Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jamberry Nails Pajama Party Menu & Printables

If you haven't heard of Jamberry Nail wraps you should really check them out. They are so fun, super easy to apply, and really affordable. My 5 year old daughter and I are both hooked. My friend Val recently became an independent consultant and last night I hosted her first party. We all wore jammies, ate some yummy food, and tried out Jamberry wraps. They were a hit with everyone.

I wanted the party menu to have a Jamberry theme and after scouring Pinterest found some great ideas.

The Menu:
Triple BERRY Glazed Chicken Skewers (recipe below)
Ham & Cheese Sliders with RaspBERRY JAM (recipe below)
Caramelized Onion JAM Crostini (recipe)
StrawBERRY Salsa with chips (recipe)
CranBERRY White Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe)
BlackBERRY Salted Caramel Blondies (recipe below)
Very BERRY Iced Tea with Honey Mint Syrup (recipe)

I made these food labels to spruce up the table a bit. Download all the labels for the menu in this post here. Or download a blank food label here

Val also gave a prize away at the party. I made this tag to tie around a mason jar full of Jamberry goodies. Download a sheet of these tags here

Triple BERRY Glazed Chicken Skewers
I used this recipe with a couple modifications. I just cut the chicken before cooking, skipped the dredging in flour part. After cooking the chicken I removed it from the pan, added about 3/4 C chicken broth and let that reduce a minute then added 10 oz of triple berry jam and 2 T of the prepared horseradish and reduced a few minutes, added the chicken back into the pan and simmered until the sauce was sticky and thick.

Ham & Cheese Sliders with RaspBERRY JAM
These are really simple. I just used deli ham, munster cheese, and jarred raspberry jam. I assembled everything on King's Hawaiian Rolls and warmed in the oven until the cheese was melted.

BlackBERRY Blondies
These are heavily inspired by The Pioneer Woman's "Knock You Naked Brownies".

1 box white cake mix
1 stick butter
1/3 C evaporated milk
1/4 C evaporated milk
small bag of caramels (about 35 pcs)
1 t kosher salt (heaping)
1/4 C seedless blackberry jam
fresh blackberries
1 T sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cut about 6-10 large blackberries in halves or quarters and sprinkle over sugar. Set aside.

Melting the caramel takes some time but not much babysitting so I always get this started first. Melt caramels into 1/4C evaporated milk on a double boiler. I just put a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water. Stir now and then. When caramels are totally melted and smooth, stir in salt,  remove bowl from pot (CAREFUL, the steam that escapes is HOT) stir in blackberry jam until smooth.

Melt butter and combine with cake mix and 1/3 C evaporated milk and set aside. This will not be a pourable batter but more like a dough. Divide the dough in half. Drop one half into a greased 8x8 foil pan and pat into a thin layer with hands. Bake for 10 minutes.

Pour caramel sauce over the bottom layer of dough. I usually don't pour all the caramel. Just enough to totally cover. Too much and the dough won't bake through. Take small handfuls of the remaining dough and flatten as thin as you can and lay on top. It will smooth out as it bakes.

Place fresh blackberries on top press lightly into dough.

Bake until top is golden and feels slightly firm. In my oven this took about 40 minutes. Your oven is bound to be better than mine though so keep an eye on them after about 25 minutes.

Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Overnight is best. Cut corners and sides of foil pan and peel away.

Now go hop over to Val's Jamberry page and try to decide which of the over 300 designs to try first!

1 comment :

  1. omg this looked great! Thanks for sharing. I'm thinking of hosting a party :)