Friday, January 30, 2015

Tea for two...

Our Saturday 
so glad to be back home together tea...


Peanut clusters made this way:

3 ingredients:

1 bag of quality butter scotch chips (12 oz)
1 cup of chocolate chips 
1lb Spanish redskin peanuts. 

Microwave the chips for 
30 seconds on cook level 7
stir (won't see much melting yet but stir anyway)
then microwave again for
15 sec at level 7 
stir after each 15 seconds.
do this until fully melted...
when its smooth with no lumps then quit microwaving, 
dump peanuts in, skins and all,
stir and then drop spoonfuls of it on to wax paper. 
Use a smaller spoon to do this - not a big soup spoon; not a tea spoon
but a normal 'small spoon'.
They will harden and be ready in about 10 minutes! 


They keep well in tins with wax paper keeping the layers of 
peanut clusters separated. 


Christmas cookies and peanut clusters! 
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Our Sunday Tea...

A fancy Swiss chocolate that Mr. Husband brought back
to us in August...


It's really lovely and quite pretty.
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We also had stroop waffles :)
Stroop means syrup from what I know of Dutch cuisine :)
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My Mom had told Mr. Husband and myself that
warming the stroopwaffle up over tea is a
lovely thing to do...


So we did!


It was fun... I think we could of keep them on top
even more to warm them up further... 


But it was fun and a nice way to have tea on a Sunday...

15 comments:

Anna said...

Love that photo of the two teacups with stroopwafels on top! So companionable :D (so tasty too). I wish you and Mr Husband a trip to the Netherlands one day...

Paula said...

Lovely!

Emily H. said...

You set such a pretty table! And with such yummy looking treats!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Your "warming the stroopwafels" picture is delightful!

Nancy said...

I've gotta hunt down some stroopwafels, they look yummy!!!

Nancy said...

I also meant to add that it's admirable that you've been able to make chocolate last from August to now. I salute your discipline. If I had that chocolate in August, it would have met its end in August!

elizabeth said...

Thanks everyone! :)

Nancy ~ well, I can't claim full credit here... my husband brought back two and the first one was gone more quickly but we had lots of other chocolate eaten between then and now :)

Nicole said...

That is so cute! I love that you set out your tea so prettily :)

karen said...

what a pretty tea set :) Love the cookies you warm on top that would taste diving!

T.J. said...

a wonderful welcome home! You have such lovely looking tea cups and table displays, always so inviting. Today I made things official and added you to my blog reader since I was tired of following my bookmark each time ;) Glad to be on for the long run!

elizabeth said...

thanks everyone!

TJ - you are in my blog reader too! :))))

Apseed I said...

Oh, I love stroopwafels! And of course, the best way to enjoy them is warm them over your tea.
And that recipe of peanut clusters sounds interesting.

slenderthreadknits.com said...

Stroopwafels!!!
One of my dearest friends is Dutch (born and lives in The Netherlands). She introduced me to stroopwafels. She's sent me care packages with them, most recently for my birthday. Wherever did you find full-sized ones in the States? I can only find mini ones, which are nice, but just aren't the same.

slenderthreadknits.com said...

I found them! Cost Plus World Market in my area sells several different kinds of stroopwafels. This is a dangerous thing to know. ;)

elizabeth said...

STK: so glad you found them! stroopwafels are really fun!