Blog-a-Thon The Sweet and Savory of Yummy

I almost didn't participate in LaTeaDah's Blog-a-thon this week since I'm been busy with doctor appointments, I'm very behind with reading and replying to favorite bloggers, and I don't have photos of my favorite recipes, and can't make them since we are on diets here. But I am going to share several of my favorite recipes that I usually always serve at my tea parties. Two of the recipes are from a favorite tea room Magnolia and Ivy Tea Room in Sandestin, FL, we visited there a few years ago. It is one of the most elegant and beautiful tea rooms I've ever been to! I bought their cookbook and use it often. It is below:

I think you can order this cookbook at their website
Magnolia and Ivy Tea Room Microwave Lemon Curd, This is the easiest, and best tasting lemon curd I've ever had!
Click on the recipes above to enlarge them.
We were served strawberry scones and they were frosted with strawberry icing! Yumo!

More of my favorite tea party recipes follow:

Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cups

1 large chicken breast, cooked and chopped. Add mayo/Miracle Whip, almonds, dried cranberries. Place in refrigerator at least 30 minutes. Fill mini phyllo cups with the chicken salad just before serving. (You may also add mandarin oranges to this recipe.)

Below are some of my favorite cookbooks for planning menus for tea parties:

I always like to serve three different sandwiches at my tea parties, Cucumber, Egg Salad, and Pimento Cheese sandwiches. I like the way the flavors compliment each other.

Below are my favorite family recipes:

Gennie’s Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

1 small box Velveeta cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese
Medium jar of pimento drained well
Mix all together and spread onto white and/or wheat bread.

Ginnie is my mother, she passed away 1991 at age 75.

Aunt Thelma’s Cucumber Sandwiches

Aunt Thelma is my mother's sister, she used to work as a caterer for weddings. She is now 90 years old. This is her recipe, my favorite! I always have this at my tea parties.

8 oz softened cream cheese, 1 cucumber. Use half of the cucumber, seeded and chopped, mix into the cream cheese with 2 Tblsp. finely chopped onion. I mix this up the night before. I use white bread, trim crust and cut the bread into shapes. Spread onto the bread slices. Cut the other half of the cucumber into thin slices. Place a slice of cucumber on top of each sandwich. Salt just before serving.

Egg Salad

Grate boiled eggs, add a little mayo and/or Miracle Whip, pickle relish, mustard, salt and pepper. Spread on white bread, and whole wheat bread. Top with a green olive slice.

These two little cookbooks below are also nice when planning my tea parties:

I'm still having a problem with Blogger, I hope this posts okay.



La Tea Dah said...

Katherine, I am so glad you were able to post this week! Thank you! I love the recipes you shared, especially the ones from your mother and your aunt. I think that heirloom recipes are even more precious than any other type.

I hope you are feeling better and that life settles back down to normal again for you soon.

Thanks for posting!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Mmmmmm..... I am hungry now!
Thank you for sharing; they sound delicious! :)

marye said...

I understand about life being crazy! I am so glad you posted this lovely post, and even gladder that you stopped by my blog...:)Have a blessed day.

Storybook Woods said...

Intersting books, thank you for sharing. Clarice

Grace Yaskovic said...

thanks for taking the time to post, it was a wonderful addition, and I hope your doctor appt.s work out well!!

Nicole said...

Now I'm not just hungry, but craving a new tea book!


Thanks for sharing Katherine--the recipes sound wonderful! I'll have to make them soon.

Betty said...

Your recipes sound delicious. I love piminto cheese, and your Mom made her's almost exactly the way I make mine. Makes me hungry just thinking about it.

ellen b said...

These sound great Katherine!!

Cathy said...

Oh, yummy, all your recipes sound great. I would love to attend one of your parties. :)
I have tagged you for a six work memoir. :)

Steph said...

I love the "made easy" concept! Tea time doesn't have to be hard!

Lorrie said...

I'm glad you made the time to post - your recipes sound scrumptious. Thanks for commenting on my blog so that I could come over and read yours. It's delightful!


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

So many wonderfully delicious sounding recipes. I may have to give the lemon curd a try having heard so much about it.

I like the way your aunt makes her cucumber sandwiches...sounds ever so much easier to eat than slices slipping around. Did you see the recipe with fresh mint and cucumber sandwiches...sorry, I've already forgotten who posted that.