Saturday, April 13, 2013

Classic Cucumber Sandwiches

There's absolutely nothing ground breaking or original about these cucumber cream cheese sandwiches.
There was a funeral today that I couldn't make it to, but I offered to make some food for the reception. When I asked what was needed I was told that they had so many sweets coming it would be really helpful if i could make some healthy finger food. For a hundred people.
 I was a little disappointed. I was hoping to make brownies. Because let's face it, when you're sad what do you want to eat? Brownies! So i couldn't think of anything to make. I knew that whatever plate of healthy food I made, what everyone really wanted to eat was the goodies. I went down the path of unusual ideas, then the path of vegetarian ideas, then the path of miniature everything. Nothing doing. Then I tried to picture what I would expect to find on a table at a funeral reception. For some reason these were a centerpiece in my imagination. I rolled with it.
 And you know, they were delicious(I swiped a couple, I was making them at 12:15pm, solidly lunchtime). They're cool and dignified, subtle and clean. And if you cut them into tiny little triangles you can have a healthy token finger food and then dive shamelessly into that brownie. I've served my purpose today. I have given a hundred people a cucumber peace of mind.
White bread, crust cleanly removed
cream cheese with fresh dill whipped into it
peeled and thinly sliced cucumber
salt and pepper (I'm generous with the pepper)
I think you can figure this one out...

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