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High Tea Menu Help Please

jessinEC | May 28, 201208:54 PM

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?

Thanks, CHers!

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