Sometimes we have the most fun before the actual shower during that time when we’re running around putting together the decorations, deciding on a theme and best of all creating and tasting new baby shower recipes created just for the party.
Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t use a tried and true party favorite. Many people have a specific dish that they always make for any holiday, simply because it's always a hit. However that shouldn’t keep you from trying out new ideas. After all there is always room for something else on the buffet table.
A favorite at my parties is meringue. For those of you who haven’t come across it before, Meringue is basically egg whites and sugar. It’s whipped, I recommend using a blender, until enough air is mixed in that the egg whites are firm and foamy. The easiest way to prepare the meringue is to plop two to three inch wide amounts on a cookie sheet and bake it in an oven at about 200 degrees for an hour or until the meringue hardens and turns a light tan color. When the meringue is done and comes out of the oven its light, crunchy and sweet to eat. You can also shape the meringue into shallow bowls before putting it in the oven and it will make a great little container for ice cream or a syrupy fruit salad.
It can be difficult to decide on a new dish to serve at your baby shower. Give yourself plenty of time to experiment and remember the point is to expand your horizons a little and have fun. Even a variation on a classic dish can make the party. Instead of serving Pigs in a Blanket, try out Babes in a Diaper. Take your hotdog pieces and slice in two about halfway up the piece. This will make two ‘legs’ for the babes. Then when wrapping the dogs arrange the dough to look like a diaper. You may need a tooth pick to serve as the diaper pin.
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