Baby Shower Recipes: Food Ideas For Your Shower
Baby showers are generally held in the later stages of pregnancy (in the last 2
months, for instance). There are, however, certain cultural beliefs that make
people purposefully wait for the baby to arrive before having a baby shower.
Adoptive parents, at times, wait until after the adoption is final and the baby
has arrived in their home.
Baby showers are generally organised by close friends, relatives, or co-
workers of the expectant parents (because baby showers focus on gift-giving,
it is considered inappropriate for a family member to host such events).
In its early form, baby showers were held exclusively for mothers-to-be, and
only women were invited to attend the party. In addition, baby showers were
traditionally held only for the first child. Today, however, many people arrange
baby showers for both parents, and they can now be also arranged for every
succeeding child (even children who have been adopted).
Activities in a baby shower typically include games, special activities,
presents, and, most especially, food.
Below are some of the most common baby shower recipes:
Pizza sauce (can be store-bought or homemade)
Cottage cheese (low fat)
1. Mix 2-3 tbsp of pizza sauce with 2-3 tbsp of cottage cheese.
2. Spread the mixture onto one half of the English muffin.
3. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
4. Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve.
Creamy Tomato Soup
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 can of tomato soup (condensed)
1 tbsp basil
Mozzarella or croutons (for toppings)
1. Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan.
2. Add the tomato soup.
3. Add milk (approximately the same amount as that of the tomato soup).
4. Add basil and cook slowly on low heat (do not boil).
5. Top with a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella and croutons. Serve.
½ lb cheese (cheddar or grated)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 pack cream cheese