Jan 25, 2011

A Baby Shower Menu and Hummus

                                                          Welcome CLARA JOY!
Recently I had the pleasure of helping out with one of my good friends baby shower. In the way of baby showers I would say this one was perfection.  Not too many people, not to few, no chocolate diaper games and great people all assembled in one place to celebrate the upcoming birth of Clara Joy into the world. (And can I just mention right here how much I love that name.  I really do!)
The shower was at two during that weird dead time between lunch and dinner, where most people wouldn't expect a full meal but a snack would be wonderful.
I covered the food, excluding the cupcakes and I have to say I think three people is the perfect way to throw a shower! One person to host the location/decorations, one person to do the food and another to take care of the cake/cupcakes. Much less stress.
I served:
Fruit Salad (Orange segments, grapes, kiwi, strawberries and bananas)
Homemade Salsa

Roasted Garlic hummus and Pita

Spinach Artichoke Dip with spicy crackers
Brie en croute with cranberry compote
Brie en croute with rosemary and garlic
sugar cookies

cucumber water
pink lemonade
and a hot chocolate bar with homemade hot chocolate and the
available additions of
caramel, mini chocolate chips, marshmallows,
whip cream and  butterscotch chips
cheesecake and brownie pops, how fun are these?! They were a huge hit!

Now how could I leave the blog without at least one little recipe?! This recipe is perfect for gatherings because it does not use tahini and I find that tahini is a love it or hate it kind of ingredient.
Roasted Garlic Hummus
2 C. garbanzo beans
1 head roasted garlic
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 tsp. Lemon juice
1 tsp. Cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine ingredients in food processor and pulse until completely smooth.  I like to add a little extra cumin at this point and if it is too thick you can add more olive oil or lemon juice depending on your preferences.


Lea Woodard said...

Your hummus sounds super delicious...and if I had a food processor or blender I'd be all over making it! I might have to invest in a damn blender soon anyway, they're just so handy. The cheesecake pops looked yummy!

Sher said...

I am going to make this and try it! Everything sounds good. So are you saying you didn't like the diaper game at my shower...hahahaha

Mary said...

Faith, that hummus sounds wonderful. As a matter of fact, everything you made for the shower looks terrific. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Yes, Clara Joy is a great name! Looks like you did a great baby shower.

Jennifurla said...

Great spread, sounds like the perfect day