Since there were going to be mostly adults in attendance, my menu included pinwheels, black bean and cheese quesadillas (on garlic herb tortillas) with peach salsa, a veggie tray, boneless buffalo wings, and, of course, lil' smokies. Because if all else fails, lil' smokies are difficult to ruin.
Although I'm sure I'd find a way. :)
Anyway. So! Here are the step-by-step instructions for the pinwheels that I made. They were super-easy and quite delicious, if I may say so myself!
Roast Beef and Red Pepper Pinwheels
1 jar roasted red peppers
1 package large tortillas
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1 package thinly sliced roast beef
1 bag leaf spinach
On a tortilla (I used jalapeno cheddar tortillas--just a little kick!) spread a thin layer of cream cheese.
Add a layer of thinly sliced roast beef, keeping the slices away from the edge (it will be excess anyway).
Sprinkle a layer of spinach leaves, stems removed.
Add roasted red peppers in a line that matches the direction you will be rolling.
Roll the tortilla tightly.
Wrap the rolled tortillas in either plastic wrap or tinfoil. I prepped mine the day before so all I had to do was slice them up on the big day!
Remove from wrapper and slice in 1/2 inch slices. Enjoy watching them disappear!!
On some of the rolls, I removed the red pepper and used turkey instead of roast beef, to give some variety.
The theme was "King of the Jungle", so my antique wooden carved lazy susan fit right in to hold my chocolate cupcakes. I even attempted homemade frosting. Hmmm. It tasted good, but the consistency was a tad ... dry. Thankfully I had some white frosting stashed in the cupboard for back up!!
Most importantly, Cub enjoyed his first sweet treat. And even avoided smearing it in his hair. :)