Sunday, July 01, 2012
I finally did it!
I decided today's lunch was going to be a tea party. I've been asking Questions Of The Day about tea parties... and I launched my plan right after breakfast.
I put a clean tablecloth on my kitchen table and took away a month of piled up papers. Wow, did that look clean and tidy.
Next, I made one salmon sandwich, one chopped egg, and one cream cheese and asparagus rolled sandwich. I spread one slice with spinach dip for a 1/2 'sammy'.
Some of the sandwiches had their crusts cut off and others didn't.
Little candy dishes I own were filled with carrot slices, another with baby dills, a third had Tiny Tim tomatoes. My touch of luxury was the plate with cucumber slices... as my partner won't touch the stuff.
I asked my walking partner to come over for lunch after we finished walking. She initially said, "No", and not to bother with her. (Ha, Ha... like that would turn me off.)
My continually entreaties wore her down until she decides a light lunch at my place was better than an afternoon of being lonely.
I had two teapots at the ready: one was a cherry and almond flavored tea and the second was a mix of citrus and cinnamon. The tea was very weak and wouldn't have turned off a not-too-enthusiastic tea drinker. (Like my friend.)
There were only three of us, but we had a lovely little repast and some friendly chatter about nothing in particular.
For "afters", I had baked some strawberry scones with plain custard for a sauce on top. My tiered plate had coconut cookies on the top level and butterscotch oatmeal cookies on the bottom tier. We could have gorged ourselves but we were very well behaved with our portions.
My friend was a little overwhelmed that I had "gone to so much trouble" to serve a fussy lunch. But I was glad that I had be gathering and putting away a little this and that, so we could have a Canada Day luncheon.
I didn't have any red or white on the table and there wasn't a maple leaf to be seen anywhere. (That is extremely out of character for me!) I thrive on themes.
I let a lunch tea party be the theme of the day and that was good enough for us.
I would like to do it again some time soon!