some whiskers.
Speaking off sandwiches, all-time favorites such as peanut butter and jelly or peanut butter and honey sandwiches are great for teddy bear-themed baby showers. You could use a teddy bear-shaped cookie cutter to form the sandwiches into cute little teddy bear shapes. Add some eyes and nose made of raisins, as well as a mouth made of honey or jelly. If you don't mind arranging a plate for each child, you can also add some cherry tomatoes as miniature balloons and thin slices of carrots as the strings to create a bunch of diminutive bunch of balloons that are attached to the bear's hand.
Squeeze out some more of your creative juice on baby shower food ideas if you want something to be served more than just cold sandwiches for the baby shower. Make use of a slice of bread, tomato sauce, some cheese and pepperoni to make a miniature pizza shaped like a teddy bear's face. You can even set up all the ingredients on separate containers on the table to have the children create their very own teddy bear pizzas by themselves.
You could also use honey crackers and pretzels shaped like teddy bears, which the kids will definitely like to chew on as snacks. Make a teddy bear mixed snacks with crackers, pretzels, popcorn, dried berries and roasted nuts that are seemingly shaped like teddy bears. Also, try to bake some teddy bear biscuits and cookies and tea served on cute teddy bear-themed trays, cups and plates.
For a much healthier teddy bear baby shower, you could set up a round platter that contains slices of carrots, celeries, cucumber, etc. Arrange them into the shape of teddy bear's face. Place two small bowls of dips, such as different kinds of dressings, at the top part of the platter to form the ears of the teddy bear.
Teddy bear baby shower food ideas are not just on the food, it is on the tableware. If you want to have a more complete teddy bear atmosphere for the baby shower, use plates and bowls that are either teddy bear in shape or have teddy bears printed on them. Also, try making use pairs of teddy utensils to complement the atmosphere.
Edie Mindell writes for SimplyUniqueBabyGifts.com. Check out the trendy baby gift baskets and babyshower party gifts for your event.