An Autumn Tea…Part Two

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.

Amen

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/

Showing off one of my seasonal trees…I love the Fall twinkle lights!

I had originally planned to prepare all the food myself...

Thought about making these too…(you can tell by the photo…it’s getting late)

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 quichefound in the frozen section at grocery store

Pest0 swirls…delicious & easy…

Artichoke & Parmesan swirls…Just warm & serve…

Blueberry scones from the bakery…

Serve with love…

Homemade cucumber cream cheese & egg salad sandwiches
a variety of chocolates and fudge from bakery

Kindness…

special cinnamon holiday loose leaf tea…
Oops…meant to take a before photo…(but I got to chatting away)

and a big smile…

The final tablescape…notice the small white chocolate Fall decor sitting on tea saucer

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.

Serves 12

Sorry for the dark lighting…my neighbor dropped by for a visit…and it was getting late when she left…

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

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…

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

12 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.

All cleaned up…just need to put final trimmings away…

The afternoon was delightful. It was fun for me to invite friends over for an afternoon tea.
And now…

Time to start packing for a vacation…

Up up and away…

A gal’s get away…

To be continued…

Happy November!🍁🍂

Marcia
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5 Responses to An Autumn Tea…Part Two

  1. Donna Kelly says:

    WHAT???? Where are you going????? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!!

  2. Carol says:

    Beautiful tea party…..yummy foods…..then off you go…..wonderful way to spend your life….Love it!!!!

  3. Joe says:

    Thank you for sharing your lovely tea party and hope you have a fun trip!

  4. Lisa Dulin says:

    It was a beautiful day!

  5. Jennifer Bonynge says:

    Always on the go! Safe travels … ;0)

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