Monday, May 14, 2012

Herbed Strawberry Tea Sandwiches! ~ Happy Tea Party Tuesday

Hello Friends and Fellow Tea Lovers!

Life has been so exciting lately and certainly
has been taking me away from creating and blogging
but that is just fine because I am very happy.

My husband and I along with another amazing
woman, Sarah, were chairs for my daughter's
Catholic Schools FIRST annual Gala held on May 5th.

It was a years worth of work and planning and 
to host the inaugural event was quite an accomplishment!

We raised a TON of money, WAY more than we
had hoped or expected and everyone had a great time.

While all the planning and responsibilities associated with hosting
such an important and large scale event can certainly be stressful, I have to say, that as a result of this experience I was able to come to know an amazing and wonderful woman, our co-chair, Sarah.

She is quite an extraordinary women for many, many reasons.
Let's just say, she inspires me and I am so glad to call her friend!

Since the event, James and I have been doing some much
needed relaxing and just "being together" as a family with Sophia.

It has been DELIGHTFUL!

With spring and warm weather in full swing, I
thought I would share one of my FAVORITE
recipes for a quick and delicious tea sandwich
that is always a crowd favorite.

Herbed Strawberry Tea Sandwiches 

Yield: 24 sandwiches

8 oz cream cheese softened
3 T minced fresh basil
1/2 cup slivered almonds toasted
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp salt
8 slices honey wheat bread
1 lb strawberries, hulled thin sliced

Mix together cream cheese, basil, almonds, lemon zest and juice along with salt until well combined.
Spread on bread and top with strawberry slices and dill if desired.

In the picture here, I used a small flower cookie cutter and toasted this in my Babycakes Cupcake Maker to make little toast flower "bowls".  I piped the cream cheese w/ a #21 wilton tip. 

For a printable recipe click HERE!

Now enjoy with your favorite cup of tea, iced or hot!

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Barbara F. said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's day, Trish! You deserve it. These are so pretty and I bet they are really tasty too. Might try it with goat cheese, as I have 2 logs in the house. xo

Anonymous said...

Love your little bread bowls and the sandwich filling sound delicious. Congratulations on such a successful first ever fund raising Gala and more importantly on meeting your new friend Sarah.
Hoping you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend Trish. ~ Paula

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM those are perfect for a tea! so pretty, too!

Thank you SO MUCH for always sharing such awesome things.

Congrats on the event - and getting a good friend out of it is truly the best bonus.

Perhaps you should invite her for tea as a special way of saying "I think you are so awesome!"

ANY reason to take tea with a friend is a good one.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Trisha, I hope you had a splendid Mother's Day. Your little tea sandwiches look scrumptious. I love anything with strawberries! Thanks for sharing the recipe and enjoy your week.


Bernideen said...

What a darling recipe that I am printing out!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the success of the Gala! I am keeping this recipe for future use. We just had a family baby shower/tea ... I wish that I had this recipe last week ... it's nice to serve something new!

Jessica said...

Wow. Just wow. And I have all the ingredients in my kitchen....

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Trish
So nice to hear that your hard work paid off and that you found inspiration in another.
Cute tea sandwiches this week, when the strawberries come in I just may have to make them.
Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Those look delicious! I'm glad your event turned out great. And I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Angela McRae said...

Yum! This sounds like a different kind of tea sandwich and one I would very much enjoy trying. Thanks!

Liz Snowden said...

This looks so tasty! We'd love for you to share with us for Tasty Tuesday over at!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Yum. I'm glad to read that you are so happy. :)

Notes from the Homestead said...

Wow, so glad the Gala was a success! I'm so proud of all the wonderful things you do! You are amazing! P.s..... I made these today and they are soooooo good! I love anything with fresh strawberry! Hugs!

Sue said...

These little mini bowl tea sandwiches sound delicious! So pretty too:) Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Trisha!

Anonymous said...

Trish, I just love these 'little' treats, I've never seen them before..but now I can try them.Whata wonderful match of flavours made in heaven...strawberries and cream cheese. Thanks for sharing these lovelies! Yvette x

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Congrats on the Gala. How great that you had such a success and have a new friend. You're the best!! Thanks for sharing the tea sandwiches. I love anything with cream cheese and strawberries. YUM!!!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Your tea sandwiches are so cute! I will be making these for spring and summer teas. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I'm going to pin these to serve at a baby shower. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Now this look soooooo good. Gotta save this for my next event. Thanks ton for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kathy said...

Hello Trisha, I think you're an amazing and special woman! I am sure the event was fabulous! Rest with the family is always a good thing - your recipe is terrific - as usual! You're quite talented in many ways! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

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