Welcome to Friendship Tea, a blog about the daily happenings in the life of Linda, a tea enthusiast, who enjoys travel and trip planning, and is passionate about family, friends, life in Kentucky, and all things TEA.
Our grandson, Peyton, and his Mama Melissa are featured on the cover of a Cincinnati area recipe book! The little book features recipes submitted by moms on http://www.cincymoms.com/ and is sold at Bigg's stores throughout the Cincinnati area.
Our daughter, Melissa, was a Family and Consumer Science (Home Ec.) teacher for 11 years before she and Tim, our SIL, adopted Peyton. Melissa enjoys cooking and entertaining and so does Peyton! She and Peyton have been in several issues of this little publication, but this is their first time to appear on the cover. Apparently, Peyton has become a celebrity going through the check-out lines at Biggs!
The recipe Melissa submitted for this issue is one from my recipe box I got from a church friend years ago.
Blueberry Jello Salad
2 — 3 oz. packages of black cherry or grape Jello
2 C. hot water
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 large can crushed pineapple, with juice
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 C. sour cream
1/4 to 1/2 C. sugar
Chopped pecans (optional)
Dissolve Jello in hot water. Stir in pie filling and pineapple. Pour into a 9 x 13 glass dish and refrigerate until firm. Beat topping ingredients until fluffy. Spread on the congealed Jello mixture. Optional: Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Refrigerate.
The Parade of Breeds has always been one of my favorite daily events at the Kentucky Horse Park, but I had never seen the riders and horses decked out in Halloween costumes. What fun!
AJ took these photos while at Camp Horse on Saturday. If you have the opportunity to visit our beautiful state, the Horse Park should be high on your priority list of places to visit. You can't miss it, with the miles of beautiful white fences, as you are travel along I-75 between Lexington and Georgetown, KY.
AJ was one of four 4th graders from his school who attended Camp Horse on Saturday. He and others around the Bluegrass area submitted essays as to why they would like to attend, and he was chosen. One parent had to accompany the student so he and GJ had a fun-filled day at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The camp is sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association to teach 3rd and 4th grade children about horses.
A big thank you to AJ's BCES teacher, Mrs. Sanders for encouraging her writing classes participate!
The Berea Health Ministry raised $5800 from the tea. Thank you to Cora and the Berea Health Ministry Board of Trustees for the beautiful fall flower arrangement. I look forward to working with you on the 2009 fundraiser tea.
The winning table at Tea Time with the Berea Health Ministry was "Tea Time to Remember" sponsored by Davis and Powell Funeral Directors and hosted by Patty D. She used an elegant mix of antique and family heirloom china and table linens to decorate her table. Her centerpiece was a gilt tree branch in a pearl filled crystal vase on and gold and white background that incorporated a photo from each table guest of departed family members (hanging from the branches). This was surrounded by battery operated candles in gold votive cups which each guest lighted as she told a story about her featured family member. (We did not allow real candles to be burned).
Patty received a Longaberger oval market basket full of tea goodies I provided. Congratulations Patty!
I appreciate the table judges, Teresa, Thana, Belle, Carol and Melissa for the work they put into judging the table themes. I am just glad I was not a judge!
This table was the runner-up in the winning table contest at Tea Time with the Berea Health Ministry on Saturday, October 18.
Mary Ann W. sponsored and hosted "Friendship Tea" for a group of very special friends. Mary Ann enjoys afternoon tea and is probably the only other lady present, besides me, who subscribes to Tea Time Magazine! She gave each of her guests the most recent copy. Mary Ann made her centerpiece from silk flowers. I love the way she incorporated the Emilie Barnes books in her table scape.
"Breast Cancer Awareness" was sponsored by Lakes Funeral Home and decorated in pinks by Janel. As you can see, the family dressed in pink in honor of the month of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The center piece has pink ceramic birds of paradise on it (difficult to see in the photos). Janel provided gift bags for her family member guests. the contents are items with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Fund. The little girls had a wonderful time at tea!
Nancy L. used fall colors and "Old British Castles" dishes collected by her husband over the past 30 years along with an heirloom family teapot and glasses to decorate "A Fall Tea." She says "Fall's brilliant colors lend accents to the china and glassware."
This table was sponsored by Barbara S., member of the Berea Health Ministry board of trustees.
Anita D. decorated "Laces 'N God's Love" using a lacy overlay table cloth and her Lenox China to show how beautiful we are to a loving God. This table was sponsored by her husband, Marvin, a member of the Berea Health Ministry Board of Trustees.
This beautiful table, "White Sport Coat and Pink Carnations" was decorated by Glenda M. using her china with platinum rings and all Sterling silver. Note the center piece is made in pink Depression Glass bowls. This table was one of the judges favorites. But, the winners are yet to be posted.
When the world is all at odds And the mind is all at sea Then cease the useless tedium And brew a cup of tea. There is magic in its' fragrance, There is solace in its' taste; And then laden moments vanish Somehow into space. And the world becomes a lovely thing! There's beauty as you'll see; All because you briefly stopped To brew a cup of tea. ~ Source unknown
"Friendship Tea Recipe" ~~ 1/2 cup instant tea, 1 cup sweetened lemonade mix, 1 cup Tang, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in a an airtight container. To serve, put 2 to 3 tsp. mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust amount of mix to taste. Enjoy!