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Your best advance-prep desserts

doc_k55 | Feb 15, 200811:31 AM

I'm hosting a bridal shower in early March in another city (within 2 hours). I would like to prep as much as possible before, freeze, and then reheat/defrost/cook day before / day of. I have a VERY active toddler so stuff I can do in the evenings now is ideal. For the rest of the menu: Fish platter / bagels; tossed salad w/ cranberries, nuts, goat cheese; eggplant parm for non-fish eaters (I'm making & freezing); asparagus. Apps - little purchased puff pastry items, crudites. Fruit tray with dessert. The shower is for a kosher / Orthodox girl so it is all dairy.

I am planning on making some brownies & pecan bars now & freezing. I am thinking about lemon bars but don't know if they freeze well. Other than a cake, which we might make or buy, I would prefer single-serve desserts.

Give me your best ideas! Thanks!

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