Thursday, February 25, 2010
Exciting as the whole event is, the rest of the children and I stayed home. As most of the remaining young ones are girls, we decided to have a "tea" party for lunch. Rather than tea, however, we opted for the much more enjoyable home-made hot chocolate served in some of my prettiest tea cups. (the cup shown in the above picture was my grandmothers) PB&J cut with a circular cookie cutter and served on my best dishes with a side of fruit cocktail makes a simple lunch elegant.
Forgive the bad-quality mobile pictures, but the real camera is currently being loaded with about 90 pictures of the aforementioned large, shiny metal objects.
For dessert - Boston Tea Cups. It was a fun recipe I found in a new cook-book a friend recently gave to me. I baked a yellow cake mix in a jelly-roll pan, let it cool, and cut it into bite-size squares. I put three squares at the bottom of each tea cup, spooned some vanilla pudding on top of that then added three more squares of cake. Finally, I dusted on some powdered sugar and drizzled chocolate sauce on top. DELICIOUS!
Afterwards, while two of my daughters folded some laundry, one swept the floor, and I washed the dishes, we all sang some songs together. Definitely a special lunch that we will remember for years to come.
Who knows? Maybe one February day 20 years from now I'll get a call from one of my grown daughters inviting me to another lunch-time tea party with my grand-daughters as my grandsons attend Empire Farm Days with their grandpa and Uncle Mike.