Good things come in small packages, so why not throw a mini-themed baby shower? Guests will love these suitably sized little dishes and tiny treats.
Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts
A shortbread crust makes easy work of these pretty little tarts. Simply roll the dough into balls to press into mini muffin cups — no finicky pastry to roll and cut. Plus, the buttery crust pairs wonderfully with the citrusy zing of the filling.
Herbed Mini Potato Skewers
urprise guests with this supereasy bite-size side dish. Cut leftover potatoes in half and add them to your favourite frittata. Or, for easy home fries, reheat them in a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat until hot and golden.
Mini Lemon Scones with Strawberries and Cream
Don’t worry about leftovers; scones freeze well and are perfect for breakfast. Devonshire cream (a clotted cream from England) is very thick and rich and does not require whipping. Look for small jars in the dairy section of the grocery store.
Peameal Bacon Sliders
A classic Canadian staple becomes an instant hit in bite-size form. Mini-buns are available in many grocery stores or on special order from some bakeries. Or cut a loaf of focaccia in half through its depth to make two layers, then cut into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) squares.? Garnish these delightful little sandwiches with pickled onions and gherkins.