Tea Time!

I just had the most amazing Sunday ever!

I was graciously invited to go to my good friend Carly’s 25th, girls only, birthday party. She had decorated her party room with traditional tea sets, cups and a buffet of decadent desserts. We each had a place setting, complete with a loot bag and access to a “make your own headband” craft station.  Clearly, this is every 25 year-old girl’s dream come true! Too much fun!

I offered to bring along a little appetizer. I thought about what would be a good accompaniment and I immediately decided on tea sandwiches and devilled eggs. I blame this choice on the many memories I have as a child eating this exact same thing at old Latvian functions (apparently, it was a very nostalgic type of day).

The sandwiched tasted great, but I wasn’t happy with the presentation so am not going to share them with you this time. Man… is it ever  hard making each one the same size, getting all the crusts off and getting them to stick together (it’s a lot harder than it sounds, trust me). I made three different varieties – smoked salmon with cream cheese and chives, cheese and salami and cucumber with cream cheese. I even used a brown bread layer and a white bread layer to try to add some visual appeal, but they just weren’t quite what I had envisioned. Oh well!

Devilled eggs on the other hand, are super easy. They don’t smell amazing, but do taste good.

For mine, I kept it super simple…

  • Boiled Eggs, cooled, shelled and sliced in half
  • Mayo
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Splash of White Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Chives and Paprika for garnish

Place all the yolks in a food processer and add mayo (I used about 3 tbsp for 8 eggs), 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard, 1 tbsp White Vinegar and Salt and Pepper.

Mix until smooth. Add more mayo if needed to adjust the consistency.

Scoop back into the egg white halves, or use a pastry bag (I don’t own one).  Garnish with paprika and chives.

Thanks so much for the party Carly! It was so wonderful!

Here’s a shot of my own personal creation. Carly supplied all the hairbands, ribbon, feathers etc. and everyone came up with something so amazing and so unique. I think some of the works of art could have passed for Dior.

For more pics from the party check out Carly’s very own blog : ) http://carlilah.blogspot.com/2009/12/winter-tea-party.html

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One Response to “Tea Time!”

  1. ever Says:

    if you don’t have a pastry bag…. just cut a tiny hole in the corner of a ziploc bag, put the mixture in there and squeeze out.

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