Not long ago, my Mother had an overnight guest. One of my nieces, Danielle, had come to visit. My Mother got to have fun being a Grandma. According to her, the story goes like this:
After a good nights sleep, Danielle awoke and made her way to the kitchen, In the kitchen she found Grandma and Grandpa were already awake. Grandma asked little Danielle if she would like to have a tea party before breakfast? Well, of course, Danielle thought this was a grand idea.
Grandma set up the tea tray:
What a yummy sight for tea!
Grandma and Grandpa showed Danielle how she could hold the stem (or green part) of the strawberry and eat it without getting sugar on her fingers!
Danielle also learned to put her napkin in her lap before eating.
Danielle loves to visit with Grandma and Grandpa.
They always have so much fun.
Mama had so much fun putting together this “teascape” for Danielle. She always has a way of making things special!
What other kinds of “scapes” are out there for:
Today’s Lagniappe: Lemon Tea Cookies
The perfect cookie with a spot of tea.
1 2/3 c. all purpose flour
1/3 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, beaten
2/3 c. sugar
2-3 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. butter
Coconut or powdered sugar
In medium bowl combine first 4 ingredients; blend well. Chill dough. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. With thumb or forefinger make imprint in center of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool. In medium saucepan combine filling ingredients except coconut or powdered sugar; cook over low heat stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Cool, top each cookie with about 1/4 teaspoon filling. Sprinkle with coconut or powdered sugar. 36 cookies.