Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Spring! A St. Patrick's Day Tea!

 As we celebrate the first day of Spring, we are reminiscing about the St. Patrick's Day Tea held this past Friday. Guests dressed in various shades of green navigated the snowy sidewalks to attend this special event. The first course included a Mixed Green Salad tossed with a Fresh Basil Salad Dressing, Parmesan Cheese and a Four Leaf Clover Crouton, for good luck of course!

 The sandwich plate featured Ranch Chicken Salad on Whole Wheat Bread, Savory Parsley and Olive Cheese Spread on Clover Shaped Pumpernickel Bread, Sliced Apple Sandwich with Orange Honey Butter, a Miniature Toasted Reuben on Rye, Rolled Asparagus Sandwich, and an Open faced Carrot and Cheddar Shamrock.

The scone course included a Shamrock shaped Traditional Cream Scone alongside Cranberry and Orange Irish Soda Bread with Sweet Cream and Lemon Curd toppings. The St. Paddy's Day Fruit Medley was topped with Honey Lime Dressing.

Dessert featured an Almond Flavored White Cupcake decorated with a Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow. Thanks to JP for sharing this clever idea! There were also gold wrapped chocolate coins and shamrock favors on the table for each guest to enjoy.

We were pleased to welcome Sasanach for his entertaining musical contribution with his Irish tunes played on a fiddle. There is a short video link on Sweet Remembrance's Facebook page that captured the spirit of the tunes he played.


Bernideen said...

Looks delicious!

Marilyn Miller said...

Your St. Patrick's Day tea sounds just perfect. Love the cupcake idea so much! I have been thinking of make the asparagus wrapped sandwich. Curious was it held together with cream cheese? Everything looks so yummy!

Angela McRae said...

What a brilliant idea for a cupcake! (Would work for a "Wizard of Oz" tea too, I imagine.) And I don't believe I've ever heard of a shamrock-shaped scone before. How clever!