Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Thursday, May 10, 2007

T is for Teatime for Teachers

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?


Rebecca said...

The nerve of that parent! What a wonderful-sounding tea, and how lucky Izzy's teachers are to have a mother like you connected with their classroom, so few mothers bake anymore. I imagine that's why that other parent just couldn't control herself.

Izzy's Mama said...

Rebecca ..The teachers were so appreciative I was glad I did it..as for the scone snitcher..she is forgiven.