Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August Tea News

Tea Time In August..

Some people would say it is too hot to enjoy an afternoon tea in the summer time.
I say " Nonsense!
It is the perfect time to enjoy your tea in the garden, amongst the flowers or under that shady weeping willow tree.
Put on your lightest summer sun dress and straw hat and "Invite a friend for afternoon tea".

Summer Tea Sandwiches Recipe

These dainty finger sandwiches are perfect for casual picnics or luncheons.
Tarragon-seasoned chicken complements cucumber and cantaloupe slices. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 24 slices soft multigrain bread, crusts removed
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 medium cantaloupe, cut into 12 thin slices

Nutritional Facts

2 sandwich halves equals 212 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. Combine the tarragon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; rub over chicken. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Cool to room temperature; thinly slice.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, onion, dill, lemon juice and remaining salt; spread over 12 bread slices. Top with cucumber, chicken, cantaloupe and remaining bread. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Summer Tea Sandwiches in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p7

I do hope that you ladies, that are enjoying summer weather, are keeping cool and protecting yourself from the heat of the season.
Lady Estelle Tea Corner

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