Monday, November 8, 2010

baby bell (pepper) bottoms

I want to take this opportunity to share with you guys that I was able to Cater my first event this past weekend. Some friends of mine were throwing a baby shower for a friend of theirs. The mommy-to-be is in love with fruits and vegetables. That is all she requested. It was a pretty simple menu, and i thoroughly enjoyed planning it. Being able to do it only made me want to do it more! I can not wait to get through with my classes, get my license, and hopefully open up my own catering business! Here are a few pics of what I prepared for the shower.

This first picture is of a Baby Stroller made from a small seedless watermelon filled with a fruit salad of mandarin oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, and blackberries. And it was sitting on top of a bed of different sliced apples.

Picture number two is of the fruit tower I made with grapes, and strawberries.

I filled the "fruit bowls" made from the bottom of a pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and a lemon. The pineapple was filled with a chocolate dip, the grapefruit and lemon were filled with a strawberry and yogurt dip, and the orange was filled with a cream cheese mix.

Picture number three is just a simple veggie platter with carrots, celery, tomatoes, three different colored bell peppers, and cucumber. I turned a few green bell peppers into bowls for the veggie dips.

I received lots of compliments on the presentation and taste of the food. The one that stands out to me, and made me giggle was the hostess of the party. She said "I am going to poo so easily tonight! Thank you so much!" LOL I thought that was awesome!

My loving husband accompanied me to the shower. He helped me carry all the heavy things and such, but he actually only came along for one reason. We were told that there would be "other dudes" there for him to hang with. And yes, the dudes did come to the shower, but they didn't show up til about 4 hours after we arrived. My poor hubby had to sit through baby and breast pump chatter from all the mothers and other women. He was horrified. I think I scarred him for life!

But anyways...this last picture is one of my fave's from the evening. I took the tops of the bell peppers i used for the veggie platter and cut them so that they would look like tiny baby butts. hehe I thought they were the most awesome thing ever! Here is a little sample:

I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed putting the dishes together! I have some good recipes coming your way for delicious winter comfort foods. It is taking me some time to put together, cook and photograph these recipes. Please be patient as I try and prepare them for you! More coming your way very soon!

Til next time....

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