Every now and then Jillian and I have a tea party. We get out my nice dishes, set the table and I try to fix some special little treat.
It was the perfect day to set aside a little downtime since our next week and a half is going to be busy, busy.
We had fun setting the table outside on the front porch, since the weather is so beautiful right now.
In the past we've always had hot tea, but we fixed a raspberry mint iced tea today. (Sweet, of course!) It was so refreshing.
I made a couple loaves of french bread this morning, one for meals this week and another for the freezer. I love making bread, but don't have (or don't make) the time to do it as often as I would like. It had been a while, so we scarfed half of a loaf, just the two of us!
The hydrangea bush is in full bloom now.
Using pretty dishes is a requirement for any tea party. (smile)
You can find the french bread recipe here. This was a new recipe I tried and it was easy and delicious.
Jillian patiently waited for me to take some photos by putting butter on her bread. I think the butter probably could have entertained her for an hour.
Meanwhile, Rosetta was also there... on the opposite side of the porch playing in potting soil. (Boy, she can move fast!) Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of her... I was too busy running her to the sink.
This sweet picture makes me laugh... look at the butter. (smile)
The tea was something I threw together... I tossed in a handful of raspberries, a few sprigs of mint and some sugar with the hot tea to steep, strained after half an hour and then added cold water.
As it turns out, I was the one that really needed this time. It's funny how a little time away from the things that trouble you can put everything back into perspective.
I hope you are all having a wonderful May!