It’s my Mommy’s birthday today! Yay, Mommy! We celebrated over the weekend with a tea party.
On the menu…
Tea sandwich 1: Peach and bourbon jam + tiny green apples from the garden. My nephew said it tasted like apple pie.
Tea sandwich 2: Smoked salmon + dill cream cheese + chives. Allowing the dill to sit in the cream cheese for at least an hour adds so much more flavor.
Tea sandwich 3: Cucumber + dill cream cheese. A classic pairing.
I cut each sandwich flavor into a different shape. Also, crusts off always!
We also made open faced smoked salmon + cucumber + dill cream cheese + chives sandwiches because why not. It added some nice color to the plate.
Also on the menu: Steamed hericots vert with salt + pepper.
Bell pepper crudités, a daikon vinegar slaw, and bread delights from 85 Degrees – (clockwise from top) coffee roll with red bean paste and mochi, walnut roll with black sesame seed paste, green tea roll with red beans and cream.
…and of course I made some clotted cream.
Plus salad – Mixed power greens + peppers + blueberries. The blueberries were tart so I ended up making a blueberry balsamic dressing. Delightful!
And what would a tea party be without tea? We decided on a berry sun tea (non caffeine so everyone could enjoy it) and we made it iced because it was hot out.
I love setting up for family meals, especially when I can play in the kitchen and use all the matching dishware.
PS We totally used the China that never gets touched! In my 34 years of life I don’t think we’ve ever once used the China for a meal.
Until we tea again! Happy Birthday, Mommy!
Photography shout out to my niece, Malia! She captured all the wip photos.