Thursday, June 3, 2010

Girl's Night Tea Party

A glorious girl's night out...
a banquet table set before us!
This is my cell group ~ ladies who love the Lord!
We meet every Tuesday night and have the most fabulous
time fellowshipping, enjoying the most delicious food, sipping
tea, praying, discussing the Word, exhibiting hospitality,
and testifying about the wondrous works of God while
growing deeper in our relationship with Him.

Proverbs 17:27
As iron sharpens iron,
so one friend sharpens another.

Kristie~Katie~Kassie~Mary Ann

My beloved friend ~ Mary Ann ~ hosted our cell at
her lovely home this week!
What a treat!!!
Some of our beloved gals were
missing and very missed this week.

Mary Ann is an avid china collector of the exquisite
~ Royal Doulton Old Country Roses ~

We had the most sumptuous feast:
Zucchini Bake
Seafood Dip w/ Crackers
Assorted Mini Muffins
Fresh Grapes
Tomatoes w/ Basil
Hot Artichoke Dip

and for dessert ...
Creme Brulee
the most delicious dessert ever homemade by Katie~Girl.
You will love this incredible show-stopper!

Zucchini Casserole Bake
2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
tsp Dijon mustard
4 cups thinly sliced zucchini (3-4 small)
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
4 eggs
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or Swiss
Preheat oven to 375°F.
For crust, unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles and arrange in 9x13 pan. center.
Press dough halfway up sides to form a crust. Spread mustard over bottom of crust.
For filling, slice zucchini and melt butter.
Cook and stir zucchini, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper
4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Remove from heat; stir in parsley.
Whisk eggs and stir in cheese.
Add vegetable mixture; mix well.
Pour vegetable mixture over crust, spreading evenly.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until center is set and crust is golden brown.
Cut into squares to serve.

The Creme Brulee Queen

Vanilla Creme Brulee
2 1/2 c half & half
8 egg yolks
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c superfine sugar
3 T powdered sugar

Pour cream in a saucepan and heat until just before it reaches a boil.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile, beat egg yolk and mix in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together sugars and then add eggs.
With with a fork until thoroughly blended.
Reheat cream and gradually add to eggs and sugar.
Once completely mixed - pour through a sieve.
(this will ensure a smooth custard)
Divide custard into 6 oven-proof ramekins.
Place ramekins in a roasting pan.
Make a baking bath by pouring water 1/2 way up the side of the ramekins.
Bake @ 350 for approximately 1 hour.
(or until custard is set with a slight jiggle in the center)
Allow to cool in water bath - then remove to fridge and chill several hours.
*Top each custard bowl with 1-2 T granulated sugar.
Use a torch or the broiler to caramelize the sugar.
This makes the famous and decadent crunchy-sugary topping.
Your spoon should crack through the crisp layer into the creamy-dreamy custard!

I John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
I am linking to the following Tea Parties & Food Sites:
hosted by Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen
Tea Cup Tuesday
hosted by Martha @ Martha's Favorites
Teapot & Tea Things Tuesdays
a shared meme hosted by Wanda @ The Plumed Pen
and Pamela @ A Breath of Fresh Air
@ Designs by Gollum ~ hosted by Michael Lee West


  1. Hi: I wish I was a part of your cell group. Everything looks beautiful and so good. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you will join us next week too. Blessings, Martha

  2. Thank you Martha! I will definitely join you next week! I wish you were apart of our cell group too - the ladies would love you!
    <>< Concetta

  3. I love the way you define hospitality and kindness. Beautifully put and so true.
    If you weren't so far away i would love to join your cell group.
    I look forward to seeing what you have to share next week. Thank you for dropping i n for tea this week.
    Have a blessed week.

  4. What a wonderful girls night out tea party. The table was so pretty and the food looked wonderful. Wish I had some of that creme brulee right now.

  5. Wow what a wonderful girls night out. It all looks delicious and thanks for sharing your recipes with me.

  6. Beautiful setting, and how lovely to have friends over!
    The china is gorgeous, always a favorite of mine.

  7. This is just so delightful,with the warmth of fellowship and so yummy looking!~ What a fabulous group of Christian ladies and beautifully displayed afternoon tea food!..,Wow!

    Thanks so much for joining in with my tea parties!..,Please feel most welcome to join in anytime!

    Hugs from Wanda Lee

  8. I love old country roses! What a wonderful Tea Party! Oh the food looks so divine! I know this was such a fun party!


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The Kitchenettes ~ A Hospitality Club

Romans 12:13
Pursue the practice of hospitality.

The Kitchenettes is all about teaching and mentoring young girls in the art of hospitality. It is so much more than cooking or doing domestic tasks ~ hospitality is the very heart of God ~ a demonstration of pouring His love onto others. This group of young girls are learning the very nature and character of God as they serve people and sharpen their skills in homemaking.



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