Afternoon tea today for Mum's birthday.
Chips, crackers and dips
Sausage rolls and party pies,
Cheese and spinach savouries.
Homemade gluten-free sausage rolls
Sandwiches: egg, chicken, pesto, cream cheese & sultanas
(gluten-free & regular varieties)
Blueberry Almond Birthday Cake GF
Swedish Chocolate Cake GF
Caramel Creams GF
100s and 1000s biscuits GF
Armenian Nutmeg Cake GF
Choc Chip Cookies
Peach and Date slice
Everyone brought a plate of food or drink,
I made most of the gluten-free foods.
We decorated the table with some butterflies
(cut from an op-shop copy of Pride & Prejudice)
and pretty labels for each dish.
I pulled out all my pretty vintage china
and a vintage embroidered tablecloth.
I bought some pretty pink-edged lizianthus,
and my aunt & co. surprised me with a lovely
arrangement of proteas in a gorgeous pot.
(a late "thinking of you" gift for my surgery!)
It was lovely to see most of the family again,
there were about 20 of us, and to celebrate Mum's birthday
A good way to spend a winter afternoon.
And a good way to spend this winter evening:
eating leftovers and watching To Kill a Mockingbird.