Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Savory "Tea" Sandwiches - not just tasteless bits of fluff...

Tea sandwiches are the first course in the traditional Full Afternoon Tea. It’s up to these sandwiches to make a good first impression. My mother enjoyed helping my daughters have their own “tea parties” when they spent the day with her. They LOVED it, and I hope I can do the same thing when my granddaughter(s) are ready for some “culture”... This is good practice!

I am convinced that if I resided in England and participated in “tea” - I would weigh twice what I do now. But that doesn’t mean I can’t occasionally enjoy the tradition. About a year ago I attended a fun “tea party” of sorts that changed my mind about tea sandwiches. They were delicious! With hot weather still here, I love a lighter lunch. These recipes fit that description and can be satisfying enough to make you feel like you’ve had an adequate meal at the same time...

Before summer officially comes to an end - put your foot down on mac 'n cheese, and insist on a little culture. (the kids will love it... and your husband will deal with it!)

For all these recipes, photos, and a link to the five characteristics of traditional tea sandwiches - go to: ("full house" tab)

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