Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Senior Teas

Class of 1986, Senior Tea given by Debra McCord

Class of 2008 Senior Tea 
given by Jeri Anne and the Senior's Mom
(I added the crown!)

The invitation

The Spread

Memorable Graduation Cards

Senior (Friendship) "Tea"
2 c. orange drink mix (Tang)
1 c. lemonade drink mix (Country Time)
1-1/3 c. sugar
1-1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
Mix all ingredients together; store in an airtight container.  Makes about 4 c. mix.  To make one serving, stir 2 tablespoons mix into one cup boiling water.

Favorite Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. mayonnaise
1-oz. pkg. dry Italian salad dressing mix (can use less if desired)
1 loaf Pepperidge Farm thin sliced bread
1-2 cucumbers, very thinly sliced
In a medium mixing bowl, blend together cream cheese, mayonnaise and dressing mix.  Spread half of bread slices with cream cheese mixture and top with a layer of thin cucumber slices.  Top with bread slice.  Chill until ready to serve.  Prettiest served trimmed and cut into triangles.

A Quick and Simple Menu:

Wild Rice Salad
1 c. uncooked wild rice
2 c. diced cooked chicken
1-1/2 c. halved green grapes
1 c. sliced water chestnuts, drained
3/4 c. light mayonnaise
1 c. cashews, optional
Lettuce leaves
Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt.  Drain well; cool to room temperature.  Spoon into a large bowl; add chicken, grapes, water chestnuts and mayonnaise.  Toss gently with a fork.  Cover and chill.  Just before serving, add cashews.  Serve on lettuce leaves or line a bowl with lettuce leaves and fill with salad.  Yield: 6 servings.  318 calories, 10 gm fat.

Lemon Bars
(from The Essential Mormon Cookbook, Julie Badger Jensen)
2 c. sifted flour
1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 c. butter or margarine
4 beaten eggs
2 c. sugar
1/3 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
Sift together the 2 cups flour and powdered sugar.  Cut in butter with pastry blender or knives until mixture clings together.  Press into an 8 x 8 - inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 to 25 min. or until lightly browned.  Beat together eggs, sugar, and lemon juice.  Sift together the 1/4 c. flour and baking powder.  Stir into egg mixture.  Pour over baked crust.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 min. longer.  Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.  Cool.  Cut into bars.  Makes 9 bars.

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