Showering our littlest baby

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hiya friends!

I am still with child. 
Today marks week 38 and I am feeling real pregnant. Swollen feet, sore hips, a cold and some truly terrible sleep have been the latest and greatest around here, but I know it will all be worth it once I can hold our little nugget in my arms!!!

We had such a blast celebrating her over the weekend :) Now I am really, REALLY ready to meet you baby girl!!!! Come to mama!!!

I'd like to give a big shout out to my sister, Devon, for putting on such a great party for us! And also a big thank you to my parents and everyone else who pitched in, we love you all!

No party is a good party without some sinful desserts and yummy cocktails (for those who can partake!) 

I made this frozen peanut butter banana pie from Sally's Baking Addiction and it was truly TO DIE FOR. This recipe is featured in her cookbook, which I highly recommend. Every recipe I've made of hers has been a hit and most are super easy!

What you need...

28 Oreos®, crushed into fine crumbs
5 tbsp butter, melted
2 large bananas, sliced thinly plus more to decorate the top
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz full-fat cream cheese
1 cup creamy peanut butter, extra for drizzling
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
mini chocolate chips, for decorating

What you do....

Combine the crushed Oreos® and melted butter in a bowl. Press this mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie dish or springform pan. Arrange the sliced bananas on top of the Oreo crust in an even layer. 

Using a mixer with a whisk attachment, whip the cream in a medium-size bowl until stiff peaks form (takes about 4-5 minutes). Set aside.

Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter together in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the sugar and vanilla extract. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped cream. 

Spread the peanut butter mixture on top of the banana layer in your pie dish. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until firm. 

Once you're ready to serve, remove the pie and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Top with additional bananas, drizzle melted peanut butter and add mini chocolate chips if you're feeling frisky. 

As for the cocktails, I wanted to do a Bloody Mary bar along with something else a little more Springy that I would have devoured had I not been with child ;) Instead of the classic Mimosa brunch drink, I decided a Grapefruit Rosemary Champagne Fizz was just the ticket.

Unfortunately I didn't get any great pics of the drink set up (thank you Devon for sending me this only one!) so all you get is this poor dead baby floating version. Have you played the my water broke game? This would all make more sense if you know what I'm talking about... it's real unfortunate these things float face down. Just wrong I tell you!

ANYWAYS, you can find the champagne fizz recipe here.
I had a sip and it was delish!! I can't wait for some cocktails!!!!!!!

We can't wait to snuggle you baby girl :) 
So, so soon!!!!!

Oodles & oodles of love,

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