Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tea and Easter Pictures

It's been such a busy week and I'm once again using the blog as a means of procrastination. I have a serious case of senioritis right now. After this week is over, I only have three weeks of class left before summer vacation, then student teaching starts in August! Eek! It's crazy. The advisor is going to review my portfolio on Friday, then I'll get my recommendation for student teaching and I'll be good to go. I can't believe it's almost over. Well, anyway, on to the good stuff...

Last week I went shopping and to afternoon tea with my mommy and future mommy-in-law. I ended up buying 4 tank tops at the consignment shop. I forgot to take pictures of them, but I'll get around to it. I did find out that I could get away with a size 14/16 top, which is super awesome. Of course that's only if I wear the proper pants (I have a pair of black stretchy dress pants that I can pull up nearly to my boobs and it shapes me pretty well since I don't have any shape wear yet). After shopping, we went to afternoon tea at a really cute restaurant called the Hyeholde. Even the building itself was absolutely adorable!

mine on left, Ben's on right,  both equally fabulous

I'd been worried about the food they would serve us because for a fat chick, I'm a really picky eater. See, they don't let you choose what you eat, they just bring you whatever they felt like making that day. So, we get there and sit down and we have a list of at least ten different teas to choose from. Ben's mom picked Earl Grey, my mom had pear caramel and I got green tea tropical. They were delicious. We each got our own little pot of tea and it was adorable. Then, they brought us each our own little plate of assorted goodness. Beware food porn:

Seafood and sausage soup, crab cake, ginger and cream cheese sandwich triangle, ham salad sandwich triangles, and couscous. YUM!

We savored each delicious bite and then they brought out desserts.

Almond and apricot scones and banana bread with clotted cream and raspberry blackberry jam

Tiny lemon panna cotta with strawberry rhubarb jelly topping and candied lemon peel garnish.

Bottom to top: Pistachio French macarons with pistachio creme filling, mini pineapple upside down cakes, Bailey's cheese cake (to die for!), nut clusters, and on the very far left were bittersweet chocolate and Grand Marnier truffles.

It was the most fun I've ever had at a restaurant, quite honestly. Obviously it's not something that should be done frequently, but it was a great time with great company. It was the first time any of us had gone to tea and I'd say it was well worth it.

It's just about time for Ben to get home, so I should probably get started on making dinner. I suppose I'll have to wait to post about Easter for another time...But here's a sneak preview...

Love my nephew!

Hope everyone had a great Easter/Passover/Feaster :)



Morgan said...

OMG that is too fun!! I live in hickville, Montana so there is no way I am going to get a tea around here.

I am super jealous.

Banded With Favor said...

Jackie, that looks like such a fun afternoon!! Beautiful atmosphere for happy there is only a few weeks left of classes...student teaching will be fun that is where you get your hands dirty and really exp. day to day classroom excited for your 8 mos Ann. too, yay for have done such a great job thus far!!!

mdlapband said...

How fun! Jackie you are really looking great. Your skin is glowing in the pictures!

jennxaz said...

How fun! I love going to tea and you look just radiant!

Sam said...

I love those types of teas, they are so yummy and so fun :o)