Friday, September 23, 2011

special tea party-wedding shower..


what a beautiful day last saturday was.. a perfect day for a tea party..



my niece jeseca aka keka is getting married.. so my sis in laws pati and barb threw her a vintage tea party... everyone had to wear vintage attire including gloves and a hat.. it was alot of fun!!




 i made sandwiches for the event.. and here is a sampling of what i made.. :) i am so enjoying my back yard right now before everything dies..

at the bottom are a few pictures from the shower and the beautiful bride to be..


smoked salmon cream cheese with cucumber and sprouts..

(the sandwiches above tasted alot better than they look, but by the time i got the photo prepped the bread started to dry out even though i had a damp paper towel over it.. i am sure you won't have this problem unless of course your taking photo's of yours too.. *wink*)


smoked salmon cream cheese tea sandwiches

1 tub of  smoked cream cheese, room temperature then whipped
2-3 tblsp. of spicy sprouts
1 english cucumbers
18 slices of fresh white bread
1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

slice cucumbers into 1/8 thick slices, if you have a mandolin it will help tremendously, once sliced lay on a lined baking sheet with paper towels for about 15-20 minutes, to get most of the moisture out.. (i also took a fork and scored the side of the cucumber before slicing to give the edges a nice look)

cut the crusts off the bread.. spread both sides with a very thin layer of butter, then spread one side with the salmon cream cheese, top with cucumbers and sprouts.. sandwich together and cut into triangles.. i garnished these with a chive tied into a knot around a tooth pick..


tuna salad on light rye

tuna salad

2 large cans of white albacore tuna in water, drained
1/2 of a small tub of chive and onion cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 of a small tub of garden veggie cream cheese, room temperature
1 celery stalk, diced small
1/2 of an onion, diced small
1 tblsp. of sweet pickle relish
juice of 1/2 of a lemon
zest of 1/2 a lemon
drizzle of olive oil
1/2 a sick of unsalted butter
18 slices of light rye bread

drain tuna in a colander, squeeze lemon over tuna.. transfer to a medium size bowl, add rest of ingredients except butter and bread.. mix well until smooth and creamy.. spread both sides of the bread with a light layer of butter.. spread tuna salad on one side of the bread.. top with the other slice of bread and cut crusts off and then slice into triangles..


cucumber and cream cheese with watercress

cucumber and watercress sandwiches

1 small tubs cream cheese, room temperature
1 english cucumbers, sliced
1 bunch watercress, chopped
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
18 slices of fresh white bread
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
bowl of ice water


slice cucumbers into 1/8 thick slices, if you have a mandolin it will help tremendously.. put in a bowl of ice water and vinegar for 10 minutes, drain.. then lay on a lined baking sheet with paper towels for about 15-20 minutes, you want to get most of the moisture out.. (i also took a fork and scored the side of the cucumber before slicing to give the edges a nice look)

cut the crusts off the bread.. spread both sides with a very thin layer of butter, then spread one side with the cream cheese, top with cucumbers and watercress.. sandwich together and cut into triangles


pimento cheese on dark rye..

pimento cheese tea sandwich

1 bag of sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 - 3/4 cup mayo (depending on how creamy you want it)
1 jar of pimentos, drained
a few dashes of tobasco
18 slices of dark rye bread

combine all ingredients except for rye bread.. spread pimento cheese on one side and top with another piece of bread.. cut off edges and cut into rectangle sandwiches..


banana bread and pumpkin bread with cream cheese

(i did not make the above sandwiches my mother in law did i believe she just baked pumpkin and banana bread and sandwiches regular cream cheese between.. i made banana bread sandwiches with nutella but those didn't last long enough to take pictures..)



Keka


Shelby


Shell and Kell



Cousins


some bridesmaids


all bridesmaids


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