It's been a crazy month, taking its toll on my usual creative schedule. Every weekend has been taken up by baby showers for my new grandson. Believe me, this child will want for nothing! I'm excited beyond words about his arrival, but I am really glad the showers are now a thing of the past. In the midst of these, two Sundays were spent at the funerals of dear friends.
So, in the absence of any art to share, I thought I would share another kind of art — culinary art. I love to cook and to make what I cook look not only appetizing but beautiful. Here are some photos from the shower my sister and I gave my stepdaughter on Sunday. My sister offered her beautiful home and created the lovely decorations, and I prepared the food. This is the beautiful table that she set.
For the centerpiece, she made roses out of tiny baby clothes — sock, onesies, washcloths.
Now for the food. There were chicken salad croissants, chilled asparagus, bruschetta goat cheese cups, brochettes of melon, prosciutto and mozzarella, and key lime mini-cupcakes.
Lastly, I had seen some jordan almonds that had been decorated like tiny babies on a website. They were very expensive, so I thought I'd give it a try and make my own. Well, here are my "monkey" babies, as I call them.