Friday, October 19, 2012

full tummies Celebration and Hospitality

Ever wonder what the full tummies family eats when there's a birthday in the house, and we're hosting lots of company? My daughter turns 7 this weekend (!!!), so we're doing a birthday dinner tonight with both sets of grandparents and throwing a party on Saturday. Here's the plan (this includes planning for overnight company Friday night--adding 4 to our usual 5 for breakfast and lunch on Sat as well as birthday dinner Friday night). It needs to be relatively healthy, easy, make-ahead, and/or cleanup friendly...

Birthday Dinner (by request of the birthday girl)
  • Lasagna (which I, um, bought...)
  • Lima Beans (from frozen)
  • French Bread
  • Ice Cream Cake (which I bought)

Breakfast Saturday morning
  • Farmer's Omelet Casserole (most work done on Friday; pop it in oven Sat morning)
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (might make these with mashed sweet potatoes since I have some sw. potatoes to use up; will definitely make these Friday)
  • Bananas
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk

Lunch Saturday 
  • Hot dogs and brats
  • chips
  • fruit

Birthday Party
  • Strawberry Cupcakes!! Incidentally, I'm going to make these Saturday morning since I'll have so much help around the house with the kids....
  • Juice boxes

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