On Saturday the 11th, the day before my birthday, I had my family over. My family has been going through some tough times lately, and this was one of those days. I had been planning this party for forever, though, and decided to go ahead with it anyway. I spent the day before and the day of making food. There's 12 of us, so I made a lot, but there was plenty left over (lots of leftover yummies for me!) There was:
-ham and cheddar mini quiches
-red pepper, goat cheese, and spinach mini quiches
-mushroom tostadas with garlic mayo
-tomato avocado goat cheese crostini
-tortilla chips & salsa
-salt & vinegar potato chips
-strawberry marshmallow salad
-veggies & dip
I think that's everything! It was a LOT of work but everything turned out yummy and all-in-all I enjoyed all the cooking :) You can follow the links above to some of the recipes but keep in mind that I do tend to tweak everything!
I left my hubby in charge of dessert and he came through with chocolates as well as a Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard cake!
Here's some pics:
|My 13-year-old niece gave me a paper crown she'd made that I put on and then completely forgot I was wearing it as I rushed to finish up the food!|
|I didn't have a chance to put on something nice before it was time to eat.|
|I bought some flowers and decorations from the dollar store including those nice white platters.|