Baby Shower Food

Baby Shower Food

The range for baby shower foods is wide. One can begin by serving great appetizing finger foods, followed by main course, punch and dessert. Baby showers are fun and exciting events and the food should be colorful and light so as to complement the event.
Baby shower is a very special occasion for an expectant mother. It's a time when she can spend a fun and eventful evening with her friends and share the excitement and apprehensions of the new turn that her life is going to take. The baby shower comprises entertaining games, time of cheerful chatting and lovely food. Delectable baby shower foods always leave the guests satisfied and happy at the end of the day.

Baby Shower Finger Food Recipes

Finger foods form great appetizers and get the mood going at a baby shower. The best part about finger foods is that the guests do not need cutlery and plates to have them, thereby giving them ample amounts of time to chat comfortably, while eating.

Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients
  • ½ cup finely chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves (minced)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 30 jumbo shrimp
Preparation Procedure

Soak 7-8 wooden skewers in water. In a large mixing bowl, take the garlic and salt. Mash them together thoroughly. Then add minced rosemary leaves and olive oil and mix again. Now, add the luscious shrimp and refrigerate the mixture for 4 hours. On a preheated grill, place shrimp that have been skewered on wooden skewers. Brush the shrimp with oil and grill them for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Vegetable Platters

Ingredients for Dip
  • 1 quart mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs Salad Supreme
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp Ajinomoto
  • 1 cup sour cream
Preparation Procedure

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate. The dip is ready. For the vegetable platter, get all kinds of fresh, colorful vegetables such as broccoli, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, baby corn, mushrooms, carrots, celery, cucumber, etc. Place them on a large serving platter, with the chilled dip in the center.

Baby Shower Main Course Recipe

Most of us are on the lookout for some easy baby shower food recipes, for the main course. Let's have a look at some easy recipes, that can be wrapped up easily.

Taco Pie Recipe
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 pkt cream cheese (8 ounce)
  • 4 slices of cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1 large chopped tomato
  • 2 tbs chopped onion
  • Lettuce (shredded)
  • 1 mashed avocado
  • Taco sauce
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¾ tsp chili powder
  • Pepper to taste
Preparation Procedure
In a blender add the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, chili powder and avocado and blend away till a smooth paste is formed. Dollop this paste on a serving plate. On this paste sprinkle the chopped onions, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and cheese. Drizzle some taco sauce as well.

Salmon Puffs

Ingredients for Puff Filling
  • 1 can pink salmon (15½ ounce)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese (grated)
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Green onions (sliced)
  • 1 celery stalk (diced)
  • 1 tsp. Dried dill
Ingredients for Puff Shell
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup water
Preparation Procedure

Preparing the filling is very simple. Just drain and separate the meat from the bones. Mix all the above filling ingredients into the fish shreds. The filling is ready. For the puff, you need to preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Then take a pan and add water, seasonings and butter to it. Allow it to come to a boil. Then take it away from the burner and stir in the flour till a dough is formed. Beat in the eggs one by one and mix well. On a greased baking dish, dollop out tablespoon sized portions of dough and bake in the oven for the next 20-25 minutes. Once they become golden brown and cool down, slit them open from the side and stuff them with the filling. The salmon puff is ready.

Baby Shower Cake Recipe

Baby shower without a cake is complete. No matter how many decades pass by, nothing can replace the conventional cake cutting ceremony. It's not just about tradition, but cutting a cake simply adds to the mood of the occasion. Here's a simple recipe that you can try out.

Ingredients
  • 1 pkg yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sticks of butter (melted separately)
  • 1 box of confectioner's sugar (16 oz)
  • 1 packet cream cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preparation Procedure

Let the oven preheat to 350 degrees. Next, in a mixing bowl take the cake mix, the first stick of melted butter and 2 eggs. Blend them well till they become quite stiff. Into a 9 by 13 cake pan, dollop this mixture properly. In another mixing bowl take the other stick of melted butter and add to it the vanilla extract, cheese (softened), sugar and the other 2 eggs. Blend thoroughly and dollop the mixture neatly on the bottom layer of the cake pan. Bake this batter for 40 minutes in the oven. The cake's top will turn golden brown. Once it cools, apply frosting on the cake. If possible get cute frosting cake decorations that are shaped in the form of toys, babies, diapers, etc. This will give the cake a wonderful look.

These were just a few of the array of baby shower foods you can have at the baby shower. Besides the finger foods, main course and cake, you can also have punch and dessert. Creative baby shower food ideas always leave guests smiling. They add to the fun and excitement of the evening!
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