Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Tea Party with Mia

Today Mia came for a tea party. We ate lots of sweet goodies with our tea (Russian Caravan, 2 sugar cubes for the chick-a-dee), and then we played some games. She brought her Bible Bingo game (I was concentrating so hard I forgot to take picutures; she won). Then we played checkers (she won again); and lastly, we played Dominoes till they were gone (are ever there winners in Dominoes? Guess I don't really know how to play this game correctly but at least I didn't lose.)

Waiting for Mia to arrive at 2:00

Michelle and Tabby walked Mia over from their home across the street, so I asked Michelle to take a picture of us before we began our repast.

Mia winning at checkers.

"WHY can't I slurp my tea with the spoon? That's the way I always do it. And besides, I remembered to put my napkin on my lap."

Candid shot encompassing the whole tea experience. :)
Aren't children fun??? We truly had a WONDERFUL few hours together!!
Here's the recipe I used for delicious scones (no eggs).
Welsh Scones
(makes 12 small triangles)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
6 Tbsp softened shortening (I used butter)
5 Tbsp granulated sugar (recipe calls for 3 Tbsp, but, oops, I added it to the flour, so had to add more to the butter!)
Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. (The recipe was not organized like I have it here; that's why I added the sugar to the dry ingredients. Hope my list here helps you!)
Gradually beat in:
1/3 cup milk
1-1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
Mix these ingredients in a medium bowl, then gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix together.
Divide dough in half and place on floured surface. Gently pat into 2 circles, about 3/4-inch high, shaping outside of circle with hands. Using a chef's knife, cut each circle into 6 triangles, sprinkle tops of circles with a little more sugar, and transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet, placing each piece 1 inch apart. (I use a large spatula under 3 triangles at a time.)
Bake on middle rack for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
(I baked mine together in a circle - touching - so the insides were not quite done; I left them on the cookie sheet to finish cooking after 15 minutes, and they were PERFECTLY DELISH!)
Here's the web site where I found the recipe. (My modifications are in parentheses above.)