The philanthropy organization to which I belong held a membership tea last year to recruit new members. It was so successful that we hosted another membership tea this year, with the possibility of making it an annual event! Like last year, all the china, tables, chairs, and food were provided by members. What can I say? We are a bunch of ladies who love to cook and enjoy afternoon tea! 🙂
Since we had guests who were not familiar with afternoon tea, we included some tea etiquette on the back of the menus. 🙂 It is not only a great conversation starter but helps continue the tradition of afternoon tea.
We had 14 tables with 62 guests in attendance this year. Are you ready to see some beautiful table settings?
Spinach, artichoke, & Parmesan pinwheels
(Each sheet of puff pastry will yield about 18 pinwheels)
1 package of puff pastry
1 tub of Stonemill Kitchens spinach, artichoke & Parmesan dip
Thaw puff pastry just enough to unfold it without breaking. Spread the sheet with about 1/2 cup of dip. The dip should be spread evenly within 1/2″ of one border (the top side away from you). Roll the pastry sheet into a log ending with the 1/2″ border. You may press the dough lightly to “seal” the log at the border.
Slice the log into 1/2″ slices. Or to use later, wrap the log in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to use. When ready to use, thaw for about 30 mins. until it can be cut with a knife (the log should keep its shape). Bake at 400 degrees for 20 mins. Serve immediately.
It was another successful membership drive for us with 6 new members joining our organization by the day’s end.
And here I’ll conclude with another Healtheries tea tag! If you can figure out “oh tea tea”, and are the first person to comment with the correct answer, you’ll win a prize! 🙂