As I sat on the computer, typing an email reply, I heard a gentle knock on the door.
I slowly turned, unsure of what I would see, because nothing is quiet in our house with four kids.
There she stood.
Standing tall, with her bright blue eyes staring at me.
I paused for a moment, soaking in the picture. Unsure of when my baby girl grew up. Then I asked her what she needed.
She said, “Nothing,” and handed me a small piece of paper.
Inside she had written an invitation. She was inviting me to a tea party. Just the two of us.
She said her brothers and sister would help set it up, but the party was not for them.
Reconnecting with Tea Parties
One of the best ways to reconnect with my oldest daughter is through a good, old-fashioned, tea party. They fill her love tank, and give us a chance to talk about the day, what's been happening at school, and anything else she wants to bring up.
Sometimes, she plans them.
She will create little invitations for either her Daddy, or myself. But the best ones, are when we surprise her with one – speaking her love language, and giving her that much needed time to reconnect and talk.
Jammie Blossom Tea Biscuits
1 can Pillsbury Biscuit Rolls
½ cup Jam preserves (your choice)
1 cup Confectioners’ sugar
1 Tbsp. Whipping Cream
¼ C Sugar
1 Preheat oven to 375
2. Open the can of biscuits and lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
3. With a clean pair of scissors, make 5 – 7 cuts that only go ½ way to the center of the biscuit, leaving the center intact.
4. Sprinkle the biscuits with sugar
5. Make small indentations in the center of each blossom with your finger to hold the jam
6. Place small (1 tsp) dollops of jam in the center of each blossom
7. Bake for approximately 10 – 12 minutes or until the blossoms are golden brown
8. Meanwhile, mix the confectioners’ sugar with the whipping cream, using only small drops of cream at a time to gain the correct consistency to pipe onto the blossoms.
9. Spoon the glaze into a sandwich bag that has the very smallest tip cut off the corner with a pair of scissors.
10 After removing the blossoms from the oven and they are completely cooled, pipe the glaze onto them, following the shape of the cuts to accentuate the blossoms.
Let the glaze dry and enjoy!
This recipe was inspired by Pillsbury’s Cinnamon Biscuit Blossoms.