Saturday, January 07, 2012

Powers Mansion Inn Tea Room

Yesterday I was able to go with my good friend Donna, to tea at Powers Mansion Inn in Auburn. We had a really wonderful time. The drive up there is about an hour and 15 minutes and we just had a blast talking and laughing. We both enjoy going to tea because it's all about getting together and just relaxing through a meal and reconnecting. We both love to take pictures and so we tried to document everything we did yesterday.

We ended up getting to Auburn about 45 minutes before our tea reservation, so we drove around Auburn taking pictures of the historical sites. Auburn was a gold mining town and it was so interesting. I took pictures of a giant miner and Chinese laborer.

1st course
Sweet Potato Soup
Artichoke and Red Pepper Quiche


Tea Tray
Manderin Orange Scones
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Red Pepper Spread on dark Bread
Cucumber Sandwich
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie
Brownie Square
Pumpkin cake

Manderin Orange Scones
Creme Brulee Tea

We had a great time and after our tea we went to the Bernhard Museum.
More about that to come!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

I saw this recipe on Flourchild's blog. You can find it by following the link on my blog list. I decided to make it because her pictures were beautiful and I love peanut butter. I don't make cheesecake very often because my hubby hates it. After all my hard work on this he wouldn't even taste it. It was wonderful. I ate a piece and then gave some to one of my friends and then let darling daughter #4 take it to her apartment to share with her friends. That way I felt sufficiently appreciated. Here's a couple of pictures of the finished product.