Baby Shower and Cucumber Salad Tea Sandwich Recipe

My lovely and  very pregnant daughter was in town for work last week.

pregnant-Kindra

We took the opportunity to throw her a baby shower filled with good friends and good food.

Food-Table

Dr. D helped with the fruit baby, the skills he acquired from his high school salad bar job have been used many times in this house.

Fruit-Baby

The cupcakes were from Small Cakes and the cookies were from my favorite cookie baker, Lisa, at the Cookie Jar Bakery.

Baby-Shower-Cookies

Everyone who eats The Cookie Jar’s decorated sugar cookies always rave about how good they are!!  Every time I order them I order an extra dozen  thinking I will have some leftovers……hasn’t happened yet!  We also had caprese salad skewers, artichoke dip and three different tea sandwiches, egg salad, chicken salad and cucumber salad.  I have included the cucumber salad recipe below since it was so darn good.  The recipe made more than we needed for the sandwiches so Molly and I snacked on it all week after the shower.  I forgot to take pictures of it though!  Molly thought it would make a good veggie dip also.

Cream Cheese and Cucumber Tea Sandwich

  • 2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded, and finely chopped cucumber
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 6 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices white bread

After mixing the ingredients spread on two slices of bread to make a sandwich.  I removed the crust from the bread before spreading on the cucumber salad.  You can slice the sandwich into triangles for serving or use a 2″ cookie cutter and make circle tea sandwiches.  Garnish with dill or basil leaves.

Only about 7 more weeks until we get to meet Baby Levi.  I can’t wait!