Nov 19, 2008

A bear, A shower, and A recipe...

We had a bridal shower for my sister-in-law -to-be {We all love her!} Here is a picture from the shower.

It was alot of fun! My sister -in-law Linda was in charge of putting the games together, and let me tell you, I'm not a huge fan of cheesy games at showers. Linda did an awesome job and I thought I'd share the games she came up with.

game #1. She had all guests write on a blank envelope their mailing address. She attached stamps to the envelopes beforehand (This way Chelsea was good to go on Thank You notes) and she just put them all in a bowl and drew out a couple for doorprizes. Great idea I thought! game #2 She brought a shower cap, Chelsea (the bride) started out wearing it, and then whoever happens to say the bride-to-be's name must wear the shower cap until they hear someone else say her name. Silly yes, but we had lots of good laughs about it. :) game #3 As the bride-to-be opened our gift we got to ask her a ? about her or her fiance, their dating stories, first kiss, etc. It was alot of fun. We got some pretty creative questions answered! hehe. I made these Cookies & Cream Truffles... they were SO easy and super yummy.

2 sleeves Oreos 8 oz. softened cream cheese Handful of white chocolate chips Handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Crush the Oreos in a food processor (should be like crumbs). Pour into a mixing bowl/mixer. Add in the cream cheese and mix until well blended. Refrigerate approx 15 minutes. Roll into balls. In a separate bowl, melt all the chocolate chips together and drizzle over balls. Hint: Melt the chips in the microwave, along with a teaspoon of Crisco. Once melted, place them in baggie & cut the corner of the bag (a very small hole) and drizzle over the balls. Store truffles in the fridge. Yield: About 30 truffles So that brings me to this:

I'm so excited about doing this again! Shelly has a darling blog and she is so creative! She is starting her Recipe Extravaganza up again. You can participate too! All you need to do is leave a comment on her blog, & post a Holiday recipe on your blog at least once a week, now through New Years! If you want to join in or are even thinking about it go RIGHT HERE for more details!
Oh and one more little side note... if you are local we are putting on a Fireside for FSA (Families Supporting Adoption) from 7-9 at the church next to the Temple this Friday night. It is going to be awesome. The LDS Family Services Director will be speaking about adoption and also a birth mother, an adoptee, and a couple who has adopted. It's always fun to hear the journey they each have taken through adoption. If you would like more info, e-mail me!