OUR KITCHEN~Food & Recipe Discussion forum: Themes For High Teas
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Scones, Devonshire Cream, & Jam
"Soup" - not decided yet
Petite Birdnest Salad (greens, raspberry balamic vinegarette with a nest of sprouts & blueberries on top)
Bluebird: blue bread, shaped like a bird
Birdhouse: wheat bread, shaped like a bird house with egg salad on top
Daisy: yellow bread w/ seasoned cucumber with with Lemon, Blueberry, & Chicken Salad
Egg-Claire: small white chocolate éclair with frosting flower
Mini Cheese cake with birdnest of coconut on top with jelly belly eggs
|Teddy Bear Tea
(for children and their teddybears.)
yet to be developed . . . any ideas welcome
|Bethany House Valentine High Tea Benefit
Sour Cherry Scones
With Ginger Marmalade Cream
Herbed Tomato with Spinach Ravioli Soup
Assorted Tea Sandwiches:
Minced Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Tuna Pate with Sundried Tomato on Walnut Foccacia
Cucumber with Tarragon Butter
For Dessert Your Choice of:
Lemon Almond Madeleines
Chocolate Cream Puffs with Strawberry Truffle Filling
Meringue Heart Tarts
|A Victorian Christmas High Tea
Cranberry Orange Scented Whole Wheat Scones
with Tangerine Curd
Blueberry Lime Conserve
Winter Squash Soup With Gruyere Croutons
Chicken Salad with Tarragon & Dried Cherries
On Three Grain Wild Rice Bread
Roast Turkey with Cranberry Pecan Mayonnaise
On Sour Dough Bread
On Triple Wheat Bread
Stars of Bethlehem
Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Mayonnaise
Your Choice of:
Miniature Chocolate Éclair
Lime Coconut Truffle
Chocolate Fondant with Candied Orange Peel
|Arlene, My children are grown but we have stayed involved with a small private school. One of our annual events is a tea which I usually chair. We dedicate our tables to some particular theme. Our school is Catholic so our choices usually run the way of something of our Catholicism. Not always. One year each hostess picked a saint, another a classic work of fiction, this year since the church has dedicated it to priests, I have asked my hostess to pick a priest; past or present. They will have a photo of him on their table. Our hostesses set the table with their finery; dishes and so on. The food is prepared by a committee which is usually my daughters and I with some hostesses making some sweet treat. We have had fashion revues as a part of our entertainment with vintage clothing or bridal gowns of moms, grandmoms. etc. This year we will have music; one student playing her harp, a short skit by some of the girl students. We have been asked to allow plenty of time for visiting. Also we usually ask our guests to pick their favorite decorated table and then award a prize. A few door prizes is always fun. This is a fundraiser and so this year we are trying to earn some money for kitchen supplies. Our menu I think will be a bit simpler than the past as our tables don't allow for lots of room for too many goodies.
So far we have a croissant sandwich with a chicken salad filling(chicken, almonds, dried cranberries, a bit of cilantro, and mayo), of course we must have a scone, a green salad dressed with a raspberry vinaigrette, some sort of fruit salad or kebab(any suggestions), and then a tray of assorted sweets. One mom is making a madeleine, a small lemon tart, and another is doing some chocolate fudge. We might add another one or two simple savories. I am looking for something easy and able to be prepared earlier. I just love doing these and our moms have really gotten into the spirit of this. We hope to serve about 120. Looking forward to suggestions from the 'divas' here. Joann
|OK so you have:
croissant sandwich with a chicken salad filling(chicken, almonds, dried cranberries, a bit of cilantro, and mayo)
Scone -gotta have that; maybe with a special butter to put on it.
Green salad dressed with a raspberry vinaigrette,~ good to go
some sort of fruit salad or kebab(any suggestions) See Below
simple savories-Not sure what you are asking here.
For the fresh fruit do this:
Juice of a lemon
Juice of an Orange
one egg yolk
1/4 cup of sugar
Whisk in pan over low heat and it will slightly thicken. Refrigerate to later pour over a combination of fruits.
Go to the Scones forum for a scone recipe
|Maybe for savory; (get some more protein in there) . . a deviled egg . . let me think on this; there got to be something fancier; herbie did a neat deveiled egg thing on here that pushes it over the top.|
Here it is and it looks "yummy"
|I would probably add in a second mini sandwich too. what comes to mind is "Gentlemen's Morsels"
Easy to make ahead.
Going to bed now but will be in and out tomorrow.
Share your thoughts with me.
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