“If you find you have some time, how wonderful it would be, if we could have a little chat and share a cup of Christmas tea.”
“A Cup Of Christmas Tea”
Hello sweet friends.
Please join me for an old fashioned holiday party…
A Christmas Tea
I’ve been waiting a whole year to invite you!
And made sure to schedule it so that my holiday decorations would be up.
For as long as I can remember during the first week of December over 20 years I’ve hosted a Christmas Tea.
This year I invited a few ladies from the church I attend.
I’ve learned that a Christmas Tea is very special.
It’s a perfect time to share the message of Hope, Peace, and Love, with those around you.
For me it’s a tradition given from the heart … steeped in love.
🎄Menu for A Christmas Tea🎄
(recipe from Martin Oaks Bed & Breakfast
“9” unbaked pie shell
10-oz package frozen chopped spinach
1 medium minced onion
5 separated eggs
1 cup milk or half-and-half cream
8-oz package cream cheese at room temperature
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 large can mushroom pieces and stems
1 teaspoon tarragon leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Have unbaked pie shell ready before beginning to prepare quiche batter. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well. Saute onion in butter until translucent.
Beat egg yolks until light. Add milk, cream cheese, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese, and beat well.
Add cooked spinach, onion, mushrooms, tarragon leaves, salt, and pepper. Wash beaters, then beat egg whites until firm.
Fold egg whites into above mixture and pour into pie shell.
Bake until top is brown (about 15-20 minutes). Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until a knife blade inserted in center comes out clean (about 45 minutes – 1 hour)
This year I decided to prepare the quiche and let Nicole owner of The Garden House Teacart cater all the other yummies. If you happen to live on the Oregon coast and need some yummy tea food Nicole’s your gal!
Cherry almond shortbread tartlet, raspberry dark chocolate shortbread tartlet, peppermint brownie truffle, spiced coconut snowball truffle, pumpkin spice petit four, orange chocolate scones and cranberry pecan scones,
Here is the vlog on how I created my 2016 Christmas tea.