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GIVE THEM FOOD...and other ways to cope with life

IT'S A BRIDAL SHOWER...wait, I can't be that old! 
Mar. 11, 2010 3:51 pm 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2010 9:30 pm
.It's been awhile my fellow bloggers!...Nothing earth shattering, just a number of little things like working too much has made me put blogging on the back burner.  One of those things was the planning and execution of  a large wedding shower at my home for the daughter of a very good friend.  I have watched this lovely girl grow up and cannot believe she is about to be married!  Just yesterday she was giggling in my backyard pool with my kids.  Just yesterday she was running all over the neighborhood playing outlandish pranks at our annual teen car rally.  But she's grown up with my kids and they've all gone through college and are starting real life.  How did that happen so fast.

It's odd to sit and watch another young women open presents that represent a hope of a new life to come....when you think it wasn't so long ago that you were that young woman.  It's exciting to see the cycle of life ,love and marriage continue in the next generation.  Ah, the stories we could tell them...the warnings we could give them...the reality checks we could force them to see....but no, that will not be necessary , life itself will teach them in due time.

Yeah, it makes me feel my age, but also being at a wedding shower reminds me of a life full of blessings.  A wonderful husband, 3 great kids a nice home and some crazy pets.  Marriage can definitely be a challenge but it's what brings richness to our lives.

Here's the menu for a good time had by all..........

Mixed Berry Fruit Salad with Vanilla sauce
Veggie platter and dip
Herbed cheese ball and crackers
Mini Tea Sandwiches
Mini Pita pockets stuffed with Chicken Curried Salad/Tofu Curried Salad
Honey Glazed Chicken Satay
Shower Cake
Tall Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Lemon Curd Petite Cheese Cakes

Thank you favors  of Raspberrry and Vanilla Truffles

Thanks for dropping by for a read!
Mar. 11, 2010 5:31 pm
What lucky friends you have! This sounds like a lovely and tasty menu. I'm sure everyone will enjoy it. I hope you have a chance to enjoy yourself too.
Mar. 12, 2010 4:58 am
hey cocojo glad to see you back on here, sounds like a lovely shower, enjoy your self also i know your guest will have a nice time
Mar. 13, 2010 5:34 am
Your menu sounds divine! are any of the recipes on AR? Do you have food pics of these??? BTW, I am working with a newly-single mom who has been referred to me to learn budgeting/cost reduction in regards to food. She is vegan (a rarity, to be sure, in southern va) and wants to choose "quality over quantity" in her food choices but is running out of food before the end of the month. Quality is great, but having nothing to eat is not. And she is also spending $ on vitamin drinks & supplements to make sure her kids get what they need nutritionally. She is vegan because she does not like the taste of animal foods- milk, eggs, cheese, flesh. I want to support her healthy choices, and help her find ways to cut her budget and still eat a healthy vegan diet. I'm trying to convince her to start cooking her own beans instead of buying canned, she has not totally bought in to that yet. ???! Do you have any ideas you can share about low-cost vegan dishes? Ironically, I spend most of my time working with adults trying to convince them to eat less meat and more veggies. This is a switch for me! As always, love your blog!
Mar. 13, 2010 4:52 pm
Hi to Everyone! Goodfood.....sounds like you do very interesting work! I have had a lot of experience with Vegan cooking sine I am 90% Vegan myself...even though I teach cooking and teach regular menus. The best book for you to read is "Becoming Vegan" by Brenda Davis RD & Vesanto Melina, MS RD....really a great guide to how to adopt this lifestyle...for her, the cookbook Vegan with a Vengence is my favorite. Another idea is a book just released called The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook...Erin Chase, she has a section on Vegetarian recipes but more I think you could adapt some of her recipes to Vegan by using Tofu and Tempeh or beans in place of meat and Rice Cheese and rice milk in place of dairy. I'll look in my recipes and see if I can send you a few. If she's getting enought fruit and veggies the only supplement she needs is B12. I know a family with 5 kids who are Vegan. The have grown up eating only fruit and nuts until noon ...then a huge salad and veggies until dinner...then grains, vegan protein veggies and a sweet. They're all athletes and don't take supplements.
Mar. 13, 2010 4:56 pm
oh and....the only recipe from AR is the "Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs"...I just used chicken tenders and wove them onto skewers like satay. The chicken curry is made with mayo,curry,raisins and toasted sesame seeds.
Mar. 16, 2010 8:33 am
Thanks! I saw your post and will share the info with her. Thanks again- a million! =D
Mar. 17, 2010 9:30 pm
This fabulous shower was for my daughter. What a wonderful evening of delicious food and fun conversations!! Cocojo is a dear, dear friend and to all of her blog friends out there --- she is just as marvelous as you would expect her to be. I wish that you all could have the blessings of her friendship in the flesh!
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Loving life at 50ish. Kids are gone and I'm focusing on my career! I enjoyed running a chocolate truffle business for 3 years and now teach adults and children about chocolate. I also teach hands on cooking classes at a local cooking school and am writing my first cookbook! Please visit me at my blog
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