bridal-shower

Last month was my bridal shower. Since a few of my friends were coming in from out of town, we had it the Saturday before the wedding and went from bridal shower to bachelorette party. My friends know I don’t eat gluten and am more or less obsessed with food, so I’m pretty sure they expected it to be gluten-free. I actually got rave reviews on the food. I made almost all of the food myself. Here’s the menu:

  • caprese salad
  • Greek pasta salad
  • chips and salsa
  • chocolate cupcakes
  • vanilla cupcakes
  • potato chips
  • antipasto platter from Whole Foods (SO good – prosciutto, salami, cheese, marinated mushrooms and tomatoes, etc.)
  • spicy smoked mozzarella pasta salad (this is the pasta salad I always get compliments on)
  • homemade chicken salad

This was enough to feed about 20 women.

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The bread you see is Against All Grain’s loaf, which is one of my favorites. Whole Foods actually gave it to me for free with the platter, you just gotta ask!

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Top left is caprese, top right is the smoked mozzarella, and bottom right is the Greek pasta salad. Here’s what I use for the spicy smoked mozzarella salad that everyone loves:

  • 1 box of gluten-free penne (I ONLY use this brand for penne, it’s the best)
  • 1/2 lb smoked mozzarella
  • 3 cups raw spinach or arugula
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved and baked in the oven on 375 for 20 minutes
  • 1 cup homemade mayo
  • cayenne pepper

Just cook the penne and toss all the ingredients together. If you make this a day ahead, it tastes a lot better because the flavors blend together.10557191_2217747718529_7174484028939725769_n

Kombucha margaritas! Courtesy of my bff Kait who’s a bartender and also a health enthusiast.

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Trader Joe flowers in mason jars. Cupcakes in the back. I use THIS mix for the chocolate cupcakes and THIS10537341_2217742878408_5126613807238499773_n mix for the vanilla cupcakes. The chocolate cupcakes were actually really, really good. And I’m not even a chocolate person.

10526030_2217745278468_3862184207236017916_nCute mason jars and straws.

1610748_2217747038512_1277573561061925744_nMore food and flowers.

10488038_2217749478573_6351833406360014927_nSome of the girls hangin’ out.

10580883_2217762438897_5755562343333513768_oA bunch of girls together with Scott’s mom.

The we went out for the bachelorette party. Kind of a shit show, but isn’t that the point?

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