Monday, April 26, 2010

Mother's Day Special: Tea Sandwiches

I'm planning to host a Mother's Day Brunch this year (unless schedules cannot agree, which often is the case) and I'm posting my recipes for a simple and affordable brunch. My goal is to offer some "fancy" (or fancy sounding) breakfast items and some lighter, high-tea favorites. First up, tea sandwiches. The best part? These are 5 ingredients and fabulous!

16 slices honey wheat bread, crust removed ($.75)
3 T. mayo or Miracle Whip ($.05 - grabbed (4) 32 oz. jars for $.50 ea. last weekend!)
1 C. chicken breast, cooked and chopped fine ($.75)
1 tsp. salt ($.02)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, garlic, thyme, rosemary, onion) ($.10)

Mix chicken with seasonings and fold in mayo - using just enough to bind all ingredients together. Spread 2 T. of mixture on 8 slices of bread, spreading evenly. Top with remaining 8 slices of bread and cut on the diagonal.

To Garnish (optional):
Lightly butter edges of sandwiches and dip in crushed pecans, fresh, chopped flatleaf parsley, or smoked paprika.

Yields = 16 tea sandwiches
Cost: $1.67

For variations, replace chicken with an equal amount of:

Chopped cucumber
Finely chopped pineapple
Sundried tomatoes and 1 T. bacon
Chopped bell pepper and minced red onion

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