This week was teacher appreciation week. Is this a new thing? I don't recall any celebrations at my school five years ago but maybe the French don't celebrate that. In any case, I along with my friend H., volunteered to prepare a tea for the teachers.
Everyone who knows me, knows I am the scone queen. I will use any excuse to make a high tea; birthdays, wedding showers, winter days, friendly gatherings; they all merit at least a scone or two.
Treating Izzy's teachers was another perfect excuse. They are so patient and kind to him they certainly deserve it.
H. was my willing helper and she came over this morning to help me. She assisted in the sandwich making, of which there were two types, egg salad on olive bread and goat cheese with fig jam. I then baked two types of scones, chocolate chip orange and whole wheat/wheat germ. These were served with clotted cream and apricot jam. A bowl of fresh strawberries and a basket of assorted teas completed the spread.
When all was ready, I ferried the platters over to school. One parent spied the food and wanted to know what was on the menu. After I had spread out the goods, she snuck back into the room and pilfered a scone.. I know they are irresistible but really!
Maybe I need another excuse for a tea party..Parent appreciation week?