On Friday night my friend (groom's sister/bridesmaid) Jess came over to help me prepare. Once she came over though, there was more socializing than work being done. I was supposed to go running with Christopher on Saturday morning before the bridal shower, but that didn't end up happening because I had a lot more prep work to do. We did however, try out the cocktails that I was planning on serving. They were quite strong and delicious. The shower turned out to be a huge success and Linda had a lot of fun and I got to know the other bridesmaids better.
Our full menu was as follows:
Roast Pepper Tapenade
Costco spinach pancake app with sauces
|Linda has been very into champagne lately. I made it the|
base drink of the day. The Champagne Mojitos were the
|On Thursday night I began marinating my meats and|
portobello mushrooms. I used a basic marinade from all-
recipes.com for the steak.
|For the chicken I did a Korean BBQ Chicken Marinade that|
I also pulled from Allrecipes.
|Grilled bacon is a standard for us as it really lets the fat|
drip off better than any other method. During the winter we
put the bacon on this cooking rack to bake in the oven if
grilling isn't an option.
|I also made a roasted red pepper tapenade.|
|Roasted red bell pepper tapenade, olive tapenade, and salmon spread.|