I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tea Experience

What a grand time my friends and I had on Friday November 19, 2010 
 My Harvest Tea. (Click Here)

I would love to share with you the luncheon recipes.

 Cozy Corner Chicken Salad
Makes 6 servings

4 medium skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blend
1 1/2 cups seedless red grape halves

1. In large saucepan, place chicken breasts in water to cover. Bring to boil, reduce temperature, and cook over low heat until tender. Remove from heat, drain and cool.
2. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces.  Add mayonnaise, onion, and seasoning blend; mix gently.
3. Fold in grapes; refrigerate several hours to blend flavors.

Cozy Corner Deviled Eggs
Makes 6 Servings

6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Paprika for garnish

Pop out (remove) the egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork.  Add mayonnaise, mustard powder, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.  Fill the empty egg white shells with the mixture and sprinkle lightly with paprika.

Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving.

Fresh Sliced Tomatoes from my garden


Cozy Corner Pineapple Pecan Quick Bread
Makes 1 loaf

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup orange juice
1 (8.25-ounce) can crushed pineapple in syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease bottom only of 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
2. In large bowl and using electric mixer at medium speed, beat brown sugar and shortening until light and creamy; beat in egg.  Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and orange juice.  Stir in pineapple with syrup and pecans.  Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
4. cool slightly in pan.  Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove to wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.
Note: To store, wrap and refrigerate up to 1 week.

Dr. Oetker Instant Dessert Mix
We enjoyed dessert in the living room. I shared my 50th Wedding Anniversary trip to Europe with a DVD.  The ladies have traveled and have been to most places.  Watching the DVD made for great conversation about some of the places I had visited on the trip.

Empress Tea
Served at the Empress Hotel
 Victoria, British Columbia

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Makes 12 Muffins

2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup molasses ( used maple syrup) I didn't have molasses
1 egg, lightly beaten

Combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.  Combine remaining ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.  Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing just until the dry ingredients are moist.  Do not overmix.  Generously grease a 12-muffin tin and dust with flour or line with paper muffin cups.  Fill muffin cups about 2/3-full with batter.  Bake pumpkin muffins in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until nicely browned.  Remove pumpkin muffins from tins to wire rack to cool.  Makes 12 cranberry pumpkin muffins.

What a lovely afternoon visiting with good friends, relaxing with a hot cup of tea, and sitting by the fireplace reminiscing about the wonderful places we have visited.

Thank you so much for joining me today.
Don't forget Cupcake Sunday
November 28, 2010

I'm joining some great blogs to share my Harvest Tea
Please link back to their blogs and enjoy the wonderful inspiration they have to give.

A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Silken Purse for Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday
Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Lady Katherine for Tea Time Tuesday
The Plumed Pen for Tuesday Tea for Two
Breath of Fresh Air-Paper Butterfly for Tuesday Tea for Two



  1. Everything looks lovley and tasty! It is so satisfying to both present and share a meal like this. I am glad you had a great day.

  2. yummy!.. love the tiramisu and the cup super lovely!..

  3. Hi Betty,
    What a lovely harvest tea! Everything looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos and recipes. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.


  4. Hello Betty,
    thank you for sharing this wonderful recipes. And the table is set very inviting and festive. I really enjoed it. The tea cup looks like one of Rosenthal's Moss Rose.
    Greetings, Johanna

  5. Just Lovely betty! Now I am going to have to go make something to eat! Great recipes too!
    Happy Tea!

  6. Oh Yum! thanks for sharing your recipes for these. And your tea cup is a lovely vintage one.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. It sounds like you had a lovely tea with good friends. How fun to share the DVD and memories. I love the pretty tea cup and saucer. And thank you so much for sharing the recipes...they all sound terrific!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  8. Hi Betty: Everything looks so good. Thanks for all the good recipes. Love the tea cup. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Martha


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