Saturday, November 5, 2011

Made Bridal Luncheon Recipes

As promised the recipes from Rebecca's Bridal Luncheon.

Autumn Salad
Better to have too much than not to have enough!  I doubled the vinaigrette and pecans and bought extra at least two of the produce listed.  We fed 22 at the shower and had leftovers if that tells you anything.    

Mixed greens
Red onion rings, thinly sliced
Avocados, chopped
Granny Smith Apples, thinly sliced
1, 16oz. container, crumbled goat or blue cheese (I used feta b/c it is the Bride's favorite)
Glazed Pecans
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. lime juice
1/4 c. rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 shallots, minced
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
Put all the ingredients, except olive oil in blender.  Mix then pour oil in a thin stream through the top of the blender.  

Glazed Pecans
1 egg white
1 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. pecan halves
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
I prepared the pecans the night before as to save time the morning of the shower.  In a large mixing bowl, beat egg white, water, and salt until frothy.  Once frothy, add pecans.  Stir in sugar and cinnamon and smell the goodness!!  Pour onto greased, foil-lined pan and bade at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.  Don't forget the Pam and foil for your baking sheet or you will be sorry…

Just before ready to serve mix all of the veggies, fruit, pecans and toss in the vinaigrette.  This is a beautiful and bold salad that everyone will love!

Hawaiian Sandwiches
This recipe was also doubled and we ended up with 36 sandwiches.  Sam's carries the 24-pack so you would be set with two packs of 24 if you are making for a larger group.  

1/2 lb. swiss cheese slices
1/2 lb. ham slices
1/2 lb. turkey slices
2 pkg. hawaiian rolls (12 pack)
Butter topping
Grease 9x13 pans for baking and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Slice through each roll, which will make it easy for assembly.  Alternate 1 slice of swiss, ham and turkey and fold over to fit into the roll.  Stick a toothpick in the middle to keep together.  Continue this process until all meat and cheese is used.  Place all rolls in greased pans.   

Poppy Seed Topping
1 stick butter
1 tbsp. poppy seeds
4 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. dry onion flakes
1 tbsp. honey mustard   
After rolls are assembled and in the baking dishes, brush the poppyseed topping over the top of each roll and along the sides of the pan, completely covering each roll.  

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden.  Serve warm.

Tomato Caprese Kabobs
Cherry tomatoes
Marinated mozzarella balls
Fresh basil leaves
Mini skewers

On each skewer, alternate cherry tomato, mozzarella ball and fresh basil.  It is that simple!!  

Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Dip
2 large red bell peppers
2 large, unpeeled garlic cloves
1, 8oz. block fat-free cream cheese
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper

Preheat broiler.  Cut bell peppers in half, lengthwise.  Place peppers, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten peppers with hand.  Add garlic to baking sheet and broil 4 minutes.  Turn garlic over and broil 4 more minutes or until blackened.  Remove garlic from baking sheet; set aside.  Broil peppers an additional 2 minutes or until blackened.  Place peppers in a zip-lock plastic bag and seal; let stand 15 minutes.  Peel peppers and garlic; discard skins.
Place roasted peppers and garlic in food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl for the excess.  Add cream cheese; process until smooth.  Spoon mixture into a bowl and stir in vinegar, slat and crusted red pepper.  Serve immediately with raw vegetables or chill. 

9 c. rice chex
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

In a large bowl, measure cereal and set aside.  In a 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on high for 1 minutes.  Microwave 30-45 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.  Pour into re-sealable, easily accessible container.   

Stash Chai Tea
We served hot, Stash chai spice tea and it was wonderful!  

Can't wait for the next party to host and recipes to make!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting these. I shared them with the ones of us who were there and yearning for them and our daughters who weren't there. Pat