It started with this Christmas gift from my friend C.
and they were wonderful.
I had looked at the ingredient statement
to find out what made them so good,
and there was nothing all that special on the list.
Then I looked at the directions:
Add scone mix to one cup heavy cream.
So, when I received this gift from C,
we planned a high tea for this afternoon
for ourselves, G, and Elizabeth.
C brought her 3 tiered plate stand,
and my grandmother's dishes fit it perfectly.
Lemon scones, of course,
with butter and wild black raspberry preserves
Watercress and goat cheese with sliced radishes on white bread
Chives (from our garden, amazingly enough) and cream cheese
with sliced cucumbers on whole wheat bread
Salmon with fresh dill and lemon on rye bread
Curried cream cheese on cinnamon raisin bread
Hummus on bagel chips
Fresh pineapple and orange slices
Thin, crispy butter cookies
It was a great afternoon.
And now, it's just G and I, cozy at home,
thankful for the blessings this past year has brought.
I wish you all a happy, healthy 2012.