Hello Lovely! If I’m honest when I initially offered to host my first Mommy and Me Day, I thought it would also make a great “kid-friendly” party post. Then I later thought it could be a budget friendly and kid friendly hosting idea. The truth? At 35 weeks pregnant I can tell you my hosting has officially entered a new realm. The week before last I was getting ready for our Babymoon at the beach and enjoying having my mom around for the week so I could put my feet up a bit. Somewhere within all of that, during my 33rd week of pregnancy, the Mommy and Me that I planned for the Monday day after I got back from the Babymoon took a turn. I begin thinking about convenience, still wanting it to be clear it was my style but more immediately important was how could I make things easier on myself.
You see as I’ve entered into the last month of pregnancy some of the less pleasant (while still some of the most exciting) parts of pregnancy have crept in. I’ll preface by admitting I have had a much easier pregnancy than most; no sickness, not too uncomfortable, honestly not a terrible amount of weight gain… All that said, I’m exhausted! I absolutely love feeling the jabs all over my stomach that come from my very energetic little girl but I think that may be a direct correlation to the following unpleasant facts. Stretch marks in funny places (although still none on my stomach, go figure), the fact that I can mid sentence completely forget what the end of said sentence was intended to be as well as the entire topic it was based around, and did I mention I’m exhausted?! I may or may not have also cried three separate times yesterday… Why you ask? Because! I don’t know why, since when do I need a reason?!?!?!?!
Maybe it’s the hormones which I’m fully aware are going a bit crazy, as is my brain thinking of the very long to-do before the baby comes list I wrote out yesterday… but I came to the conclusion paper plates might be ok. I love a beautifully set dinner party probably more than the average women but sometimes I think we all put a little too much pressure on ourselves. It has taken getting to the end of my first pregnancy to realize what most of my friends already seem to be aware of (which I still think is half the reason they appreciate the lengths I go to host a perfectly planned party anyway), it doesn’t have to be perfect. I did still manage to hang a cute pendent banner on the mantel, choose equally cute bunny straws to coordinate with super cute spring paper plates, and got a new spin on “crack” sandwiches whipped up. Again in full disclosure the sandwiches weren’t completely put together, much less actually in the oven, when the other ladies arrived.
Thank you for listening, now I’m at least sharing the recipe for my turkey crack sandwiches. P.S. These plates were from the cheeky line at Target and the straws with the bunnies came from the dollar spot at Target (Cheap and easy)!
Turkey Crack Sandwiches
Makes 12 roll size sandwiches (allot two per person at the least)
1 (12 Count) Package King’s Hawaiian wheat rolls
1/2 Pound of thinly sliced turkey
12 Slices of swiss cheese
1/3 Cup Boathouse cilantro avocado yogurt dressing
1 Stick of unsalted butter
2 Tbsp mustard powder
1 Tbsp minced onion
1 Tbsp worchestershire sauce
2.5 Tbsp. Poppy seeds
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Cut the loaf of rolls in half. Place the bottom half in a buttered baking dish. Spread dressing evenly on top of the bottom half of the rolls, layer turkey and then cheese both evenly spread as well. Place the top half of the rolls over the cheese.
Melt the butter in the microwave and then stir in the remaining ingredients for the finishing sauce. Poor the sauce over the sandwiches. Optional: Cover the top of the baking dish in foil if you don’t want the bread to toast. I personally like the top just toasted so my sandwiches go into the oven foil free. Either way bake for 10-15 minutes and serve!
Enjoy this easy recipe with friends on whatever type of plates you prefer! As over the top as I know I can be I assure you everyone will devour these just as quickly from paper plates, fine china, or same as I did after the mommies left (from a paper napkin).
On my first points, I have enjoyed my pregnancy the majority of the time. I figure at some point there has to be some unpleasantries so that I will look forward to labor. Still not sure where I’m at on that but I am really excited to meet my baby girl.
Proverbs 3:15-She is more precious than rubies
One comment on the day though, are the other Mommy’s little ones not absolutely adorable!?