Friday, July 25, 2008

Baby Shower

This is Mary Avery and her little boy John Michael. John Michael was born in May and she opted to have her shower afterwards so we celebrated them last night.
We had a dip themed shower. We had a couple of savory dips and a few sweet dips - fruit dip and chocolate chip cheese cream dip (if you haven't had this - it's HEAVEN!)
Vonda and Amy
Ginger holding John Michael
Julie, Michelle, and Lisa
I had meant to take more pictures but I helped write down the presents for Mary Avery so I missed out taking more pictures.

This is my signature spinach dip. I make it all the time and it is soooooo good. To me - it's the best spinach dip recipe I've ever found so I have to share.

Spinach Dip

1 pkg frozen spinach

8 oz cream cheese

8 oz Monterrey jack cheese

6 oz Parmesan cheese

1 can Rotel

Cook the spinach according to package. Add cheeses and melt in microwave for 3-5 minutes until liquid form. Add rotel and mix together. Serve with crackers or bagel chips or melba toasts.

Last night I made cherry limeade punch. Everyone wanted to know if my friends at Sonic gave me the recipe. I figure they would since I'm their best customer but I actually got the recipe off the net! It's very yummy. This recipe is just 1-1-1 so you can double or triple accordingly. (I doubled for last night).

Cherry Limeade Punch

1 can frozen limeade concentrate

1 bottle Sprite

1 jar of maraschino cherries

1 lime

Put in the limeade and then add the sprite. Pour in the juice from the cherries. Then add the cherries and sliced up lime for looks and taste.

32 comments:

Heather said...

Oooh, I love spinach dip!! I will have to try your recipe. We have this local restaurant that has awesome spin dip. If you're ever up this way, we'll have to go ;)

Leanne said...

I don't wear jeans or pants either, since I'm so much more comfortable in dresses and skirts, but...

Being 14 1/2 weeks pregnant with our 7th, it's hard to find really cute and modest dresses that don't look like sacks! Where do you get your preggy dresses, and are they even maternity??

The spinach dip and the punch look fantastic, and I really enjoy your recipes! I'm going to try them!

With our 7th, I don't know if there will be a baby shower for us or what....!!!

Anyway, love your blog!

Leanne in Longview
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Julia said...

This looks very YUM-O!!! I will def. be trying these recipes out.

"J" said...

Looks like yall had a great shower! The food and drinks look YUMMY!!!! =) I can't wait to try your spinach dip!!!

Yawle Pop said...

Looks like fun. I read today that one of the Dixie Chicks had a baby girl and named her.......Harper. John Michael looks so precious!
~doriann

Jenna said...

Love all pictures!! And those recipes have gotten my stomach very interested!

Jilly said...

I laughed at your previous blog as I totally understand! I've never had jeans fit better and more comfortably than my maternity jeans. In fact, I have loved all of my cute and stylish maternity clothes. Thanks for always sharing your recipes. I have a really great one to share with you for a grape salad that would be perfect to serve at all of the showers you help host. Ultra yumm-o!
jbrok77@hotmail.com

Honea Household said...

awesome recipes...can't wait to try them!

Faith said...

Oh my word...that spinach dip looks incredible! I will definitely be trying that one out. And punch is one of my all time favorite things about going to showers! Ha! Thanks for sharing!

Oh, and I LOVE the maternity jeans! So cute! Hopefully I will need to get some of those soon =)

Kim said...

Mmmm...that spinach dips sounds soo good! I am going to have to make some. BTW I love maternity clothes!! They are all so comfy.

Mrs. D said...

So glad you shared that spinach dip recipe! It looks wonderful.

Some Like it Southern said...

The shower looked like fun! And John Michael is just precious! I am helping host a shower for a friend after her baby is born too! The dip idea, is a great one! And I just LOVE spinach dip, I'll have to try the recipe!
Hope you have a great weekend!
ps. thank you for adding me to your list of baby buddies!

Betsy said...

Mmmmm!!! That spinach dip is going straight into my recipe file! I love anything with Ro-tel tomatoes! :) And the punch sounds really yummy, too!

The shower looks like fun!

Megan L Hutchings said...

That spinach dip sounds divine! I love how all of the showers you attend have adorable themes ;)! I can't wait to see all of the ones YOU have!

laurabelle said...

will you share your chocolate chip dip recipe? It sounds delicious! Can't wait to try your spinich dip! Laura

Kristen said...

I love me some dip!! What a great shower idea. Spinach and fruit dip are a must in my book!
You are so sweet to open your home to others!
Have a great weekend!

Allison said...

How funny - John Michael is my husband's name!

Guy & Julie said...

I'm very glad to have the spinach dip recipe...it's always one of my favorites whenever you bring it! My mom was over this afternoon, and she even copied down the recipe because she loves spinach dip. Glad you like the chocolate chip cheeseball :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly,

I hope you don't mind, but I gave your blog link to my fam so they could check out the pictures from last night! They were so excited and wanted to hear all about it after we left. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. Everything turned out SO NICE and YUM-O!

P.S. I totally wanted to keep wearing maternity jeans. They're so comfortable and nothing will ever fit the same!

-Mary Avery

Jamie said...

Recipes sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

I am going to try that spinach dip recipe tomorrow! I love warm spinach dip!
Love those jeans, too!

Southern Sugar said...

What a little cutie he is! I always want to pig out at showers over the goodies, but restrain myself and remember my manners.

sweet ♥ pink said...

cherry limeade looks delish...

Leigh Ann said...

You are just the hostest with the mostest! Thank you for sharing the dip recipe. I'm so snagging it! :)

Jacquie said...

There must be a baby boom in NWA... y'all are always having showers!

We love spin dip... I'll have to try the recipe.

Staci said...

This is great! I've been needing a good punch recipe (to go with the new apothecary beverage dispenser I bought...thanks to you!!) I'm throwing a baby shower for my sister in a couple of weeks, and this is perfect!!

New Chapter said...

I found your blog through a friends and just wanted to tell you congrats on the new baby! I really enjoy reading your blog...it encourages me so I'm SURE it encourages others! Thanks!

Jordan

http://jmccaskey.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Kelly,
Your cherry limeade punch looks great. I am going to have to try that!!
Angie

Meagan said...

You are the shower queen! I think it's a neat idea to opt for having a shower after the birth of a child - that's unique. The shower looks like fun and I love the dip theme as I am a lover of snackies and dips! I will have to try your spinach dip - it's looks wonderful!

Laura Ann said...

Thanks for the great spinach dip recipe...I made it yesterday and it was super yummy!

LeeAnn said...

Thank you for the Cherry limeade recipe! That is my husband's favorite drink, so I made this for his 40th birthday party today! He loved it!

Kathryn said...

Just curious - on the spinach dip, do you not have to squeeze the water out of the spinach once it's cooked? Also, do you drain the Rotel before you put it in, or just add all the liquid? Looks DELISH!