Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Tea Part II

It's Tablescape Thursday again with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch and I'm going to get a head start and post for Foodie Friday with Gollum @ Designs by Gollum. Please visit these lovely hosts for more participants.

I'm going to get the most of my Mother's Day tea and share more pictures with you and a recipe or two as well.










My Curry Chicken Sandwiches on Croissant are becoming a signature dish at my teas.



I also made Pesto, Tomato, and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches just like the ones I've had at a favorite tea house.

And of course, what's a tea without Cucumber Dill Finger Sandwiches?







For a cool refreshment, a punch bowl of Strawberry Lemonade.



Pesto, Tomato, and Cheese Croissant

Croissants
Provolone Cheese
Tomatoes, patted dry
Mayonnaise
Prepared Pesto Sauce

  • Combine mayonnaise and some pesto sauce, not too much or it will be runny
  • Split croissant, lay a slice of provolone
  • Top with tomato slices
  • Spread pesto mayonnaise on top half of croissant
  • Top with croissant and slice into halves or thirds

Strawberry Lemonade

Frozen Pink Lemonade
Ice
Frozen Strawberries
Lemon Slices


  • Prepare Frozen Lemonade with less water
  • Add plenty of ice
  • Add frozen strawberries
  • Garnish with lemon slices
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest.

Happy Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday everyone. Thanks for stopping by!


Till next time,

29 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Everything looks wonderful and the food is making me hungry! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Melissa Marie said...

Your table is absolutely gorgeous... everything looks professionally done! And all of your food looks delicious! Very well done. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOTS of YUMMIES at a beautiful table!

Kammy said...

Hi Lorna,
Love you "part 2" . Your pictures are amazing...love how you coordinated the food with your setting. Perfect. I bet you all had a good time. You are creating such wonderful memories for your children......(am still so jealous
of all your teapots ! ) LOL...
Hugs ~ Kammy

susan said...

I love teas and your food and presentation are lovely. Makes me yearn for fresh cucumbers and tomatoes which, of course, means fresh tea sandwiches!!

Janie's World said...

Your tea presentation is beautiful! Very feminine and appetizing! Love your choices for the food. I too, make a curry chicken on croissant sandwich that everybody is crazy about. We should compare recipes! It looks absolutely beautiful!

Allidink said...

Oh my gosh I love curry chicken salad sandwiches! Yum! I wish I had been at your place for Mother's Day what a feast lol. Thanks for the recipes :)

All the best,
Allison

marty39 said...

Love, love, love everything about your table. Such beautifully served. I love all of the beautiful dishes you used and your serving pieces are just gorgeous. So pretty, just stunning. Hugs, Marty

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Lorna, this is beautiful and I love seeing all the food that goes with it too! Yummy. It makes me hungry just looking at all this. You have a beautiful home and blog!
Blessings,
Debbie

Mary said...

Gee, I think I just drooled all over my keyboard, but we won't tell anyone, right? What a pretty table, and such a fun tea party! :)

Allidink said...

Hey try going to Pier1 Imports for a cloche they had a bunch and I think you can still find them online. They are medium sized for only $20 a good deal :)

All the best,
Allison

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Lorna! Your blog is lovely! and this Mother's Day tea...beautiful!!!
Everything is so lovely! The recipe sounds wonderful! I love to do teas as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by...will you consider doing your own version of the floating tablescape for the contest...I'm sure you'd do something beautiful!

Happy Thursday!
;-D

bj said...

O my goodness...this is just absolutlely BEAUTIFUL and the food...*HUGH sigh here...it all looks so so good. How in the world do you find enuf time to prepare a spread like this.....and NINE children to boot. Oh, dear...you are a much better woman than I. lol
It is all just magnificent...
I am signing up to follow you so I won't miss anything..:O)

Sofia Striffler said...

That looks so great and delicious. Great presentation. Love it. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very pretty and all that food looks delicious!

Joyce said...

Now I really really really want to come for tea at your house. You are one wonderful hostess.
Joyce

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh goodness! This is oh. so. pretty! Just perfection.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

forgot to jot down the recipes...so I cam back! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lorna, this food is beautiful on this gorgeous table! And the recipes look easy for such impressive looking food. Thank you for sharing the recipes. laurie

Chandy said...

Lorna that table is so beautiful with all that gorgeous food on it along with your beautiful dishes and tea sets.

Glad you had a great Mother's Day!

June said...

Hi,Lorna
Lovely desserts to go with the tea time.
Something interesting just happened. I clicked the background fairy icon on the left top of your blog, but I could not get in. Tell you why, because it has "fair"y and "Free" background in the workding. You know those words are very sensitive to someone Authority's ears so I could not get in. I will try it later. Sometimes they block it just because they are sensitive to some special dates, you know the June 4th Tian-An Gate event in China. Many other sites are blocked these days. I am used to it now.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Everything looks wonderful!! Beautiful table and food!

Amy said...

it all looks so lovely.


amy@maisonbelle

A Hint of Home said...

Your tea and food looks fabulous. What a beautiful presentation.

Robin said...

Your tea table is absolutely fabulous......and that menu sounds delicious. I'm sure everyone had a wonderful time.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I just made up my first batch of pesto...can't wait to try the pesto tomato croissants!

Your table (& your photos!) are beautiful!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a beautiful table, and so many delicious-looking treats! I love your 4-tiered stand. Gorgeous!

Mama said...

Your table is stunning, It's late right now and I have already eaten but suddenly feel starving again, due to your amazing display of delicious food :-) hope you had a happy tablescape thursday and foodie friday. Kathy.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Lorna, This is beautiful! Love the lace tablecloth and the food looks amazing! Thanks for a great TT! Susan

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