A Teatime Blessing🍂
Lord grant that our time together be steeped in serenity, sweetened by sharing, and surrounded by the warm fragrance of your love.
Hello, sweet friend…
This week I wanted to share with you the menu from a recent tea I hosted…
(and just incase you missed it click on the link)…http://www.marciascottagebythesea.com/an-autumn-tea-part-one/
I had originally planned to prepare all the food myself...
However…as the week had been a little cray cray…
I opted instead to prepare just a few things…and purchase everything else. (trust me your guests will love anything you give them!)
Menu For an Afternoon Tea
Mini spinach quiche…found in the frozen section at grocery store
Pest0 swirls…delicious & easy…
Artichoke & Parmesan swirls…Just warm & serve…
Serve with love…
and a big smile…
Devonshire Mock Cream
1 cup heavy cream not pasteurized
One 8 ounce softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
beat ingredients together in a bowl.
It mixes together quickly.
Egg Salad Sandwiches
Two-six hard-boiled eggs, chopped fine
1/2 -1 cup mayonnaise (I use vegenaise) salt & pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chives, finally chopped
8 thin slices white or wheat bread butter
Mix mayonnaise with eggs, chives, salt, and pepper. Spread each slice of bread with a thin layer of butter. Divide the egg salad among four slices of bread; top with the rest of the bread. Trim the crusts and cut each sandwich into three parallel sections to make finger slices. Refrigerate or keep it in a cooler until right before serving time.
Cucumber sandwiches are perhaps most commonly associated with an afternoon tea.
1-2 cucumbers peel cucumbers and slice very thin. Sprinkle slices the salt and drain on paper towels. Spread white bread and unsalted butter layer of cream cheese layer cucumbers no more than 1/4 inch high. Cut into desired shapes.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate discs (or milk or white chocolate)
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 3 second increments stirring in between ( I actually melted the chocolate over the stove) Dry the strawberries with a paper towel and dip them in the melted chocolate allowing any extra chocolate to drip off before placing the strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let strawberries sit into completely hardened before serving.
The afternoon was delightful. It was fun for me to invite friends over for an afternoon tea.
Up up and away…
To be continued…