Hi! Today I’d like to share with you a Tea party I hosted earlier this week. I called it a GAL~entine Tea Party get cozy…this post might take a while❤
I’ve now been living on the Oregon coast for one year, seven months, 14 days, hundreds of minutes, & thousands of seconds not that I’m keeping track
With that said I can say I am definitely becoming more comfortable with this new lifestyle.
So recently I decided to throw a GAL~entine tea party on Valentine’s Day.
I wanted to bring a few of my new friends together for an afternoon of good food and fun conversation.
I do not know any better way than with a Tea.
I learned this truth many years ago, while still living in SoCal I hosted my first Victorian Tea, and 20 ladies showed up for the afternoon.
I’ve learned that friendships take time to develop. The importance of reaching out, and getting to know the people you encounter every day is well worth the effort.
I pride myself in making new friends along with keeping older friendships strong.❤
I have found that it is a very positive experience to have my friends around in both joyous and sorrowful times. And one last thing I’ve discovered is that potential friends are all around you. So. .. keep your eyes open, reach out, wait…and see what happens.
A GAL~entine Tea Menu
Spinach Quiche (*I don’t usually share this recipe. However since you are my friend too😚 I willingly share it with an open heart❤)
Salad with cherry tomatoes (I used Raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Betty Crocker French Vanilla cupcakes (I topped with buttercream frosting)
Krusteaz shortbread cookie mix
Betty Crocker Double chocolate fudge
Orange Spice Tea
For many years the school where I taught held a bookfair fundraiser. It was there I purchased a fabulous cookbook which had recipes from B&B’s around the country. This recipe is from Martin Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Dundas, Minnesota
9″ unbaked pie shell
10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach
1 medium minced onion
5 separated eggs
1 cup mild 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°. 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° and bake until a knife blade inserted in center comes out clean (about 45 minutes-1 hour) Serves 6-8 friends perfectly!
Below are vlogs that I prepared for you to watch in spare time They are in order of finished product to the beginning of how I planned for the tea.
And lastly this fun film…since I’m really just a French gal at heart😙