Welcome to November’s edition of Tea on Tuesdays
a celebration of tea on the third Tuesday of every month.
Pam and I are glad you’re here today, pour yourself a cuppa and join us!
You’ll find Pam’s link to join her for tea at the bottom of this post.
I’m sharing a few easy teatime treats and thankful you’re here!
I gathered some favorite gobblers, aka turkey plates,
for a tablescape and to give thanks for tea.
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My gobblers are served on Mikasa English Countryside dinner plates,
a favorite pattern with a white embossed fruit and lattice border.
Pick your favorite turkey and have a seat. . .
Queen’s Myott by Churchill Thanksgiving Turkey has a peach floral and soft green leaf border.
You can see them at a Thanksgiving several years ago with a
pumpkin vase centerpiece and mini pumpkin vases at each place setting, HERE.
I love brown transferware and Spode Celebration Thanksgiving Turkey
is a favorite pattern. I have a platter, two dinner plates and four salad plates
that I found strutting their stuff at Tuesday Morning several years ago.
Oh how I miss Tuesday Morning . . .
Johnson Brothers ‘His Majesty’ features scallop-shaped rims with fruits,
berries and vegetables.
I added a couple of ‘His Majesty’ salad plates to my rafter of turkeys,
found at T.J. Maxx several years ago.
And last but not least, Royal Stafford Thanksgiving Turkey plates
have a red fruit and flower border, found strutting their stuff at HomeGoods.
You can see them HERE at a table using a wreath for an easy centerpiece.
We’re enjoying Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea today, served in a favorite pumpkin teapot.
Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea is a black tea with classic chai and pumpkin pie spices,
ideal for Thanksgiving of fall.
I used the same method as with my Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches to make
an easy no-bake tea treat using specialty bread from the grocery store bakery!
This is my favorite kind of recipe, as it’s more of a method or procedure,
customizing to your taste, using the bread and spread of your choice.
I used an apple fritter breakfast bread to make finger sandwiches, found at Target.
A cinnamon raison or pumpkin spice loaf would make wonderful finger sandwiches too.
For the filling, I mixed an 8 oz. block of softened cream cheese with 3 tablespoons of honey,
½ teaspoon of cinnamon, a pinch of salt and toasted chopped pecans, about ¼ cup.
(Walnuts would be good too; if you’re not nut fan, omit).
After spreading the mixture on your bread, make your sandwiches,
cover and chill about 30 minutes for cream cheese mixture
to firm up before trimming the crusts and cutting into fingers.
To make ahead a day before, place your sandwiches in an airtight container,
covering your layers with a damp paper towel before
sealing them up until ready to serve.
If you have fingers sandwiches leftover and find the bread is a little dried out,
they’re wonderful grilled in a pan with some butter for a sweet mini grilled cheese
finger sandwich, as the cream cheese mixture gets melty and gooey!
They’re also good dipped in an egg batter and enjoyed as French Toast sticks!
Help yourself to a pumpkin spice sandwich cookie, also from Target’s bakery.
Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels are an easy make-ahead, crowd-pleasing bite!
They’re also customizable to your taste using sliced deli meat and cheese of your choice,
a soft cream cheese or Boursin spread, rolled up in a flour tortilla.
I used some sliced turkey, as well as ham, garden vegetable cheese spread,
dried cranberries and provolone cheese.
Spread your tortilla with your cream cheese spread, top with dried cranberries,
then layer with turkey and sliced cheese.
Roll your tortillas up and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Chill a minimum of one hour to overnight.
When ready to serve, slice into 3/4 – 1 inch pieces, discarding the ends.
I always have a couple of trays of Athens phyllo shells
in the freezer for easy entertaining.
They’re fully baked and ready to serve with sweet or savory fillings.
Unless recipe requires baking, crisp shells prior to filling for best texture:
Place empty shells on baking sheet and bake 3-5 minutes at 350ºF.
Allow shells to cool before filling.
I filled the mini shells with a flavorful combination of goat cheese, cranberry jelly
and chopped salted pistachios.
It’s a great little appetizer using leftover cranberry sauce too!
Looking for an easy and delicious cranberry sauce (beyond the can ;) for your Thanksgiving feast?
I highly recommend Ina Garten’s Make-Ahead Cranberry Sauce.
Tablecloth / Target, several years ago
Blessed, Thankful, Grateful, Gather Food Picks / Hobby Lobby
Flatware / Cambridge Silversmiths Jessamine Copper
Wood Chargers / World Market, several years ago
Dinnerware / Mikasa English Countryside
Turkey Salad Plates / Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods
Turkey Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Visit Pam for more tea inspiration . . .
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Great collection of plates!! Some good recipes I will have to remember. I love the grateful “toothpicks”. Are they something I could still find? Thank you.
Hi Ruth, The Blessed, Thankful, Grateful, Gather food picks came from Hobby Lobby. The website shows them being sold out this year. 🦃
So many delicious treats to serve on my new turkey plate! The Chai tea is one of my favorites. As always, you have the most inviting tables, Mary.
Thanks so much Ann! Happy Tuesday 🧡🦃🍁
Good morning, Mary. It is always a pleasure to share tea with you. I love seeing the variety of turkey plates served on the Mikasa English Countryside dinner plates. I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite turkey. I will gladly enjoy a cup of pumpkin spice chai tea, a perfect flavor for the season. The finger sandwiches look delicious and mini shells filled with goat cheese, cranberry jelly, and pistachios are an ideal appetizer for Thanksgiving. I also miss Tuesday Morning, I could always find something that I “needed” 😉
It is a cold rain this morning, perfect to enjoy a cuppa. Happy Tuesday 🧡🦃
Wow, Mary, anyone who’s lucky enough to be invited as your guest is in for the best time, a feast for the eyes and belly, always. I would be bringing my large tote for taking home every one of those treats (pinned, thank you!). They’re all perfect autumn bites, and honestly, that’s my favorite way to eat. And since I’d be bringing my large tote, I might slip a few plates in and maybe you’d never notice, lol. I love your entire rafter, but I’m partial to the Myott and brown transferware. The pumpkin teapot is perfect for letting the season linger. I’m loving the vine detail. Thank you for sharing all the great recipe ideas as well as your sources for all the eye candy. Happy Tuesday!
