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My daughter recently had a birthday. Of course we had a party. Her theme was princess this year. All the little girls wore princess dresses and tiaras. It was a really special moment for her. I decided to keep the food simple this year. Clean and light. I made my ramon noodle salad, (Featured on this blog) deviled eggs, hot ham and cheese pretzel roll sliders, chips with salsa, and this awesome crab dip.
All the food got eaten. I was so happy to not have a fridge packed with wasted leftovers!
This is one of my favorite recipes I came up with for crab dip. It can be eaten cold too.
1 (8 oz.) pkg. Cream Cheese
1/2 c. Mayo
1/3 c. Chopped Onion
1 (8 oz) pkg. Imitation Crab, Chopped
1/2 c. Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
1/4 c. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp. Fancy Mustard
Few Sprigs Fresh Parsley. Chopped
Old Bay or Cajun seasoning, optional
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Blend well.
Add seasoning to taste, if desired.
Put into 1 quart casserole dish and bake for 350* for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly.
Serve warm with crackers.
So MacKenzie’s first birthday is arriving terribly fast. And Miss Procrastinter is not getting stuck scrambling for decorations the night before. You should see me at Christmas! I literally went shopping Christmas Eve day for everyone’s gift. That’s a story for a different day. My MacKenzie loves Elmo. She talks to him on the pretend phone. She hugs him and kisses him. And watches him everyday. She absolutely adores him. Therefore we have decided to have her first birthday party themed “Elmo”.
I am having a heck of a time deciding what to do, how to do it, is this too much? Too little? I don’t know if I should use the other characters of sesame street. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Abby? She likes them all but she favors Elmo. I have been searching ideas for decorating. And don’t know if I want to go all out or keep it simple.