Confession time. I, Madame A. Monique Martin Esq. III, have never had a tea party before. Meep! I know. So I decided to gather my bestest of friends today and have one kickass cool tea party in the back garden. So throw on your vegan pearls! And if you're wearing gloves, make sure they're fingerless because this ain't a party fit for the queen.
Meet the gang:
|Smackers, Dino, Rocky, and Rose get a little testy that I'm taking pictures|
|Smackers wants everybody to know he's drinking organic tropical mate|
Tea Party of Awesome Menu
Mini Tofu Salad Sandwiches
Cucumber with Devilish Spread
The food was a bit labor intensive because I was feeling lazy yesterday and didn't prep anything at all. So... I woke up and baked pumpernickel from scratch for the mini reubens. All I did for those was marinate some Yves turkey (all I had) in a bit of tamari, crushed garlic, and liquid smoke. Then I cooked that with drained sauerkraut until the moisture was gone. Added a little bit of tofutti cheese and some homemade thousand island.
Then I made the tofu egg salad and devilish spread. The tofu egg salad was tofu, Vegenaise, mustard, onion, celery, salt and pepper. The devilish spread was the bean mixture from my Deviled Tofu recipe. I originally came up with this in '07 and always come back to it. It's something I like to play around with so it's gonna be on my next show with mix-in ideas and such.
|Rocky and Rose say "Hi!" Also..."Check out these sammiches."|
|zoom in on the tofu egg salad and cranberry sauce|
The last things I made were the desserts. Originally, there was supposed to be lemon curd tarts, but I burned the damn crusts. Grrr. So now, I'm just gonna make some lemon curd with the gazillion lemons I have from our tree. I decided on regular scones, but will most definitely be making these pumpkin ones tomorrow. By the way, the scones I made today are AMAZING! I left out the raisins because Era hates them, but they are so super delicious and fluffy. Mmm. I served them with this clotted cream. Just double the recipe because it's delicious and, as is, it's hard to blend until smooth.
|Dino wants you to see the scones and is not at all bitter you can't see his face in the other pics|
For a first tea party, we had plenty of fun. We shared lots of laughs and discussed, in depth, our love of Sheldon Cooper. Mostly, we just ate sandwiches. Who knows what tomorrow may bring? Hopefully, more scones.