Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Oh, Baby...Shower

This past weekend my sister and I threw a baby shower for our brothers wife. I was in charge of all of the food and decor and I had such a blast pulling everything together. I centered the decor around the shower invitation and created what I thought was a perfect list of baby shower finger foods for the menu. These Spinach and Artichoke Puff Pastry rounds were one of the items I made in addition to several others. I made a bunch of things that I have blogged before and have included pictures below so you can see them in action! There were several other menu items, but I didn't get pictures of them all due to the hustle and bustle once the shower started.

Spinach and Artichoke in Puff Pastry
Adapted from Southern Living November 2000


Makes 4 dozen

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry

Drain spinach well, by placing in a clean dish towel and twisting each end of the towel.

Stir together spinach, artichoke hearts, and next 5 ingredients.

Thaw puff pastry at room temperature 30 minutes. Unfold pastry, and place on a lightly floured surface or heavy-duty plastic wrap. Spread one-half spinach mixture evenly over pastry sheet, leaving a 1/2-inch border.

Roll up pastry,

jellyroll fashion,

pressing to seal seam;

wrap in heavy-duty plastic wrap.

Repeat procedure with remaining pastry and spinach mixture. Freeze 30 minutes; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. (Rolls may be frozen up to 3 months.)

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Other Food and Decor:

Mini Cheesecakes and Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Baby Button Cookies in Cellophane bags with matching stickers for the favors

Ham and Cheese Skewers with Matching Flags


Anonymous said...

Those spinach & artichoke things look incredibly addictive! I'm going to remember those the next time I have to bring an appetizer somewhere!

Josie said...

Everything looks great! I've taken the spinach and artichoke puff pastries to a party before; they are always such a hit!

Nammo said...

Rest assured. . they were all good!!! Thanks Bizzy for all you did, it was wonderful and fun! Great to see all of you!

Allison said...

Thanks to both of you! Everything was amazing; the food, the decor, and let's not forget your costume! I loved and appreciate everything you guys did! Love you!

Gabriela said...

Elizabeth I never knew your middle name was "Martha". It also appears you neglected to post a photo of the "costume". What gives?

Maris said...

How nice! These look like such great finger foods. If you ask me, the best part about any party is the appetizers!

Woody said...

The spinach pin wheels were awesome.

Krista said...

Not only do those pinwheels look yummy, but everything looks just perfect. What a nice baby shower!

teresa said...

absolutely lovely shower spread, adn the pinwheels look mouthwatering!

Kerstin said...

What an incredible spread! I love the pinwheel spinach/artichoke apps, they look completely delicious and addicting!

Madelene Boudreaux said...

great shower food! What was the punch made with.... Bluebell???

Elizabeth said...


It is coffee punch and it is divine. Very simple, you brew one pot of coffee. Scoop a gallon of vanilla bean Blue Bell into your punch bowl and pour the hot coffee on top of the ice cream and let it melt. Two ingredients = millions of compliments. People love it and we have it at every party we throw!

Spryte said...

Yum!! I was drooling for these at first glance!!