This past weekend we celebrated my youngest daughter’s 4th birthday. As always, I made everything from scratch and used real whole foods to do it. Nothing processed. It can be done with ease. There was little left in the way of leftovers. Everything was seriously yummy and so easy to make! No chips, no processed, and I knew exactly what was in everything!
Butternut squash soup
Garlic bread in bite size fun shapes
Deviled eggs (that I forgot to put out)
Dark chocolate cake balls topped with cream cheese icing and berry sauce
I had requests for my butternut squash soup and curry dip from the guests at the party. Check the blog for those 2 recipes as well as the berry sauce. I will be posting them soon. I learned over the years to simplify the menu and to make smaller versions of things. Cake balls are one such example. There is NO wasted cake in this house. They are actually fought over here. They never know what kind I will serve. One time it was a peppermint patty version. This year I chose to do one with a berry sauce. It was SINFUL! Grilled cheese is always a hit here too. I use french bread instead of regular bread. Everyone loves the size. They are very quick to make too. The soup, spaghetti, dip, bread, deviled eggs, cake balls, berry sauce were all made the day before. I made the garlic bread, the grilled cheese , and the icing the day of. I was able to concentrate on getting 3 kids and a house ready for 14+ people to help us celebrate! I served everything in half pint mason jars. They were the perfect serving size. Made clean up super easy. All I had to do was put any leftovers back in the fridge.