Thought I would take a quick moment to say hello and yes, I am still among the living!
My days seem to consist of: weeding, picking veggies, cleaning veggies, chopping veggies, canning veggies, drying veggies, freezing veggies…..ok, you get the picture!
So, I am just going to step back , breath and relax for a moment.
Time for a simple cup of tea.
Just a light treat of a sliced fresh plum and dollop of whipped cream.
And an easy sandwich for lunch. Let’s make it a ham salad tea sandwich.
My ham salad recipe is pretty easy and basic.
Grind up ham, dill pickle and pickled pearl onions. Mix in equal parts mayo and miracle whip. That's it.
A little tea sandwich info for you:
A tea sandwich is a small prepared sandwich meant to be eaten at afternoon teatime to stave off hunger until the main meal.
The tea sandwich may take a number of different forms, but should be easy to handle, and should be capable of being eaten in two bites. It may be a long, narrow sandwich, a triangular half-sandwich, or a small biscuit. It may also be cut into other decorative shapes with a cookie cutter.
The bread is traditionally white, thinly sliced, and buttered. The bread crust is cut away cleanly from the sandwich after the sandwich has been prepared but before serving. Modern bread variations might include wheat, pumpernickel, sour dough or rye bread.
Fillings are light, and are "dainty" or "delicate" in proportion to the amount of bread. Spreads might include cream cheese or mayonnaise mixtures, and the sandwiches often feature fresh vegetables such as radishes, cucumber, asparagus, or watercress. The cucumber tea sandwich in particular is considered the quintessential tea sandwich. Other popular tea sandwich fillings include pimento cheese, smoked salmon, fruit jam, curried chicken, and egg salad.
Just a moment to catch my breath.
No need to spend lots of money to create a simple tea moment for yourself. I just snatched up a few thrifted items and had a little “Me” time.
Are you taking time for yourself during these crazy busy summer days?
Okay, now where is my book?