My lovely and very pregnant daughter was in town for work last week.
We took the opportunity to throw her a baby shower filled with good friends and good food.
Dr. D helped with the fruit baby, the skills he acquired from his high school salad bar job have been used many times in this house.
The cupcakes were from Small Cakes and the cookies were from my favorite cookie baker, Lisa, at the Cookie Jar Bakery.
Everyone who eats The Cookie Jar’s decorated sugar cookies always rave about how good they are!! Every time I order them I order an extra dozen thinking I will have some leftovers……hasn’t happened yet! We also had caprese salad skewers, artichoke dip and three different tea sandwiches, egg salad, chicken salad and cucumber salad. I have included the cucumber salad recipe below since it was so darn good. The recipe made more than we needed for the sandwiches so Molly and I snacked on it all week after the shower. I forgot to take pictures of it though! Molly thought it would make a good veggie dip also.
Cream Cheese and Cucumber Tea Sandwich
- 2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup peeled, seeded, and finely chopped cucumber
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup minced red onion
- 6 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 slices white bread
After mixing the ingredients spread on two slices of bread to make a sandwich. I removed the crust from the bread before spreading on the cucumber salad. You can slice the sandwich into triangles for serving or use a 2″ cookie cutter and make circle tea sandwiches. Garnish with dill or basil leaves.
Only about 7 more weeks until we get to meet Baby Levi. I can’t wait!