How to make cute flower pot sandwiches

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Flower pot sandwiches
How to make cute flower pot sandwiches

The calendar for May is full of parties for June graduates and June brides (sometimes they are one and the same). It is the time when we can be frivolous with our food and have as much fun preparing it as our guests have seeing and eating it.

Nanette Boyd’s tea table is always scrumptious. Her sandwich loaf is a work of art — and so delectable — filled with all sorts of pleasing surprises. Her Flower Pot Sandwiches are equally appealing, and make for lots of conversation.

The Boyds’ big, hospitable house seems to have been built just for parties. She never minds if the guest list runs into the hundreds. Bowls of fruit punch are easily accessible to the guests on the terrace, in the library, or in the sizable breakfast room, and the tea and coffee are served in the dining room.

You can let your imagination run wild creating your own sandwich spreads. Use them for finger sandwiches or a big Dagwood — you don’t have to make Flower Pots, but it surely is fun.

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How to make cute flower pot sandwiches


Flower pot sandwiches – Vintage recipe popular in the ’60s and ’70s


Thin white and dark bread slices
Mayonnaise (no substitute)
Sweet ham filling
Date nut filling
Chopped egg filling
Radishes (for decorative flowers)
Cherry tomatoes (for decorative flowers)
Carrots (for decorative flowers)
Olives (for decorative flowers)
Parsley (for decorative flowers)
Celery (for decorative flowers)


Cut two 3-1/2-inch, one 3-inch, and two 2-1/2-inch rounds from five slices of bread with assorted sizes of cookie cutters. Spread with mayonnaise, and then with about half a cup of filling of your choice from those listed below.

Stack slices using smallest round on the bottom. Insert in top some decorative vegetables on a food pick or small skewer, arranging leaves as decoration. Garnish with more mayonnaise if desired.

Sweet ham sandwich filling recipe

1 cup ground ham
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 teaspoon dry mustard

Combine all ingredients. Yields 1-1/2 cups filling.

Date nut sandwich filling recipe

1/2 cup finely chopped dates or prunes
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup mayonnaise

Combine all ingredients. Yields one cup filling.

Chopped egg sandwich filling recipe

3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1/3 cup chopped, drained dill pickles
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon minced onion
l teaspoon capers

Combine all ingredients. Yields 1-3/4 cups filling.

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Flower pot sandwiches

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