Wednesday, September 30, 2009

~Happy Fall Y'all!~







Autumn...truly my favorite time of year! And where are we going now?...to one of my favorite places in the world...Disney World! We'll be gone for a week and I'm wondering if I'll be ready to come home then.

Another of my favorites - tea parties! Have you ever thought of having an Autumn tea party? Here are some suggestions I found online to give you some ideas.



DECORATIONS


Float autumn flowers such as mums in a small shallow bowl and place one at each table setting.

Gold colored tablecloth, red dishes.

A bowl of beautiful fall apples on every table.

Write each guest's name on a paper leaf to be used as a place card.

Purchase a cinnamon broom and decorate with small autumn flowers, leaves, and grasses for the centerpiece. Arrange yellow, orange and green gourds along with Indian corn around the broom.


MENU

Cranberry Scones

my Curried Cranberry Chicken Salad

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lime juice
3/4 teaspoon curry powder
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1 meduim apple - cut in chunks
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons thin sliced green onion

Combine mayonnaise, lime juice and curry powder in a bowl and add all other ingredients. You can use
as salad or use for sandwiches. You might double for sandwiches.

Corn Chowder

Gingerbread Cake
OR

my favorite easy Caramel Apple Pie:
Cook one three pound Mrs. Smith's crumb-topped deep dish apple pie.
Cool one hour.

In a two-quart pan:
1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
bring to boil over medium heat and boil one minute.

Remove from heat.
Whisk in one teaspoon vanilla
1 cup xxx sugar

Pour over the cooled pie.
Sprinkle with 3/4 cup toasted chopped pecans.




TEAS

Genmaicha is a green tea (sencha based) blended with toasted rice. This tea would be nice to serve with the chicken salad sandwiches and corn chowder since the toasty flavor of the tea would compliment the flavors and not overpower.


Vanilla flavored Rooibos is an herbal from South Africa and is very rich almost dessert like and would pair nicely with the gingerbread cake.

FAVORS

Fill a small jar (one for each guest) with some of the loose leaf tea that you are using for your party and cover the lid with a small straw hat with a fall flower glued to the hat. Place at each guests setting.

Small straw broom decorated with autumn leaves and glue a small magnet on one side to make a refrigerator magnet.



11 comments:

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Deborah you travel more than anybody I know. Disney is one of my favorite places to go--have fun!

Blondie's Journal said...

Deborah,

I so enjoyed reading all these helpful and creative ideas and tips!! I always wondered what to do with those cinnamon brooms! The caramel apple pie sounds like a wonderful treat. I have to make that. What a fabulous post!!

Happy Fall Y'All!!

xoxo
Jane

jeanne said...

Happy fall to you Deborah. I am loving your tips and recipes today. I know you are having a blast in Disney. I am with you about Colorado. Beautiful and compelling to say the least.

See you soon I hope.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

SharDon Exclusives said...

Happy fall to you too! Where are you going next? How wonderful that you get to see so many beautiful places. Your fall tips are going to be well used here in GA as it is getting colder by the day. Guess what comes after fall? Yep, more cold but it is a good time to create and create....blessings to your fall day.
Sharon

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Deborah; I so enjoyed reading about your Autumn Tea party.. I love them all they all sound so good, and yummy... oh to have a place outside under some Maple trees with their change of color blazing away.. a crisp cool day blue sky... light breeze... ahhhhh I can see all so clear... thanks so much for sharing you lovely ideas,, all so great.. have a great week.

Oh and have great time at Disney...

Hugs;
Alaura

claudie said...

I know you are having tea with the Disney gang as I write this.
Happy happy day Miss Bee.
Call me when you get back... plans are brewing hhahahahah.
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOL ohhhh yeah and it will be in the 90's this week ! But I still love the South.

Hope you have a grand time.

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prashant said...

I have to make that. What a fabulous post!!

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