Saturday, July 2, 2011

Eat Me, Drink Me

Chapter Three
The Tea Table is ready


Alice said:
"It was much pleasanter at home, when one wasn't always growing larger and smaller and being ordered about by mice and rabbits."



A complete platter of egg salad only. Since everyone has to dig for them in the larger plate, it has been decided that this is a much more civilized form of presentation.


A watermelon, pistachio and balsamic salad...the watermelon cut in heart shapes! Skewers of baby mozzarella, grape tomatoes, and basil...


The oldies and goodies ...Ham, Salmon, Chicken, and everyone's favourite - Cream cheese and cherry



The main event ALWAYS ..Cupcakes!!


Since there are no rules at a Mad Hatter's Tea party, food can be consumed in ANY order at all. Guess where the three little flower girls started ??


A berry shortcake if you please.



The very last jammy heart cookie! There was such a buzz around the cookie plate, it was difficult to photograph these!


Or possibly, someone may have been helping themselves while no one was looking??


I see. The smile on that hedgehog's face and the emptiness of the punch bowl might have something to do with each other!



Miss Ida Louise's Summertime Strawberry Punch
25-30 Servings

2 Cups puréed strawberries (or fruit in season) = 4 Cups
1/2 Cup sugar
2 Cans frozen lemonade
2 Cups strong brewed tea (cooled)

2 Litres of Gingerale
*Optional Sparkling White Wine, Liqueurs can be added as well, depending on taste and degree of alcohol desired.

Mix all together and store in large zip lock bag for freezer. [You may also store in small freezer bags to make thawing quicker.]

Thaw for 2 hours prior to serving and mash.

Just at serving time add:

2 Litres of Gingerale
OR: 1 Litre of Gingerale +
1 Litre of Sparkling Wine (Asti Spumante)

Garnish with fruit or edible flowers.

3 comments:

  1. How delicious everything looks! All of those sandwiches (esp. the pinwheels) must have taken forever. The pretty raspberry hearts, the clever watermelon salad, what a fine menu. That hedgehog looks very saisfied, too. Thanks for sharing, Leslie!

    David

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  2. Listen I already had supper but looking at all this makes me want to sneak down the stairs into the kitchen for a small snack. cream cheese and cherry? never heard of that before but oh does it sound good.

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  3. Yummy! I'm very behind on my blog reading (I'm just starting my summer vacation today!)Where did you get that stuffed hedgehog? I have been scouring the earth for a stuffed hedgehog!

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