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Olive & Nut Tea Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 32-ounces of cream cheese
  • ¾ cup chopped olives with red centers (or use black olives)
  • 2 cups chopped toasted (in margarine or butter) pecans
  • ½ to ¾ cup cream or milk
  • Bread (square shaped slices)

Materials Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Table knife

Directions

  1. Whip the cream cheese using your spoon. Add milk until it is soft enough to spread.
  2. Fold in the nuts and olives.
  3. Trim the crust from thin sliced bread.
  4. Spread mixture on slice. (You can serve them open-faced or top with second slice of bread.)
  5. Cut into fingers or triangles.
  6. Chill, covered in the refrigerator, until ready to serve.

*** Afternoon tea parties are a wonderful way to practice good table manners. You can make a variety of little sandwiches and serve them with iced tea or fruit juice. Remember to use your napkins and say “please” and “thank you.”

This lovely tradition started in England in the early 19th. Century. It is a small meal between lunch and dinner, usually served in the late afternoon. A variety of food is served and may include dainty sandwiches, small slices of cake, sweet tarts and scones. Tea is always served.


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