Monday, 13 February 2023

Homemaking Mondays: Tea with Shortbreads


As most of you that have been with me for awhile
know that I love tea...and cookies. 
It's nice to have tea
in it's many forms and flavours
tailored to each day.
Then there are the cookies-
this week I baked some shortbreads.
I used the Scottish Shortbread recipe in the 
Joy of Cooking cookbook.
I used my fancy rolling pin to add some detail to the tops 
and the bottoms turned out a lovely golden colour.
Melt in your mouth.
Perfect to enjoy with tea time,
and perfect to share with others.
I have these little blue papers that I like to use
to quickly wrap up treats for others.
Below I tucked up a few cookies to go to the couple 
that bring us eggs every week.
Just a little thank you for their free delivery they do for us.

Do you have little papers or containers 
that you use to be able to quickly 
put together treats for those that stop by?

I enjoy salami and this past week 
at the store they had German salami on sale.
It's delicious on crackers with cheese
or on sandwiches.
I love the "floral" design it has when you slice it.
I had found some Swiss cheese on sale as well so 
thought I'd try it with the salami on grilled sandwiches. 
Well that is now a new favourite lunch of mine.
Do you like grilled sandwiches?

I love collecting some little 
delightful tea things.
One of my favourites that I know 
I've shared before is this little tea spoon.
I just love the delicate stitching that went into it.

Then I acquired this beautiful pansy tea cup and saucer. 
It has a lovely handle and there are
little scalloped edging details on the top of the cup.

I had found this beautiful little sugar bowl at the free store
but didn't use it much as there was no lid. know I love the free store. 
I went there this past weekend and voila 
there was this sweet glass lid sitting all by itself.
It fits the sugar bowl perfectly! 
Now I know that sugar bowls don't need lids per se.
I find that it's just nice to keep out some sugar without
getting dust and other "floaties" in it.  

It's snowing outside today 
and is just a bit below freezing.
Shovelling will be on our homeschool
schedule for today.

Thank you for dropping by! 

Love and Prayers,


Mrs. White said...

The pansy teacup is lovely! It is so nice to have beautiful things around us. God bless you!

Margie said...

I'm a fan of the pretty design of your delicious shortbreads! I agree that they're perfect for teas!

Purple is my favourite colour so I'm loving your pretty teaspoon and pansy teacup. I also liked how you matched the glass lid with the floral sugar bowl. We don't have a free store here, but I'm part of a "Buy Nothing" Facebook group and I've been fortunate to receive some pretty teacups that need a new home.

Aunt June said...

I always enjoy reading your Monday posts. I look forward to it every week.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Tea and shortbread cookies are the best! Perfect afternoon pick-me-up! These days, I am looking at recipes for no-sugar, or sugar substitutes. We live in a world addicted to sugar, and I'll tell you, it is hard to pass it by. However, the Lord is helping us on this journey. We feel so, so much better. I have yet to find a cookie I like with a sugar substitute. I'm going to keep trying! Your purple teacup and teaspoon are just so lovely! It is the little things that make us smile :) And how wonderful to find a perfect lid for your sugar bowl! We got a dusting of snow here today. More on the way tomorrow. Still is winter, although we are now hoping for spring! Blessings to you :)

Linda Shukri said...

You're making me hungry! I love shortbread cookies, and that German Salami and cheese! :-) I love your tea cup and sugar bowl. I have a similar tea cup with violets on it.

living from glory to glory said...

I will have to bake some shortbread cookies soon! The design makes them so pretty! Tea cup is just lovely, the purple is so bright and cheery. We had a good snow last night, finally a little moisture. I dis enjoy seeing your cozy sweet home! Hugs, Roxy

Sunshine Country said...

Those cookies are so pretty! It's been so long since I've had shortbread. What a pretty teacup and spoon also! I have a small collection of cups and teapots - they are more for decoration most of the time...but I do enjoy pulling them out to use for special occasions.

Kelsey said...

Those are such pretty cookies, Jennifer! The tea cup and spoon are beautiful also- how wonderful to find something to match so well. I am enjoying a cup of tea in my own recently thrifted find as I read.💕