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Thursday #13: The Meryl Steep!
Okay, ya’ll have no way of knowing this, but I have a major thing for tea. Seriously. I collect tea pots, I have more than 40 different types of tea in my room, and I even have books on the philosophy of tea. It’s a thing, don’t judge me.
Anyway, I realized that I have never made tea sandwiches. I’m not sure why, I just haven’t. Anyway, this morning my boyfriend and I made our first attempt at tea sandwiches.
1 medium Cucumber
1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
8 oz. Package of Light Cream Cheese (seriously, you don’t need original cream cheese - this will be plenty rich)
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Onion Salt
1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
Sprinkle of Nutmeg
1 Loaf of White bread (Go for Pepperidge Farm White if you can, it’s perfect for these)
Slice up the cucumber and toss it in the vinegar and salt. Put in a drainer for about 40 minutes, covered.
Soften the cream cheese
Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion salt, Worcestershire sauce, and nutmeg together.
Cut the bread to the shape you want. We use a foot cookie cutter…I’m not sure why.
Anyway, cut the bread and then spread both pieces of the sandwich bread with the cream cheese mix.
Layer with cucumbers and fresh shredded parsley.
Brew a nice light tea, we did a cucumber lime white tea. And enjoy!
Day 40 July 27th