Just recently my best friend and I met up and went to a tea room to celebrate her birthday! Along with a few friends, we all dressed in our Lilly dresses and pearls and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon. It was a traditional "high tea" complete with 3 variaties of hot tea, scones, fresh fruit, finger sandwhiches and a variteies of small cakes! We sat for over 2 hours enjoying all the snacks and each others company! It was so nice and gave me quite the incliling to host my own tea party. Since then, I have been searching for recipes for chicken salad, cucumber sandwhiches, and lemon cakes! I have found a few and hope to test them this weekend! Here are a few recipes that I hope will work out! The chicken salad is from Paula Deen, so I am sure it has to be wonderful!
1 (3-pound) chicken
Salt and pepper
1 onion, quartered
2 celery stalks
1 cup chopped celery
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
2 teaspoons seasoning salt (suggested: Jane's mixed up Krazy salt)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons chicken stock
Place the chicken along with the salt, pepper, onion, and celery stalks in a large stock pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from pot, cool, and remove skin and bones. Reserve the liquid. Dice the chicken and place in a large bowl. Add the chopped celery, eggs, seasoning salt, mayonnaise, lemon-pepper, pepper, and some reserved stock and mix well.
Hopefully I can put this into a little tea sandwhich and enjoys them with some ladies!
The reviews are great on her site, I will give you my review soon!