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A Perfect Bridal Shower Menu

Jul 26 2011 - 2:16pm

Hosting a bridal shower this Summer? Here's a menu to inspire you! Most of the dishes are vegetarian friendly, and they all feature in-season produce. The best thing about this menu is that it works any time of day — be it a bridal shower brunch, lunch, or cocktail affair.

Chilled Corn Soup

Serving a cold soup is a smart option at a Summer bridal shower. This delicious chilled corn soup [1] can be made a couple of days before the party, then all you have to do is pour it into miniature glasses moments before guests arrive.

Mustard Green and Onion Frittata

Instead of cooking this mustard green and onion frittata [2] on the stovetop, pour the egg mixture into a pan and bake it in the oven the night before the shower. The morning of the event, slice it into one-inch cubes and skewer with toothpicks. Serve it at room temperature.

Tomato Tart

Make use of the season's beautiful heirloom tomatoes by putting together this easy tomato tart [3]. If you don't have time to make a pie dough from scratch, simply use a store-bought dough. Since the juicy tomatoes may make the pie dough soggy, it's best to assemble and bake this tart right before the shower.

Salmon Mousse

A little bit of smoked salmon goes a long way in this recipe for smoked salmon mousse [4]. You'll need a food processor to combine the ingredients together, but it's super easy to make. It needs time to chill and set, so make it a couple of days before the shower.

Thyme Crackers

To complement the salmon mousse, pick up a couple of different kinds of cheese. Place the cheese and mousse on the same table and offer homemade thyme crackers [5] on the side. Bake a double batch — days before the shower — and put the extra crackers in small cellophane bags. Give them to the guests as a take-home edible favor!

Vanilla Cupcakes With Raspberry Frosting

Cupcakes are the ideal dessert for a bridal shower. This recipe for vanilla cupcakes [6] with raspberry frosting is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. They are filled with a delectable surprise: lemon curd!

Raspberry Champagne Cocktail

To wash the food down, offer a celebratory libation. This fruity raspberry champagne cocktail [7] is refreshing and addictive. To ensure that it's not too sweet, use brut sparkling wine.

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