Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Kid’s tea parties typically feature kid friendly food and can be a spur of the moment event to brighten the day or to celebrate a special occasion. Recently while visiting grandkids, Gram decided to have a tea party for lunch. 

Part of the fun is working together with the kids to make it special and there are kitchen tasks for every age – setting the table, choosing the tea, skewering fruit, garnishing the sandwiches, patting out the scones, etc. 
We simply looked in the fridge for some kid friendly ingredients and put together some small sandwiches, fruit skewers and of course made some scones and a pot of caffeine free Rooibos tea!  We found half a package of cream cheese, tortillas, shredded cheese, peanut butter, lunch meat, chunks of mango and of course the hard boiled eggs we had colored that morning!!  Here’s the menu we put together:

CARROT RAISIN PINWHEELS:  Combine 4oz softened cream cheese with 1/2c shredded carrots and 1/2c raisins.  Spread on flour and wheat tortillas, roll up, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.  Slice into 1” pieces before serving
HAM & CHEESE TRIANGLES:  Combine softened butter and Dijon mustard and spread on bread slices.  Add grated cheddar cheese and thin slices of ham to make two sandwiches, then cut off crust and cut into triangles.

EGG SALAD FINGERS: Chop 3 hard-boiled eggs and combine with 2Tbs mayonnaise and 1 tsp mustard.  Spread on multigrain bread to form two sandwiches, then cut off crust and cut into fingers.  Garnish with paprika.
PB & HONEY BAGEL BITES:  Combine equal amounts of natural peanut butter and honey and spread on a bagel.  Cut into 8 bites.
MIXED FRUIT SKEWERS:  Cut an apple into chunks, peel and section a “Cutie,” and cut mango into chunks.  To assemble start with a red grape, then add orange or mango and finally apple chunk on a toothpick.

We also made Apple Cinnamon Scones, but realized we had forgotten to add the apples before the girls patted out the circles, so we just stuck them into the top of the dough!
APPLE-CINNAMON SCONES: Combine 2 c flour, 1/3 c sugar, 1Tbs cinnamon, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt in a mixing bowl.  Cut in 8Tbs butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add 1 peeled and chopped apple.  Combine an egg and 1/2c yogurt until well blended, and then add to dry ingredients until they are moistened.  Knead on floured surface until dough holds together.  Divide dough in half and pat out each into a 1/2 inch thick circle and cut into 6 wedges.  Place on greased baking sheet, brush with yogurt and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 mins or until golden brown.
Grampa made the tea and served it with a touch of honey!

"So whether you eat or drink,
or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God
I Corinthians 10:31

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