Last summer my celiac sister threw me a “Pinterest Perfect” bridal shower.
(she made these lemonade bevies from ultra-washed beer bottles and hand stamped labels)
People raved about the food — all of it was gluten-free, of course… but no one cared a bit.
So next up is a baby shower right?
Not mine silly, a baby shower for my sister. 🙂
And not one baby, but TWO.
Perfect for a “monkey see, monkey do” brunch.
Rice Krispie Cupcakes
Just the regular recipe for the treats (using GF rice krispies,of course) molded into mini-muffin pans and topped with frosting.
Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
“Monkey Munch” S’mores Mix
1 box honey-nut Chex cereal
1 bag mini marshmallows
1 package (or more if you’d like) chocolate chips, or Nestle chocolate chunks
Combine the three ingredients in a large bowl. Boom. Done.
I jazzed it up with some little canning jars, tied with colored ribbon.
Strawberries, blueberries, Granny Smith apples (which are phenomenal with vanilla yogurt) and Almond & Dried Cherry Granola from Ginger Lemon Girl. I knew these little nibbles would layer beautifully with the yogurt in the taller jars, rather than just plopping it all into a bowl.
You can take simple ingredients and make it look fancy. 🙂
Speaking of taking something simple and making it spectacular — these Cinnamon Roll Waffles were ridiculously good, they kind of stole the show. I used this recipe for the two sauces and Gluten-Free Bisquick for the waffles. (before the shindig, I made waffles for my nephews using Pamela’s flour mix and they loved them, so either would work)
You should make these for your family this weekend.
Mini banana splits for dessert. (again, anything mini and I’m on it)
Just like at my shower, people couldn’t stop talking about the food. I always joke that GF really means good food. Agreed?
Those two little peanuts are arriving any day now — fingers crossed they wait a couple more weeks, but can hardly wait to meet them! And isn’t my sister just beautiful? (this was a month and a half ago — imagine that baby belly now!)
These cookies weren’t served up at either shower, BUT they could be delivered to your front door in the very near future. I’m having a cookie auction over on my Facebook page — and the two highest bidders win a batch of these babies. All of the proceeds go to my fundraising efforts for my Team GF 5k on May 19th. Head over and place a bid. Or maybe cookies aren’t your thing (is that even possible?) in which case you can just give a monetary donation on my fundraising page. My goal is $1000 this year — can you help me get a grand?
Have you ever been to a totally gluten-free shower? It’s pretty swell. What do you do if you’re going to a shower/party? Call ahead and ask about options? Hide crackers in your purse?