Tag Archives: Showers

Tropical Ginger Punch and Tea Sandwiches

12 Jul

As promised here are some recipes I made for the baby shower I hosted last Saturday!

Tropical Ginger Punch

I made this drink for the shower, I tripled the recipe since it was for so many people (and I really like vodka!) It’s delicious, light and summary!

What you need:

3 cups orange juice

3 cups pineapple juice

1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger

2 cups vodka

4 cups (32 ounces) chilled ginger ale or club soda

Orange wedges, for garnish (optional)

Directions

In a large pitcher, stir together orange juice, pineapple juice, ginger, and vodka.

Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour (and up to 1 week).

 Just before serving, stir in ginger ale.

Serve over ice, garnished with orange wedges, if desired.

Tropical Ginger Punch

I also made these delicious tea sandwiches! Yumm so good and a little prissy!

Classic Cucumber Tea Sandwich

What you need:

4 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, basil, tarragon, or mint (I used mint because we grow it in our back yard)

8 slices wheat bread (I used different types of bread for fun)

1 piece (4 inches) cucumber, very thinly sliced into rounds

2 tablespoons softened butter

Directions

Place cream cheese and herbs in a bowl; stir with a rubber spatula until combined.

Spread cream cheese mixture on 4 slices of bread; layer with cucumber. Spread remaining slices of bread with butter. Place, butter side facing down, on radishes. Trim crusts; cut sandwiches in half.

Cucumber Tea Sandwich

Cucumber Tea Sandwich

Goat Cheese-Pecan Finger Sandwiches

What you need:

4 ounces goat cheese, softened

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

14 bread slices, divided (I used different types of bread)

Directions

Stir together goat cheese, cream cheese, pecans, and parsley.

Spread on 7 bread slices.

Top 7 more bread slices with cheese-covered bread slices.

Remove crusts; cut into desired shapes.

Tea Sandwiches

Enjoy!

Chalk Board Mason Jars

11 Jul

I have always loved drinking out of mason jars. And recently I have been obsessed with the Dollar Tree. Yes the Dollar Tree – not to be confused with those other fake dollar stores where things cost more than a dollar! That’s stupid!!

So I was spending another lunch browsing the shelf’s at the local Dollar Tree when I saw all these Mason jars. And awwwwwwww (sing that) it was like a light came on and my idea juices were flowing!

I bought as many jars as I could fit in my cart!

The next day I was at Pier One getting paper lanterns for our patio and I was reminded of a glass I saw there once. I also saw this trick on that show Trading Spaces . . . anyone remember that show? Once the 86ed Pagie Davis the show went downhill! She was a peach!

Anyway, I saw these jars a long time ago that had chalk board squares on them so people could write their names. And because of Trading Spaces I know they sell spray paint chalk board at most home improvement stores (and Wal-Mart) –

So I made everyone (and had some left over) jars for the baby shower.

I was also thinking of making these for Christmas and filling them with coco or something delicious and writing on them!

Chalk Board Mason Jars

  1. Wash/disinfect the jars in the dishwasher.
  2. Cut out a square stencil so all the squares are the same size.
  3. Tape around (not on) the stencil with blue painters tape.
  4. Tape the crap out of the jar. Tape the WHOLE jar because you are spray painting and it will get other places.
  5. Lay the jars outside on a plastic bag, tarp or cardboard cutout.
  6. Spray the paint – back and forth – it’s an art!
  7. Apply one coat and let it dry completely before you apply the next coat.
  8. I applied four coats and it worked great
  9. After the last coat, let the jar dry 24 hours before you use the chalk.
  10. Rub the chalk back and length wise all over the chalk board surface and rub it off
  11. Then the chalk board is ready to use!

Hope your do-it-yourself projects turn out well!

Enjoy!

Wash/disinfect the jars in the dishwasher.

Cut out a square stencil so all the squares are the same size

Cut out a square stencil so all the squares are the same size

Tape around (not on) the stencil with blue painters tape

Tape around (not on) the stencil with blue painters tape

Tape the crap out of the jar. Tape the WHOLE jar because you are spray painting and it will get other places.

Tape the crap out of the jar. Tape the WHOLE jar because you are spray painting and it will get other places.

Lay the jars outside on a plastic bag, tarp or cardboard cutout

Lay the jars outside on a plastic bag, tarp or cardboard cutout

Spray the paint – back and forth – it’s an art!

Spray the paint – back and forth – it’s an art!

Apply one coat and let it dry completely before you apply the next coat. I applied four coats and it worked great

After the last coat, let the jar dry 24 hours before you use the chalk.

Rub the chalk back and length wise all over the chalk board surface and rub it off

Then the chalk board is ready to use!