3 Best Tea Party Treats!

An afternoon tea is the most relaxed time ever! It was a popular tradition amongst the working-class families which was later adopted by ladies only! Since its focus is mainly on conversations rather than dancing, drinking and singing - the focus is less of food and menu. Its mostly munchies because tea is the star of the party! Here are three quick and unique recipes for a lovely tea party:

* Cream Filled Strawberries:

Ingredients: 

  • 18 large fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

  1. Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth; spoon into a piping bag or a resealabe bag with a corner snipped.
  2. Fill cavities of cored strawberries with the cream cheese mixture. Dip filled side of strawberries in the crushed graham crackers to coat. 

* Deviled Eggs: 

Ingredients: 

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Spanish paprika, for garnish

Directions: 

1. Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water that there's 1 1/2 inches of water above the eggs. Heat on high until water begins to boil, then cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes, then rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute.

2. Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter. Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper, and mix well.

3. Evenly disperse heaping teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

* Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches 

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, soften
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 5 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 10 slices provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 15 slices Genoa salami
  • 10 slices deli/sandwich style pepperoni
  • 10 slices ham, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sliced roasted red peppers, patted dry
  • ½ cup mild banana pepper rings, patted dry

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl mix cream cheese with Italian seasoning with garlic powder until combined.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture on flour tortilla.
  4. Top with 2 slices of provolone, then 3 slices of salami, 2 slices of pepperoni and 2 slices of ham.
  5. Top ham with some sliced roasted red peppers and banana peppers.
  6. Tightly fold up tortilla and wrap in plastic wrap.
  7. Repeat until all tortillas are folded up.
  8. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
  9. When ready to serve cut off ends and cut into slices.