Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Birthday & Poetry Tea

Last week was my birthday. Instead of going out to eat at a restaurant, I made an awesome meal.
 So much better than we could have gotten from any local place we could afford.

We had Coq au Vin. 

Fantastic sides - roasted asparagus, corn, and saffron mac & cheese. The mac & cheese was made with 3 cheeses - Fontina, Asiago, and Colby. The cheeses went quite well with the saffron in the sauce, & it was delicious.

 And this is the Tiramisu-inspired dessert. It is basically an eggless Tiramisu recipe made in individual serving glasses. I probably should have used smaller glasses, so they would look full, but these are what we have.

Last week we also had our first Poetry Tea.

 We pulled out the nice for china for it.

The Monsterologist book was borrowed from the library, but the others are ours. 

We had two treats with out tea. One was Lady Fingers. The other was tea biscuits topped with Mascarpone cheese, fresh mint leaves, and either Lingonberries or Blueberry Preserves.

We do have a tea pot that matches the china, but I much prefer to use my nice cast iron one.