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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.