Apr 262010
This is a very special blog post.  Usually, it’s all about me…I pick a recipe I think I would like, I make it, and I write about how I think it turned out and how to recreate it.  But there’s no I in Bachelorette Party.  This weekend I had the pleasure of going home to Chicago for my big sister Brea’s Bachelorette party.  And since my flight back to New York today was canceled and I have some extra time on my hands at home, I decided to post this as a tribute to one of the best weekends EVER!  In honor of Brea’s soon to be Mrs-hood, I chose 3 of her favorite foods and made “mini” versions, because if you know Brea, you know she loves everything to be the miniest.  Especially princes (if that makes no sense to you just ignore it 😉


The first of the trifecta of mini treats I called “Mini Baked Brie-a’s”.  Basically it was a miniature phyllo shell filled with a little bit of brie, drizzled with honey, and topped with an apple or pear slice after they baked in the oven for 8 minutes on 350. These were SO yummy and would be an impressive and simple appetizer for entertaining guests.


The second were the “Miniest New York Margharita Pizza’s”.  Brea LOVES pizza and this one was extra special because I brought the whole wheat dough home from my favorite NY pizzaria, rolled it out and used a cookie cutter to make mini circles.  Then I topped with a little marinara sauce, a slice of fresh mozzarella, one slice of plum tomato and some fresh basil.  Bake at 425 for about 8 minutes and you have delicious tiny pizzas!


The final appetizer might not seem like party fare to all, but oddly enough Brea’s obsessed with tuna salad.  Not just any tuna…tuna from Hillcrest (a restaurant in our area).  So, I pre-ordered some of this particular tuna, cut a long thin baguette of whole wheat bread, and topped with lettuce and tomato.  They not only made a great appetizer for her party, but also a great hang over lunch for the day after.  Side note: don’t get spoiled by these beautiful pics…I used my sisters fancy camera but hope to soon own a similar one (subtle hint to all friends, family, and boyfriend).


So that was my contribution to that party…and also a cake that WILL NOT be featured on the blog for various reasons.  I couldn’t be happier for my sister Brea and couldn’t choose a better hubbie for her and new brother for me.  And to conclude with a verse from the poem Jenna and I wrote for the day:
“We hope this day has been filled, with all the things that bring you joy,
You are the perfect friend and sister, and will make a beautiful Mrs. Malloy!”

  2 Responses to “Miniest Appetizers for the Bride-to-Be”

  1. What a pretty picture of you 3!! Hope you had a crazy great time :)

  2. The mini bakes brie-a’s look amazing

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