Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Christmas Tea

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In early November Lauren and I were at the flea market and two vendors there recognized us from my blog! I'm always so surprised when that happens! We emailed back and forth a couple times and then they realized that they also know my parents from many years ago when they used to sell at the flea market! They called my mom "The Bunny Lady" because she made cloth bunnies back then. I think that was probably in the early to mid 90s! Anyway....they (Mary Ann & Chris) invited me to a Christmas tea they do every year. I was asked to bring a finger food so I brought these little green chile cream cheese roll ups above (recipe at the end of this post).I think they said there were 28 people invited to this tea which was held in Chris' lovely home. The tables (1 in the kitchen and 3 in the living room) were beautifully set!

This salad was so good, but so was all the other food...
The diet went out the window this day!
Here are the tables they set up in the other room...
Thank you so much Chris and Mary Ann for inviting me to your annual Christmas Tea. It was so wonderful!


Chile Cream Cheese Roll ups
2 pkgs of cream cheese-softened (8 oz ea)
1 small can diced Ortega chiles
1 small can chopped black olives
1 small jar pimentos-drained
4 large flour tortillas

Mix the cream cheese with the chiles, olives and pimentos. Divide mixture into four equal parts and spread over each tortilla. Roll up tightly and slice into 1/2" pieces. This actually taste best if you wrap the uncut tortilla rolls in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight and slice just before you serve them.

27 comments:

Elsie said...

Cindy~ How nice of them to invite
you and Lauren. Boy you brought
back memories to me. I made so
many of those rabbits in the 90's
I could make them in my sleep.
I love her place mats,Pier One
had them but were out in every
store in 100 mile area of me.
My friend got the red ones,(the
cutouts). I'm going to borrow
one of hers and make me some.
Your dish look delicious and
was so pretty. Good Job!!:O)

Elsie said...

I'm sorry for the double post,but
I have to say, you gave your chocolate with the calories away,
so you can eat someone elses...LOL>

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Elsie, That's what they did...they bought some of them at Pier One and then they used that as a pattern to make more! They were so pretty!

sissie said...

Cindy,
What a beautiful holiday setting.
So festive with all the decorations and the food looks yummy.
How nice to be invited and to be recognized from your blog.

belle-blanc said...

What a festive Christmas-tea event. You all surely had great fun, nice conversations and perfect yummy food. You even had a Sacher torte - I love Sacher torte :0)
Mira

Sandy said...

Cindy - you have come to my rescue! I needed a snack to bring to a neighborhood Merry Christmas Open House Saturday and these row ups are perfect! I can make them the day before and they will be easy to transport! Thank you, thank you!!!!!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

LindaSonia said...

Your cream cheese chille roll thingys look scrumptious!! LindaSonia

Kathy said...

Cindy... What a lovely Christmas tea ro be invited to...Lucky girl! The table is gorgeous.... That chocolate torte!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS! Have the Merriest Christmas Ever, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kimberly Knoess said...

Now I am starving! Thanks for the recipe. It looks easy and delicious - two of my favorites.

NEFÄ°SE said...

Hello..wonderfull..love from Turkey..

Debbie said...

Cindy, how fun to meet people who actually recognize you from your blog. And then to discover there is another connection.

The Christmas tea looks lovely. Everything is set so beautifully and you're making me hungry; LOL. Thank you for posting the recipe. My hubby loves anything spicy.

I've missed visiting you recently but I haven't forgotten you and I will be back.

Merry Christmas,
Debbie

Becky from Tennessee said...

Oh Cindy, I am going to have to
make your roll-ups. They look
so yummy! That salad looked
very tasty, too. I loved the
little snowmen napkin rings....
do you have any way of finding
out where she got them? I have
snowman dishes I use during the
winter and would love to have
some of those cuties.

That is so nice that you were
invited. I can see how a diet
would have been out of the
picture...everything looked
delicious.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

You always make me hungry, LOl, how nice of them and how neat that they remembered your Mom, what a small world!!
Hugs~Kelly

Becky from Tennessee said...

Oh Cindy, I am going to have to
make your roll-ups. They look
so yummy! That salad looked
very tasty, too. I loved the
little snowmen napkin rings....
do you have any way of finding
out where she got them? I have
snowman dishes I use during the
winter and would love to have
some of those cuties.

That is so nice that you were
invited. I can see how a diet
would have been out of the
picture...everything looked
delicious.

Carolyn said...

It looks like a lovely Christmas tea-how nice to be invited by your new friends.
I used to make those bunnies too!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Beautiful!

Your dish looks so yummy and I was surprised to see how simple the recipe was. Made me hungry! ;-)

Glenda said...

How nice of them..

Great contribution the rolls you made..

Ciao

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a wonderful tea you were invited too. How nice of them to include you.

I think that dish you brought looks yummy! I think I'm going to make it but use low fat tortillas and cream cheese to make it more WW friendly.

BTW, congrats on your weight loss! You are doing good.

Hugs,
Joanne

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Cindy,
What a lovely tea party. I really enjoyed seeing the varied foods. I tried to guess what most of them were, but that chocolate ganache cake took the show. What is the word on the top of it? It's beautiful! Your roll-ups sound and look wonderful. I love the creative way people use roll-ups and wraps.
Great post! Hugs, Penny Sue

June said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful tea Cindy. Thank you so much for the recipe of these very yummy looking roll-ups.
hugs

fairmaiden said...

I will have to try those roll-ups...I've done turkey, cream cheese, and spinach before, but these sound delicious!

Gypsy Purple said...

This looks absolutely delicious!!!!

Really Rainey said...

Hi Cindy! Great story and awesome recipe! This is the perfect time of the year to post a recipe like that cause there are so many parties that need a dish! They look so delicious! What a beautiful party and so nicely decorated... That salad looks fantastic too... Lately my daughter and I have been putting fruit in salads and using the raspberry/Champagne vinaigrette a lot! Its addicting I think! Diet this time of year? Are you crazy Girl? *Teasing grin*
~Merry Merry~
~Really Rainey~

. said...

Beautiful. So inspiring.
Alfazema

Betty Jo said...

What a wonderful idea to have a Christmas tea! So glad you were invited Cindy and shared your beautiful photos with us. ♥

Linda Q said...

Well that sounds like alot of fun and everything looked great and yummy! So nice!
Linda

Mary said...

Just beautiful...I love having and going to tea...the ambiance, the beautiful table settings, the wonderful bite size sandwiches and savories...and the tea, of course, make a lovely afternoon with friends.

Merry Christmas, and God bless,
Mary