This past weekend us Savory Sisters had an absolute blast hosting a baby shower for our older sister Rachel in beautiful Hampden, Massachusetts. For us, there is almost nothing better than hanging out with friends and family while eating delicious food and watching our sister open up the most adorable baby gifts. We received a lot of compliments on the food at the shower so we decided to share some of the recipes here on our blog. While we made these dishes for a baby shower you really can make them for almost any sort of get together or party:
Overnight French Toast
(Moist and delicious, this is the perfect dish for a breakfast or brunch for a large group. Serves 15.)
2 Loaves of Challah or Brioche Bread (no crust)
2 Cups Whole Milk or Half & Half
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
8 oz Cream Cheese
2 to 3 Apples OR 2 Cups of Blueberries
In greased 9 by 13 glass or ceramic dish, fill with cubes of either Challah or Brioche.
Whisk eggs, whole milk or half-half & maple syrup.
Pour mixture over bread, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Dot with cream cheese
Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Slice thin 2 – 3 apples and spread on top with cinnamon (we used blueberries at the shower since they were in season)
Bake 30 to 40 minutes til puffy and not loose. Serve with maple syrup.
Summer Orzo Salad
(Light, colorful, flavorful and fresh, this is a great dish for a lunch or BBQ. Can be made the day before and transports well. Serves up to 20.)
1 Box Orzo Pasta
1 Small Red Onion, Chopped
1 Small Jar Sun-Dried Tomatoes or Fresh Cherry Tomatoes
1 Package Tomato Basil Feta Cheese
1/2 Cup Toasted Pine Nuts
1 Package Baby Spinach Leaves
1 Cup Girard’s Champagne Dressing (or make your own homemade champagne dressing with honey, olive oil, Dijon mustard and champagne vinegar or apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste).
1 Bag of Shrimp (defrost, remove tails, toss in lemon juice and salt)
Cook Orzo according to box, rinse with cold water, drain for 30 minutes.
Put Orzo in Ziploc bag and toss with Champagne Dressing. Leave in fridge for 1 hour or more.
Mix in remaining ingredients.
Raspberry Mint Lemonade
(A refreshing summer drink, we made this as a mocktail so w/o alcohol but feel free to add a liquor of your choice such as rum or vodka. Serves about 12.)
8 Cups (2 quarts) Ginger Ale
1/4 Cup Powdered Lemonade Mix
4 Cups Frozen Raspberries
1 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves
1 Zest of a Lemon & Juice of the Lemon
4 Cups of Ice
Mix all ingredients together and serve!
The Savory Sisters are always looking for new recipes to check out. If you have any you think we would enjoy please let us know :).