Easy Tea Sandwiches make tea time fun.
Picture if you will: in a bygone era, in a more genteel time, in a flower garden in full bloom, a group of well dressed ladies sitting with legs lightly crossed at the ankles, white gloves in their laps, sipping on tea from fine china cups, nibbling on dainty little sandwiches and engaging in delightful conversation.
And in my vision those sandwiches are Cucumber Sandwiches and Watercress Sandwiches and look something like this:
I love being a "boy mom". But, let's be honest, having a Tea Party is just not his "cup of tea". Ok, bad jokes aside, he might like the tea and goodies but sitting and having a quiet conversation is not going to happen. Unless I want to talk about Ninja Turtles and Super Mario.
And then I remind myself that renting a tuxedo is much easier and cheaper than a prom dress and I love being a boy mom again.
These sandwiches would be perfect for a girls birthday party, a Mother's Day Tea or a Bridal Shower. Or have them for lunch like I did as soon as I thought I had enough photos for this post.
- 4-6 slices cucumber
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese
- 2 pieces bread
- salt and pepper to taste
- Peel cucumber.
- Thinly slice 4-6 slices of cucumber depending on the size of your bread.
- Spread cream cheese on one slice of bread. I like to soften the cream cheese a bit with the knife before spreading on the bread so I don't tear the bread.
- Put cucumber slices on bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Add top slice of bread. For tea sandwiches, carefully cut around each cucumber slice with a small biscuit cutter.
- 1 large hard boiled egg
- 6-8 sprigs watercress (washed and dried)
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 2 pieces bread
- Chop egg in to small pieces.
- Chop watercress leaves and small top stems into small pieces.
- Combine egg and watercress and chop into fine pieces.
- In a small bowl thin mayonnaise with milk. Combine with egg and watercress.
- Spread on one slice of bread.
- Top with other slice of bread. For tea sandwiches, cut off crusts and cut sandwich into small triangles or squares.
Get more recipes and tips for hosting a tea party in my e-book available on Kindle.
Until next time, happy eating.
Joy @ Joy Love Food
I adore cucumber sandwiches, both your version and the watercress sandwiches sound so good! And they are so cute too. I would love for you to come share this, and any of your other posts, at What'd You Do This Weekend? The party is open now at http://joylovefood.com/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-15/ 🙂
I had never tried the Watercress before, but happened to have some so thought "why not?"
Being a boy mom does have its perks, even if it does mean less tea parties!
And I'd rather step on Ninja Turtle weapons than Barbie shoes!
These would make the perfect summer lunch on a hot day! Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday.
These would be great for a baby shower! Thanks for sharing!
I thought so too!
So elegant. I just imagine having tea with these with my girls. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
These look delicious! I've been looking for simple but yummy finger sandwiches to make for my daughter's graduation party; these would be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!
Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
Audrey, just came over from your link on theevolutionofmom. I give and attend afternoon tea parties all the time and just love to find new Tea Friends! Great job on the sandwiches!
Super cute!! I love what you were saying about the boy vs girl mom thing. Made me smile <3 Thanks for sharing with us at FTAF!
It is a different dynamic, 🙂