For other parties, I've done make-ahead food like chili or pulled chicken, but those seem sort of messy for a baby shower, don't they? And the father's family is actually from Italy, so I don't know if my Italian-American standbys like lasagna can stand up! Do you have any ideas?
Sent by Jen
Editor: Jen, here are a few make-ahead ideas:
• Crustless Mini-Quiches - Just warm up!
• Tea Sandwiches - Some fresh ideas here.
• Fresh Mozzarella Toasts - Bring all the components and assemble there.
• Chicken Salad - Almost a cliché of baby showers, but this version lightens it up with a tangy yogurt dressing. You could also try this Italian Chicken Salad!
Readers, what would you suggest for Jen and this make-ahead baby shower menu?