Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ann of Green Gables {Spring Party}

What do you do when the snow won't go away, spring won't come, and everyone is sick of not being able to go outside?

Have an Anne of Green Gables Tea Party?  That's exactly what we did!  And it was absolutely fantastic!

I started with a book that I got from Sullivan Entertainment not long ago called Cooking with Anne of Green Gables.

And we made Potato Soup along with Apple Cake for our special tea party.  Yum, yummy!

Then we made some tea, got out our special tea set, with sugar, creamer and all, and had a party!  The girls loved it!  {Except for Whitney was not in the mood for pictures, as you will see further in the post!}

Then we put on our Anne of Green Gables music and enjoyed our party.

{I used a lace tablecloth over my turquoise one, and also reused my spring banner from my centerpiece.  I made another banner quickly out of lace hearts and used the lace hearts for under the bowls. }

And here are the pictures of our fun.  Hope you enjoy!

{Recipes at the end of the post}

What a blast!!  The recipes were SO delicious!!  You will want to try them as soon as you can!

Here are the recipes.

Potato Soup

3 to 4 medium potatoes, quartered
3 cups boiling water
1 tsp. salt
2 cups undiluted evaporated milk
1 T. grated onion
3 T. butter
a pinch of pepper
1/2 cup grated cheese (Mozzarella recommended)

Together, cook the potatoes, boiling water and salt in a covered saucepan for 25 minutes, or until tender.  (Part chicken or beef stock may be used instead of water.)  Drain and reserve the liquid and press potatoes through a seive.  Combine evaporated milk, onion, butter, and pepper in large saucepan.  Heat, but do not boil.  Stir in sieved potatoes.  Reheat and add water if necessary.  Season to taste.  Stir in grated cheese.  Heat until cheese melts.  Serve garnished with chopped parsley.  Makes six servings.  

{I didn't follow the soup recipe to a T, but wanted to give you the original recipe anyway.  I added carrots and celery and didn't follow as many steps with the potatoes as they say to.  I just cooked the carrots with the celery first in the water and butter.  Then I added lots of water and the potatoes with the seasonings and cooked everything till it was done.  I am not sure if I have ever followed the recipe of a soup exactly because they are so easy and not much you do can go wrong.  I also would change to cheddar cheese if I made this again because of the stringy nature of mozzarella.}

Apple Cake

2 large eggs
1/2 cup of oil
3/4 cup sugar 
1 tsp. vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
a pinch of salt
3 T. water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 or 4 apples, sliced and cored

Mix together eggs, oil, water, and vanilla.  Add sifted dry ingredients.  Mix.  Pour half of batter into oiled 8" square pan.  Spread apples over batter.  Sprinkle with 3 T. sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1 tsp. flour.  Spread rest of batter on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until golden brown and crusty.  Other fruit mixtures can be used (blueberries, cherries, etc).  

Now all we need to do is make a visit to Prince Edward Island! {grin}
Happy day to all of you! 


Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

This is the CUTEST idea for a party! I love Anne of Green Gables! I found you at Lil' Luna--thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

Unknown said...

Such a cute idea! Love your tea set, it's adorable. Your photos are also great! I have started a new photography link party, feel free to come by and link up :)

KC Coake said...

What a fun idea! I'm a huge Anne of Green Gable fan. Your daughters are adorable!

Loretta E. said...

One of my favorite books....And I hope my daughter loves it as much as I did so I can read it to her when she gets older!

Cathy C said...

I love Anne of Green Gable! Such a sweet party. Adorable girls. Even if they are not smiling!!

Alexis Tanner Lane said...

What a super fun idea! I love Anne of Green Gables! I'll have to do this in a year or 2 when my girls are a little older. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

What a great way to celebrate a snowy day! You set a lovely table and the food sounds delightful. The pictures of your girls are so sweet, too. Thanks for sharing your idea of an Anne of Green Gables party!

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Adorable! Such a pretty tea set.

Stampin' VMG206 said...

So much fun! I love your tea set and the lace over blue tablecloth.. it all looks YUM!
I’m visiting from Wow Me Wednesday. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206

Stampin' VMG206 said...

So much fun! I love your tea set and the lace over blue tablecloth.. it all looks YUM!
I’m visiting from Wow Me Wednesday. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206

Anonymous said...

What a fun tea party! I love all the turquoise! Very cute tea set and your girls are very cute, even though Whitney wasn't in the mood. :)

Unknown said...

So cute!! I love the hat and braids!

Unknown said...

So cute!! I love the hat and braids!

Unknown said...

This is just plain adorable! I'm pinning for future use - Anne is my all time favorite movie ever!!!

Unknown said...

LOVE this cute party idea!

I'd really love for you to link up at my weekend link party that is going on right now {The Weekend re-Treat} http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you there!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness - I have such good memories of Anne of Green Gables! What a sweet and super creative idea for a spring party....I just love this!! And those pictures are to die for....
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

Unknown said...

Great book! What a fun party. :) Thanks for linking up to the wow me Wednesday party!

Anonymous said...

No "raspberry cordial?" :)
Love Anne of Green Gables! Such a creative idea.

Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

Oh this is just OVER the TOP CUTE!!! I love Anne of Green Gables.. I actually have that same tea set ;) Thank you so much for stopping in and linking up to Knock Our Socks Off!!

Emily @ The Benson Street said...

I am featuring you as a co-host for Ginger Snap Crafts Wow Me Wednesday Link party. I love what you did!

Emily @ www.thebensonstreet.com


House of Smiths said...

Thanks so much for sharing your post at our linky party this week!
What a fun idea! That tea set is gorgeous.

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