The Perfect Poetry Tea Time Cucumber Sandwich Recipe
Poetry Tea Time: A Family Favorite
The term “Poetry Tea Time” isn’t something I came up with myself, but discovered through the Brave Writer creator, Julie Bogart.
While my family’s tea-time rarely looks as artistically displayed as other families’, and we don’t spend much time on actual poetry.
Generally we read just one or two poems before we jump into other books we’re enjoying; and the tea is often replaced with hot chocolate, chocolate milk or smoothies, the feeling is the same.
It’s a time when we put away the stresses of the week, come together as a family and enjoy good literature and a special treat.
Once in awhile we will invite another family to join us, and the tea setting will look much more sophisticated. That’s half the fun of having others join us. It becomes more of a party atmosphere rather than a cozy time with each other.
Family Favorite Tea Time Treats
When it comes to the special treats at our tea-times, we change it up regularly. Sometimes we eat muffins, or donuts. Occasionally I’ll bake cookies or a cupcakes; once in awhile though, we go all out.
Today’s treat was a full spread. We loaded our plates with freshly sliced strawberries, deviled-eggs, and the easiest cucumber tea sandwiches.
We still didn’t dress up the table; none of our cups matched, and we still drank hot chocolate instead of tea–but those sandwiches were pure sophistication!
- 8 slices bread of choice–we used our basic honey wheat sandwich bread
- 8 ounce cream cheese softened
- approximately 2 Tbsp parsley flakes
- one thinly sliced cucumber peeled
In a medium bowl place cream cheese and allow to soften.
Add parsley flakes and mix.
Peel and thinly slice one cucumber, set aside.
Lay out eight (8) slices of bread. Spread cream cheese mixture on each slice.
Layer cucumbers on four (4) of the slices, then cover with the remaining four (4) slices of bread.
Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
Using a sharp knife cut into triangles (because nothing says sophisticated tea party like miniature triangles!)
Enjoy with your favorite beverage, or just shovel them in your mouth when no one is looking. They’re that simple and that tasty.
I almost feel guilty sharing this as a recipe because it is such a super simple treat. It’s perfect for children or when you’re looking for something different for lunches.
Another great recipe for tea time is hard-boiled eggs or deviled eggs. You can check out the instant pot “recipe” for perfect hard-boiled eggs here.
Let me know what you think!
Until next time,