I had a busy weekend and not just because I spent all day Saturday working.
Late Saturday afternoon, I headed up to Alicia's sister-in-law's house for the "girls only" sort of baby shower (as opposed to the girls/boys/keg shower we hosted here last month). Unsurprisingly, since it was a Barger event, the shower was a blast and everyone had a great time. Some food-related highlights:
- The cake - at the top of this post - which was made and decorated by Mike's mom. It was so perfect that I assumed they bought it someplace. But no, she's that good.
- Stuffed grape leaves and pita and dips from Samos - they all traveled and reheated perfectly and I can't think of a single good reason not to order from there for a party.
- Watching Alicia's three sisters-in-law (Mike's brothers' wives) toss a big Greek salad by putting all the ingredients in a big kitchen trash bag, holding it tight, and mixing it up. Kristen, who's married to Mike's brother Joe, said she learned it from her mom. It looked hilarious, but it actually did a great job. I guess you just have to be careful not to buy scented trash bags...
- Adorable (and delicious, according to Dixon) cookies, baked and decorated by Alicia's mom:
She and Mike both come from strong entertaining stock, obviously. Their baby is going to give Dixon a run for his party boy money.