Menu: Sophie’s {Summer} Christening

ChristeningA couple of weeks ago, all of my relatives flocked to my parents house for Sophie’s Christening. We had a wonderful long weekend catching up with family, half of whom were meeting Sophie for the first time.

My mom and I agonized for several weeks over the menu for Sophie’s Christening. The meal would be served early afternoon. We needed something easy, but suitable for a hot summer day. Most menus I had seen were some sort of sandwiches or brunch items. Neither of us were especially excited about that. Finally, we settled on the below menu – a combination of items we made ahead and items we ordered from a local restaurant. We ended up with a great assortment and the perfect amount of food – very little was left over.

I hope this inspires you for one of your events in the future!


A Christening Lunch/Dinner for 25


Mediterranean Layer Dip

Crudite with Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Mixed Nuts


Roasted Beef Tenderloin (catered)

Spicy Grilled Shrimp


Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Scallops

 Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Quinoa with Broccoli, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Cashews (catered)

Penne Pasta with Pesto & Roasted Veggies (catered)



Mixed Berry Pie (catered)

Peach Pie (catered)

Coconut Cream Cake (catered)

French Vanilla Ice Cream

2 thoughts on “Menu: Sophie’s {Summer} Christening”

  1. Oh–thank goodness I looked! I have not been here for a while and saw the recipe for the Mediterranean layer dip which was both delicious and wonderful for a party in its presentation! Love, Aunt Mickey

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