Last weekend was my Peak Princess event. What’s that? Well it is a special afternoon of pampering for those Team members who have earned it. We enjoy the time together, food, played a game, and of course create a project.
This event was extra special since it was our largest group yet due to everyone’s hard work – and I added a bit of a luau theme to the snack table to celebrate.
The hit of the snack table was the Artichoke & Mushroom Toast – not really Hawaiian fair, but since the Hawaiian pizza rolls I was planning on were a flop when I tried them, this worked out well since everyone seem to enjoy them.
Here is the recipe if you want to try them yourself. I found them really easy to do and prepped everything the day before and then assembled before the event.
Artichoke & Mushroom Toast
Taste of Home
- 36 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
- 3 T. Olive Oil, divided
- ½ lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
- ½ lb. sliced baby portobello mushrooms
- ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
- 2 T. butter
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jar (7.5 oz) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
- 1/3 c. mayonnaise
- 1 T. Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 2 c. Swiss cheese, shredded
Place bread on baking sheets; brush with 2 tablespoons oil. Broil 4-6 inches from heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
In a large skillet, sauté mushrooms with Italian seasoning in butter and remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place artichokes in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. Add mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese; cover and process until blended. Spread over toast slices; top with mushrooms and sprinkle with Swiss cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Yield 3 dozen
And here is the classroom waiting for everyone to arrive.
I shared the little Country Home Kit Kat Holders which were everyone’s “pillow gifts” on the table with you yesterday – I thought the thankful greeting was perfect to express my thanks to my team.
We enjoyed a game after everyone settled in –
Have you ever played the Right, Left Game? It’s so simple…. everyone starts with a package and then we passed our packages to the right or left depending on the Ink Pad story I read.
Lot’s of fun and laughter to go around!
After we did a Make n Take and created these lovely Folding Albums. My friend, Marni gave me one of these little albums last spring in a swap and I loved it so much. I saved it since I knew it was the perfect project for the day. I simply put my own spin on it.
It wasn’t hard to choose the paper I wanted to use. The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is so striking and you’ve got a ton of pattern choices in the package. Here is what the album looks like opened.
I’m looking forward to filling it with some photos!
Here is the gang working on theirs
Want to see how I made this album? The Team enjoyed making them so much I thought you would too!
Amazing Magnolia Lane Folding Album Video Tutorial
Oh, I almost forgot the tag or chip board is simply the extra piece in our Specialty Designer Series Paper packs – How great is that? You can up cycle it!
So what do you think? Want to make one for yourself? I think they make great gifts and of course you could stamp on the inside diamonds if you prefer rather than use it as an photo album. I think there are endless ways to use this amazing album!
Here is a printable version with the complete supply list I used.
Amazing Magnolia Lane Folding Album Tutorial PDF
I am so humbled to have such a fantastic Team, they truly inspire me to want to be the best leader I can be.
Stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing some of the projects they made
Accessories: Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon (149441)
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