Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Welcoming Baby Boys with Brunch

As a mom of 3 boys, my life is all boys. There are days I wonder why they have to wrestle all the time, in the middle of the grocery store. I listen to long discourses on legos, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones and it is a good thing I am not squeamish around bugs, snakes, and toads. Can I call myself an expert on boys yet?

Two friends are expecting their first boys in a month - with identical due dates! Sounds like a good excuse for a party to me, and what better theme than "Everything Boy".

So in lieu of our Sunday Dinner report this week, here is the baby boy brunch menu. There was a request for low-fat dishes, so I had fun creating low-fat dishes (save the tart and bread, which were decidedly not low fat). I didn't bother to make things gluten-free, because we had no Celiac guests, but you can adapt many of these to be gluten-free. If you want ideas on how to do that, leave a comment.

"Real Men Eat Quiche" 
Low-Fat Souffle Quiche with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta

"Rough and Tumble Rolls"
Chicken Summer Rolls with Coconut Ginger and Sriracha Dipping Sauces

"Dirt and Bugs Parfait"
Key Lime Greek Yogurt, Manila Mangos with Honey, Granola, Berry Bugs

"Choo Choo Train Tart"
Rhubarb Almond Cream Tart with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

"Pull it Apart Bread"
 Lemon Scented Pull Apart Bread (recipe here)

"Angels and Devils" 
Low-fat Devils Food Cake with Italian Meringue and Cream Cheese Frostings
Angel Food Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream

Note: I made these cupcakes using my standard black magic cake adaptation. I subbed out half of the oil for pureed banana, egg beaters for the eggs (1/2 cup total), and only used a T of mesquite flour. Frosting is just 6 oz. low-fat cream cheese with 1 cup powdered sugar and the seeds of a 1/2 vanilla bean.

1 comment:

  1. Very creative! Love the ideas.

    Could you please share your recipe (or link to the recipe) for your Rhubarb Almond Cream Tart with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote?


    ChristinaMason (chow)