In honor of the Queen's Jubilee, I'm going to make High Tea for the 30 children and 10 adults at my daughter's preschool. I'd love help coming up with a menu that (a) can mostly be made ahead (but assembled at the school); (b) is not completely unhealthy; (c) has NO nuts; and (d) includes a few things kids maybe haven't tried before.
So far, this is what I've come up with --
--Tea sandwiches: cucumber & cream cheese; egg salad; other ideas? I think there's a traditional sandwich with watercress, but how does that work? Served on thin white bread -- no crusts! -- cut into triangles. Assembled before serving.
--Scones & butter & strawberry jam. Would it better to make ahead, freeze and then warm up? Or to freeze unbaked dough that's been cut? What's a good basic high-yield recipe?
--Melon balls or some other pretty fruit.
--I want a bit more protein, so I was thinking of looking for a crown cookie cutter and cutting out cheese crowns.
--Decaf tea with LOTS of milk.
It might be fun to have something from other parts of the commonwealth -- I have no experience with Indian food, though, so not sure what I could do with that. Other ideas?