Well I see you finally found your way
to my little Tea Room.
What kind of cookies do you
with your Tea?
I like lemon and Chocolate.
Would you like to stay a
and have a cup of tea?
I just baked a fresh batch
Go ahead and help yourself
Don't forget to save some
those cute critters.
Go ahead and have a seat, and I'll
go and put on the Tea
~~For the crust:~~
1 cup Chalet Cremes
1/2 stick low fat butter
1 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
mixture into an ungreased 7x11 baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and then
let cool. For the next layer: Mix 3 cups skim
milk with 2 packages Lemon flavored instant
pudding. Prepare according to package
directions, except MAKE SURE you use the skim
milk. Let cool, spread over Chalet Creme
layer. For the top layer: Take 1 cup Lite
Cool Whip and spread over pudding layer.
Tea Time Tables
many parts of the world, tea time is an
honored tradition of refinement and elegance.
When you're planning a tea party whether for
a shower, graduation, birthday, or just for
fun adorn your table with your best china,
silver, and linens. These add polish and
grace to the occasion, and in our "paper
cup" world they remind us fondly of
Hosting an Afternoon Tea
the custom has evolved, tea time is usually
scheduled from mid to late afternoon. It's a
between meal snack that is a lot more elegant
than a bag of chips from the vending machine.
It needn't be extremely fussy, although the
meal often includes savory, bite size
sandwiches, scones or biscuits, and sweets
(along with a good pot of tea, of course!) .
Afternoon Tea Party is suitable for many
celebrations. When you'd like to host a party
that isn't as involved as a dinner party, a
tea party can be the answer. It's an
ideal format for a bridal or baby shower, a
retirement party, a birthday celebration, or
time to catch up with good friends.
The food is prepared before your guests
arrive, and is either presented buffet style,
or by passing plates of goodies at the table.
The only thing you need to actively serve is
the tea itself, leaving you plenty of time to
relax and enjoy your guests. Your guest list
can include dozens of people or only one good
friend with whom you'd like to share an
intimate conversation. It can be a very
formal affair as you'll find at some of the
more elegant hotels, or it can be as casual
as a pot of tea and some cookies.
10 Tips for Tea
Since it is a tea party, its okay to
eat with fingers. However, if an item is
particularly messy (has a runny filling),
then use a fork.
If all the courses are laid out on the table,
eat them in this order: first the scones or
muffins; then the tiny sandwhiches, and last
the sweets. Think of it like a meal where you
can start with bread, then have the main
course, but save the dessert for last.
For scones or muffins, break off a bite-size
piece, then put a small amount of jam or
butter on it. If Devonshire or clotted cream
is available, a small amount can be dabbed on
after the jam. This thick cream is for
scones, not for the tea.
Take bites of the tiny sandwiches. Never
stuff the whole thing in their mouth, even
though its small.
If using sugar, be careful to not dip the
sugar tong or sugar spoon into the tea.
Stir sugar and/or milk with their teaspoon,
then place the teaspoon on their saucer.
When drinking the tea, they can hold the cup
and saucer near their chest, then take the
teacup off the saucer and bring it up to
their mouth to drink.
If the tea is hot, do not blow on the tea.
Leave your teacup on the table to cool.
Do NOT stick your pinky out when drinking
tea. Just hold the teacup normally.
10. Hopefully, the tea will be served from
teapots, rather than having individual tea
bags, which can get very messy, especially
with kids. If there are tea bags, then there
should be a small dish at her place setting
on which she can place the used tea bag.
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