As the weather warms up, many of us start making party plans. For couples getting married this spring, we want to throw a brunch. For mothers-to-be, give a baby shower. For next-door neighbors, have a cookout. We even say, ‘Yes,’ when teens ask if they can have a sleepover. (Maybe spring fever is affecting our judgment!)
All these events have one thing in common—food. I’ve got some simple ideas that will make any of your spring celebration menus memorable. And when you’re done, don’t forget to share the leftovers.
A spring morning makes a lovely time to host a party. April showers rarely dampen the fun, and the season’s flowers–airy, pastel and delicate–make such a pretty complement to a delicious brunch or breakfast buffet.
To go with the fabulous dishes my fellow hostesses prepare, I always suggest one easy addition to the menu–Sister Schubert’s® Cinnamon Rolls. Just pull them out of the freezer, bake, and spread the icing over the top of the warm, gooey rolls.
And I love this simple recipe for Scrambled Egg Sandwiches using my homemade-tasting Dinner Rolls as the bun. It combines fluffy eggs, white cheddar, and a little fresh spinach between the warm halves of the yeast roll. So tasty and satisfying!
I can’t count the number of pimento cheese sandwiches I’ve made for baby showers or afternoon teas through the years. And whether we hostesses use pimento cheese, chicken salad, egg salad, or cream cheese-and-olive spread to entertain a mom-to-be and her guests, I like to contribute Sister Schubert’s Parker House Style Rolls for the bread.
It’s so easy to bake the rolls ahead of time. Once they’ve come to room temp, we simply add the savory fillings to make the perfect, bite-size party sandwiches. It’s not only easy—but also delicious.
Nothing like the first sign of warm weather to spur us to throw off the grill cover and invite over some friends.
Make casual cookouts memorable by using my Sister Schubert’s Dinner Rolls as a delicious, yeast roll alternative to regular hamburger buns. These rolls are the perfect size for making sliders of all types—from burgers to sliced brisket or pulled pork sandwiches.
So, you’ve agreed to host your teen’s whole baseball team or 4th grader’s Girl Scout troop for a sleepover. I’m so impressed with your gracious hospitality! But I ask you: After you sleep not a wink all night, what are you going to feed the crew on Saturday morning?
May I suggest the simplest of solutions? Sister Schubert’s Sausage Rolls. They go freezer to table in minutes. The children love them—and, if you have leftovers, send a few home in a zip-top bag to each family. Your child will have some new best friends.
Share the leftovers.
That brings me to an important point. We come together to celebrate all these milestone events, but there’s bound to be someone who can’t make it. Share leftovers with friends who can’t be there or with someone who would appreciate the gesture.
Take a plate to a mom with three under age 3 down the street or to a colleague at work.
Give some leftovers to a party guest who couldn’t make it because of car trouble. Let her know you were thinking of her and she was missed.
Divvying up leftovers is a perfect way to share the warmth of good times and good food during the perfect season for entertaining. This spring, share the warmth.