Monday Meal Review: United Kingdom

Other than the perennial baseball cap, there’s not a lot of people wearing hats anymore.  I don’t usually give the matter much thought, but this week, as we had our royal British Tea Party, I found myself wondering why not?

Why don’t we wear fancy, fussy, feathery hats? Even at the beach, it’s a rare  to find women sporting practical, wide-brimmed, shade-bearing hats.

Where has the fuss and circumstance gone? Because, with it, I think we also lost some fun.

Is it that we’re too afraid of standing out? Have we run out of room in our closets?

I read somewhere that men stopped wearing them because JFK didn’t wear one to his inauguration (or much at all, really). UPDATE: Snopes says this is not true. I haven’t heard any excuses for us women.

Do you ever wear hats? Why or why not?


Coronation Chicken Salad [Recipe]

What I loved most about this dish:

EVERYTHING! Cooking down the onion, toasting the spices, the sweet chutney, and bits of diced apricot…it really is a blast of flavor. I’ll definitely be making this one over and over again! It was a favorite with Ava and her friend, as well as all of us adults.

What I loved least about this dish:

Nothing. If you’re vegetarian, don’t be scared off. Just use hard-boiled eggs instead of chicken. You’ll be glad you tried it.

Cream & Current Scones [Recipe]

What I loved most about this dish:

These were easy and delicious. So much better than buying the refrigerator scones you can buy at the grocery store (those taste more like biscuits to me, anyway.

What I loved least about this dish:

Somehow, between two adults and two kids, we ate all the scones at our tea party. Freshly baked, they were too good. S0… You might make a double batch (or use a smaller cookie cutter to make more little ones), if you have a hungry crowd.


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