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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Welcoming Princess Cambridge with Cucumber Sandwiches and Tea

Close to 200,000 princesses were born around the world today, but there's one special one I'm celebrating! Princess Cambridge, the second child of Prince William and Princess Kate, was born this morning in London. With the royal couple's fourth anniversary having just passed, and now the arrival of a new royal baby, (hoping they'll announce the name before the night is out!) I'm ready to royally celebrate with some sweets, savories, and maybe a few royal "dork"umnetaries. (That's what Jamie calls my beloved documentary shows...)

My mom bought me this pretty Tea For One a few years ago for my birthday. I showed off my newest one a few days ago, (check out my Strawberry Teatime Torte for a great follow up dessert recipe) so I thought I'd better pull out this pretty one and give it the spotlight today. I just love these! Once I collect enough, I'll have a special tea party for my book club friends and we'll each use our own pretty set.

I'm sure there are lots of ways to put together a delicious Cucumber Sandwich. I like mine savory and these are nothing but a simple twist on my Cucumber Flowers recipe. Hope you enjoy! Let me know how you plan to celebrate the newest baby to join the royal family.

Cucumber Sandwiches (makes about 10)

8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. mayonnaise 
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp. dill
1 cucumber
1 loaf white bread

Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, and dill, until smooth. Spread thickly on each slice of bread. Slice cucumbers thinly and place on top of cream cheese mixture. Put sandwiches together and slice off edges using a sharp, serrated knife. Chill until ready to serve. Garnish with strips of cucumber peel, herbs, and flowers. 

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11 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting. I think my comment was lost, but I plan to try these! HPS!

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    1. Let me know how you like them, Nancy!

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  2. These look so lovely..I pinned and hope to make them soon...

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  3. Yeay!!! Someone else who loves the royals like me! I have been on baby watch all week and was hoping she would be born in their anniversary, but this is great too. I am going to try these next week for Mother's Day. So glad I stopped by!

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    1. Thanks so much! I do love the royals and was hoping for an anniversary baby too! But, everyone needs their own special day, right? :) Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I am elated about the new princess! And I love your tea set-up -- it's just beautiful!

    A friend and I are preparing a Make-and-Take tea with a crafty project then English tea. I have a feeling I'll be using your wonderful recipe! And yes, signing up for email subscription as I did with the book blog! Again, thanks for visiting Marmelade Gypsy!

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  5. What a beautiful post! It is exciting to have a new Royal Princess ... although when I tried to show my 8 year old grand daughter a picture of the new Royal ... she said, "She's not a princess ... that is just a regular mom and dad with a baby"!!!!!

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  6. Those look delish! I'm voting for Princess Victoria as the name :)

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  7. Nothing like a princess tea! Lovely to look at too. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    ~Jill

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  8. I am glad you love your tea set. This is a great celebration. Love, mom

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