Her lovely English sideboard was one "station" for treats
At each place was her lovely Noritake china, a napkin in a ring, a matching tea cup
And the loveliest of linens on each table
We started with a carrot ginger soup
Which could be topped with cilantro, coconut cream and pine nuts
It was a great flavor combination and a wonderful soup
And a great way to start a tea!
Rhonda made sandwiches.
A tea must have cucumber sandiwches
And she found a ham, apple butter and brie sandwich as a second option.
Angela made sandwiches as well
(In fact, we had more sandwich makers than dessert makers --
that rarely happens!)
A tomato cheese mixture on bagle slices and a ham and cheese finger sandwich option
Rita had never made quiche. Rita cooks a lot and I could not believe that . . . except Joe, her husband, doesn't like quiche (but how does he know -- she said -- he's never tasted it)
It was yummy with bacon and Swiss
And hopefully, she will make more quiche!
Barbara found a recipe in tea time magazines for the little phyllo pastry cups filled with cheese and a broccoli mixture.
(I think I ate more than one!)
One of the food "stations"
My smoked salmon sandwiches are on the lower right
Another food table
with sandwiches, and quiche
Donna made pineapple upside down cakelettes
They were good!
And Michelle brought "Costco's" raspberry crumble bars
as tartlets -- not from Costco but rather from an on-line recipe
that is a copycat of the bars sold at Costco
And, of course, Michelle would have leftover cookies to add to her dessert plates.
Since it was the eve of the eve of Halloween