Monday, May 14, 2012
Mother's Day, or RETURN OF THE HIGH TEA
Mary and I planned a High Tea for Mom's surprise Mother's Day present a few weeks ago, and I'm pretty pleased that we pulled it off.
Mary, with her fiance Lance's help on the grill, put together 7 different types of tiny delicious tea sandwiches:
-california chicken with avocado
-roasted veggies with goat cheese or tomato pesto
-steak au pauvre with avocado
and I made a batch of raspberry crunch bars (straight up from the box [it's been a long weekend] but still delicious thank you, Krusteaz), 3 types of tea, and peach/mango orange juice mimosas, and we brunched and ate until we had a lovely dose of food coma. Mom was really excited, which made the 3 hours of prep time (not kidding) worth it.
I basically gained 10 lbs in tea sandwiches today, and as predicted, our Homemade High Tea cost less than the crappy High Tea and we had, and it was about 450% more fun. Plus, like, left overs. I'm eating tea sandwiches right now. Super bonus.
Then we went to see Dark Shadows, which was absolutely, much much better than I expected it to be.
Happy Mother's day to all you baby mama's out there!