So my girls and I hosted a cute little Mommy and Me Valentine Tea Party for some of our sweetest friends. And we'd love to share some of our favorite recipes with you.
Healthy Crustless Quiches
5 Egg whites
4 wedges of Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese
5 oz. (1/2 package) frozen chopped spinach thawed
3/4th cup cooked and turkey bacon chopped up
pinch of pepper and salt (optional)
Whip the eggs together and whisk in the cheese wedges. Then combine the rest of the ingredients.
Spoon mixture into a pan of 24 mini muffin forms. Cook at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until a fork inserted into the center of a quiche comes out clean and the edges are starting to turn golden brown.
Chicken Salad Mini Heart Sandwiches
We used the 2 packages Reduced-Fat Pillsbury Crescent rolls and a Heart Cookie cutter for the sandwich bread.
Roll out the crescents and cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter.
Then follow baking directions on the package and after cooked - let cool.
For the Chicken Salad...
2 1/2 cup cooked, cubed and chilled chicken breast
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup small cubed cucumbers
2 green onions diced
1/2 tsp tarragon
1/4 cup chopped salted cashew nuts
Other seasonings to taste - salt, pepper, mustard
Combine and spoon a small mixture onto a crescent heart and top with another heart for adorable little sandwiches.
Thinly slice a baguette. For the spread cream together
1 - 8 oz. package of room temperature fat free cream cheese and
1 packet of Italian Salad Dressing Mix.
Spread thinly on your baguette slices and then top with cucumber slices.
Best Ever Fruit Slush Punch
This is a huge mix so you may want to cut it in half. Maybe the recipe is so large because I actually made several batches for my sister's wedding many years ago.
1 46 oz. can of orange juice
2 46 oz. cans of pineapple juice
1 package. of orange Koolade
1 bag frozen strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 gallon water.
Blend strawberries and some of the juice together in a blender. Do the same with bananas. Mix all the ingredients in a monster stock-pot or pail. Some people freeze this punch in empty 2 liter bottle and then cut the bottles apart when it comes time to serve. I prefer to store the punch in around 5 - gallon sized freezer Ziploc bags. Freeze at least 24 hours before you want to make the punch if not longer.
15 minutes before you want to serve the slush punch. Bring 1 Ziploc bag out of the freezer and put in a punch bowl. Break it into large pieces with a knife. Add 1/2 to 1 full 2 liter bottle of Sprite. Slush the punch with a potato masher. Serve.
Other fun finger foods to serve...
Cream Cheese Dip for fruit and scones.
1 room temperature package of Fat Free Cream Cheese
1/2 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt
Blend together until smooth. Tastes great with Fresh Strawberries and Scones.
Make your favorite scone recipe but use the Heart shaped cookie cutter when cutting out your scones.
Use a heart shaped muffin pan to cook triple berry muffins and even some low-fat brownies.
Then invite your friends and have fun while eating your yummy treats.