Thank you Rita, I bet that tote of yours is like Mary Poppins’ bottomless carpetbag. ,-) Happy Tuesday 🧡
as always your table scape is fantastic, are the ideas for tea party pastries and or appetizers.. I forgot a couple of the recipes, and now plan to incorporate them in our Thanksgiving menu.
Thank you for your visits and comments Babs! Happy Tuesday 🍁🦃🧡
Yum, thank you for these recipes! I can’t wait to try them. Your table is lovely as always.
Thanks so much Debbie! Happy Tuesday 🍁🦃🧡
Definitely a perfect day for tea here in N.C where a cold rain is predicted all day. Also a great day for planning my Thanksgiving weekend menu. We are having a pie making Thanksgiving eve with my granddaughters and that night the meal is easy take out Pizza. Not cooking for Thanksgiving this year but having a family brunch on black Friday. No shopping for us just good food ,good company ,football, walks in our woods and afternoon naps! I plan on making several of your finger food recipes to add to our buffet table. Thanks for all the work you put into your blog and enjoyment you bring to your readers,, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and take some time to rest before the Christmas activities begin.
Good Morning Kathy, Yes, the cold rain calls for keeping the kettle on today! ☕ Your pie making sounds eve sounds like a fun and delicious Thanksgiving tradition along with Black Friday Brunch.🦃 Thanks so much for comment and visit. 🧡
Good morning, Mary! I’ll be right over for some pumpkin chai tea and those yummy treats. Mikasa English Countryside is still my favorite pattern. I would choose the the Royal Stafford Turkey plate as my favorite. Thanks for sharing your easy teatime treats.
Thank you Kitty! I’d love to share some treats and a cup of tea with you. ☕️ Happy Tuesday 🍁🦃🧡
Mary, Your thankfulness tea table is beautiful. I love your turkey plate collection. I have a couple of the Queen Myot salad plates. Your tea treats look delicious. Thanks for the recipes and tutorials. I am sorry your Tuesday Morning closed; I love that store! During this time of thankfulness I must say that I am thankful for you and your blog. Once I found your blog, it directed me to several others as well. All of you are delightful and uplifting! Happy Tuesday! Clara ❤️
Thank you Clara! I’m thankful for your visits and sweet and generous comments. ♥
Oh Mary, you have my eyes popping and my mouth watering with all your pretty turkey things and delicious treats! The turkey plates are each so special and I love your assortment of yummy Autumn teatime nibbles! Thanks for sharing the methods and recipes, the finger sandwiches sound especially good. Your pumpkin teapot is adorable! Thank you for a lovely tea party!
Thank you Jenna! Happy Tuesday 🍁🐾🧡
So many ideas . . . tough decision on which ones to try. Love the finger sandwich idea, but even when cold and using a serrated knife, my filing almost always smears onto the bread. Any tips or tricks for cutting them without the cream cheese filing (or any filling) getting on the bread? Gobble, gobble!
Hi Hetty, Make sure you chill your sandwiches for 30 minutes before cutting them so the cream cheese filling is firm or you can even place them in the freezer for 15 minutes to prevent the cream cheese from smearing. 🦃
I’ll be making some of these yummy treats and serving them on my Turkey Plate I won last year from you!
Such a lovely Tea table you set and such wonderful inspiration for all of us. Thank you!
Thank you Nancy! I hope you’re enjoying your plate.🦃 Happy Tuesday ☕️🍁🧡
I had meetings today so I am late for your tea party! I wish I could sample your tea and all the treats. Your table is a feast for the eyes and such great tips for easy food to make for teatime.
I have always loved your variety of turkey plates.
It was a perfect day for savoring a cup of tea today here. It was cooler and rainy.
Pinning. Have a great Thanksgiving.
Thank you Bonnie! I wish I could share some treats with you. It’s been a cold rainy day here too, perfect for tea. ☕️ Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁🍽
The pinwheel cranberry roll ups will be on my table this year minus the meat. Looks yummy!
Mary, your tea table is beautiful! Your collection of turkey plates is so pretty, and I love the Mikasa English Countryside pattern paired with them. You have shared some delicious recipes with us. Those tea sandwiches with the cream cheese filling look scrumptious! I have so enjoyed my visit. Have a wonderful week!
The Gobblers, the wonderful tea sandwiches, cookies and oh those pinwheels are the perfect items for your Thanksgiving/Fall tea!….Gorgeous table and settings as always Mary…love those “Grateful’ picks too!
You always have the welcome sign out. Everything is so lovely and inviting.
Marilyn,Joan and Marion
Mary, sorry I’m late to tea. This post is filled with delights from the charming turkey plates (which you know make my heart sing) to the delicious treats, complete with instructions. I’m pinning these for future tea times. Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration and tea time goodies.
Yum yum yum, love a good fall tea moment 😊🙏
What fun turkey plates Mary – these are so cute! This is a perfect setting for tea! I’m thankful too! :)
I would love to sit down at your table with you and enjoy those delectable treats with the fabulous turkeyware! (minus the nuts — very allergic) Happy Thanksgiving!
Guaranteed to find the holiday spirit here! And so tasty too 😊