Help! I need some meal ideas for a babyshower!

@lenapoo (674)
United States
April 30, 2007 1:36pm CST
I am giving my best friend of twelve years a baby shower in about two months. What I have so far nothing. I need some serious help. My friend likes alot of different types of foods. She is the type of person that likes to try new things. Me I am the cook b/w us and I need some good meal ideas for a baby shower. She wants it to be alot of down home cooking, but she isn't into the type of down home cooking that I grew up on. If you have any type of meal ideas then please let me know so that I can come up with something for her because I absolutely have no idea what to make exactly. I need items that are quick and easy to make. Any suggestions?
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
30 Apr 07
Do you have a theme? Most showers i go to have just finger foods like spinach dip w/ bread, raw fruit/veggies etc...do you actually have to have a meal? Is the shower over a lunch/supper period? i would suggest a big pot of soup and some fresh bread, but chances are it will be too hot for something like that...what about a mexican theme w/ make your own frijitas (all you have to do is cut up veggies/grill some chicken/) then for an appitizer you could have salsa n taco chips?
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@lenapoo (674)
• United States
2 May 07
Well she had decided that she wants to have a cookout so I will probably have alot of side dishes to go with the different types of meats. Do you know any good recipes for fruit salad maybe.
• United States
30 Apr 07
We're gonna need a lil' more info.. In her present state - she's still has the palate for new things? Please define "home cooking"? Ethnicity? Southern? something that comes out of an oven? Theme for the day? Location? (outside = no mayo products) Quick & Easy? - made days in advanced or on the spot? Push comes to shove try www.foodtv.com for party recipes.
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
30 Apr 07
I would definately recomend "fingerfood". Small chicken-bits, some meat on sticks, veggies with dip, cheese, garlicbread, regular bread.. oh you get the idea - just make alot of small dishes - this way - all people will find somehting to eat..
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Are you thinking about a meal (lunch or dinner?), or a bunch of little snackies for people to eat while your friend unwraps her gifts and stuff? One of my favorite hearty snacks is Stuffed Mushrooms. They are pretty easy and quick to make. Fill mushroom caps with stuffing (you can even use an instant stuffing, like stovetop for this), bake until the mushrooms are tender. Deviled eggs are also really good! I LOVE those. I loke adding powdered mustard to the "filling" when I make mine, and then topping them with a bit of paprika. It makes them look fancy ;-) Various dips and chips are also good. 7-layer Mexican dips are easy to make and are always a huge hit. You can make it before hand and when it's time for the party, just heat it up and serve with tortilla chips. Good luck!
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
30 Apr 07
Tapas are easy but you can also order them so that saves you a lot of time to prepare varieties of food and the quantities as well. You can also do nachos with a variety of dips. You can also go for fritters or tempura. You can use about anything for tempura. Vegetables or seafood for tempura. Bananas, Casava and Breadfruit for fritters. More exciting would be soft shell crabs tempura...YUMMY! Then again, what does your friend like? Most of all, don't be bog down ny all the food prep. Have fun! - Lyn
@profclark (512)
• United States
1 May 07
Go visit Rachel Ray's website and you will find a lot of really tasty meals that do not take a lot of time. I cook her recipies all the time. Write her and she just might do something on the topic on her show.