The baby shower was a success!

Before the guests started to arrive, I had a very thick green monster for lunch, and to prevent myself from snacking the afternoon away.

  • ½ avocado
  • ½ mango
  • Baby carrots
  • Spinach
  • cucumber
  • Applesauce
  • Vanilla soy milk
  • Water

It was super filling, and I actually didn’t eat any of the yummy food I prepared (I know it was yummy because I had it later for dinner). I have to thank Jessica for ALL the recipes for the baby shower. I actually started planning the food at 11pm the night before, and I just browsed her recipe page for ideas.

That’s the easy cheeseball there in front: cream cheese, green olives, walnuts

I also made kiwi mango salsa and cinnamon sugar pita ships to go along with it.

2 kiwis, ½ mango, orange bell pepper, red onion, ½ avocado, salt/pepper

4 sliced pitas, sprayed with non-stick spray, sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar and broiled for 4 minutes on each side

Plus White Bean Dip with Bacon

can canellini beans, evoo, paprika (I added so much that it turned orange!), salt/pepper, garlic powder, bacon crumbles

I also had lots of veggies and crackers for dipping

To be honest, I was a little nervous. I’ve never had a baby shower before, and all but one of my guests is already a mother, and so I felt a little under-qualified – but I think it was a hit. I’m not really into silly games (mostly because I’m self conscious and I don’t want to embarrass myself) – but I did have a baby themed word scramble that kept everyone busy for a while. The guests were all teachers, and it was fun to see everyone outside of school. Plus, holding a sweet sleeping baby all afternoon wasn’t a bad gig. All in all, it was a very fun afternoon!

This morning, we ran out the door to church without time for breakfast, and surprisingly I wasn’t that hungry afterwards. I figured I should eat something, so I went with a sweet potato.

I microwaved a sweet ‘tater for about 6 minutes, then sautéed it with cinnamon, sugar and peanut butter for about 2 minutes.

I’m still eating with chop sticks to slow myself down. It’s working beautifully.

Have a great last bit of your weekend! I’m off to do some laundry and relax…

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