Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡
How was your week? Do you have any fun plans for this last weekend in February?
It’s late as I write up today’s post. I’ve been getting ready for a weekend getaway. Joe has a conference in Ashland, and I decided to go along for fun. While he’s roughing it camping, I will be hanging out at my favorite B&B. The McCall House. I’ve written a post on it before.https://marciascottagebythesea.com/love-be-go/
I had such a great time, and I’m looking forward to a repeat visit.
I’ve been doing so much around our cottage that a change of pace will be nice.
It’s time for a little renewing of mind, and refreshing of spirit. I hope to explore a Tearoom while I’m there. However, I will be fine creating teatime in my room there at the Inn.
Did you know that you don’t need to have a lot of people to enjoy a lovely tea party?
Taking the time to prepare a lovely tea just for you will calm you down and give you a wonderfully pampered feeling.
You don’t even need to go anywhere to enjoy a tea ritual. You can take a break in a long afternoon and enjoy a quiet cup in a lovely spot of your own choosing.
All you need is to change your mental gears to enjoy it fully.
I’ve been having solitary tea parties for over 20 years, and you can do. Here’s a simple menu for tea that is easy to prepare, healthful, and satisfying.
A Perfect Pot of Tea
Orange or apple slices or a beautiful bunch of grapes
Homemade or store-bought cookies
cream cheese, celery & walnut sandwiches
this easy to do sandwich filling can be made in minutes
1/4 pound cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 celery heart, very finely chopped
1/4 cup diced walnuts
White or whole-wheat bread
Parsley sprigs for garnish
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in celery and walnuts, Make sandwiches with cheese mixture. Trim off crusts of bread and cut sandwiches into rectangles or triangles. Garnish plate with sprigs of parsley.
While waiting for the water to boil and the tea to steep, prepare one or more sandwiches and arrange them on a plate with the fruit and cookies.
Lay a pretty cloth on a tray or on the table and add a flower or a candle for elegance. Then sit down at the table or carry your tray to a cozy spot. Enjoy!
Blessings for your weekend…