OUR KITCHEN~Food & Recipe Discussion forum: Themes For High Teas

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Feb 10, 2010 6:27 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Bluebird Tea

Scones, Devonshire Cream, & Jam

"Soup" - not decided yet


Petite Birdnest Salad (greens, raspberry balamic vinegarette with a nest of sprouts & blueberries on top)

Sandwiches:

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

Dessert:

Egg-Claire: small white chocolate éclair with frosting flower

Mini Cheese cake with birdnest of coconut on top with jelly belly eggs
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Feb 10, 2010 6:35 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Teddy Bear Tea

(for children and their teddybears.)

yet to be developed . . . any ideas welcome
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Feb 10, 2010 6:39 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
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
Or
Meringue Heart Tarts

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Feb 10, 2010 6:44 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
A Victorian Christmas High Tea

Cranberry Orange Scented Whole Wheat Scones

with Tangerine Curd
Blueberry Lime Conserve
Devonshire Cream


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

Gentlemen’s Morsels
On Triple Wheat Bread

Stars of Bethlehem

Tangerine Sorbet

Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Mayonnaise

Your Choice of:

Miniature Chocolate Éclair

Lime Coconut Truffle

Chocolate Fondant with Candied Orange Peel
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ImageLenjo
Feb 26, 2010 11:03 PM CST
Name: Joann Heidt
Mt. Angel, Oregon
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
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Feb 26, 2010 11:16 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
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

Assorted sweets:
madeleine
lemon tart
chocolate fudge
(That works)

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

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Feb 26, 2010 11:19 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
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.
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Feb 26, 2010 11:20 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
http://cubits.org/YumYum/thread/view/8794/

Here it is and it looks "yummy"
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Feb 26, 2010 11:26 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
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.

Arlene
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Apr 14, 2010 11:33 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
High Tea for a 90th Birthday Party at a Nursing Home


http://cubits.org/YumYum/thread/view/3358/
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