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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Tea Sandwiches

INGREDIENTS
*10 thin slices white bread
*10 thin slices whole wheat bread
*10 thin slices pumpernickel bread
*Butter or margarine
*1 large cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced
*1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
*1/4 cup chopped fresh watercress, finely chopped
*1 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked ham
*1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
*3 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
*1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
*Edible flowers, fresh dill weed, radish slices, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1. Cut breads into shapes with 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters (or remove crusts from breads and cut each slice into triangles or squares).

2. Spread butter over white bread shapes; top each with cucumber. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and watercress until well blended. Spread over pumpernickel bread shapes. In another small bowl, mix ham, parsley, mayonnaise and mustard until well blended. Spread over whole wheat bread shapes.

3. Arrange sandwiches on serving platter. Garnish with edible flowers, fresh dill weed or radish slices. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 10 servings (3 open-face sandwiches each).

Nutrition information per serving:
*Calories 270
*Total Fat 13 g
*Saturated Fat 5 g
*Cholesterol 30 mg
*Sodium 710 mg
*Total Carbohydrate 32 g
*Dietary Fiber 4 g
*Protein 10 g

Edible flowers add a touch of elegance to these mouthwatering morsels. You’ll find them in the produce section of specialty food stores.

Use a variety of cookie cutter shapes to turn these tea sandwiches into the hit of the party!

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