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cricket tea ideas

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by felixthecat, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Ok, so its my turn to do the cricket tea tomorrow. Unless someone comes up with some good ideas I'll do my usual, which is:

    Chicken drumsticks
    Sandwiches and rolls - ham and mustard and cheese and pickle seem to go down best
    pizza
    sausages
    Assorted biscuits
    Bloody enormous Victoria sponge with jam and buttercream
    Tea
    Orange squash


    The limitations are:

    Has to be suitable to serve cold buffet style
    Must be easily transportable
    They're a bunch of middle aged men.

    Any ideas for some variety?
  2. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Black puddings very black today, Mother!

    That sounds good - I would maybe add some pork pie quarters or sausage rolls. Or maybe have them instead of the pizza (but that is mainly 'cos I like em!)

    Maybe another style of cake - slices of chocolate swiss roll or that kind of thing.

    Basically easy finger food which is what you've got :)
  3. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    more cake
    melon
    crisps
    melon
    egg mayo sandwiches, tuna sandwiches (veggie stuff for non meat eaters)
    melon
    fruit
    melon
    sausage rolls rather sausages (sausages are good though)
    melon
    chocolate biscuits (your penguin types)
    melon
    lemon squash
    melon
  4. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Black puddings very black today, Mother!

    Do you like melon by any chance? :D

    Actually I didn't think of taking fruit but something like melon, which is really refreshing, is a nice idea :)

    And penguin/club type biscuits is a suggestion of genius EVERYONE likes them and if they don't they are obviously a wrong 'un!! :cool::cool:
  5. BlueSquareThing

    BlueSquareThing With chips

    Pineapple?

    With cheese? :)
  6. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    I may have some experience of cricket lunches and teas.. :hmm:

    Slices of melon win.. :D

    Anything sticky toffee related is dangerous :(

    If it's in a clubhouse and there's a bar, anything leftover at tea or saved for after the match will soak up the beer - and you'll be the most popular tea maker and the club will shine :D
  7. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson treat a liberal as you would a fascist

    Include classic cucumber in your sandwich selection: white bread, crusts removed and buttered. No cricket tea is complete without. Also nice to include fresh strawberries in some capacity. Personally I'd add them to the victoria sponge and replace the buttercream with fresh whipped cream. Alternatively, serve with short bread, fresh mint and cream. Oh and ditch the pizza, it has no place in a cricket tea.
  8. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    well, I've gone ahead and made my world famous (famous in my world that is:D) Hunters Pie, which is made with layers of pork sausage meat, stuffing and apple sauce and is the best picnic pie in the universe.

    And this lot seem to like pizza, for some reason..................:hmm:
  9. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    That all sounds delicious..

    Pizza is good.. always goes down well

    Don't forget the melon.. :cool:
  10. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson treat a liberal as you would a fascist

    Pie sounds good, but British soldiers didn't die fighting Italian fascism so that the English could eat pizza with their cricket teas :mad:
  11. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    I knew these guys were a bunch of wrong 'uns
  12. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    They did if they played league cricket :hmm: It's a regular of your league cricket tea
  13. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Potato salad. Always goes down well.
  14. moose

    moose with the voice of Roger Tilling

  15. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    what about your deep fried whatsits that you brought to the severn valley?
  16. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Pizza is probably about exotic as this lot get.:D
  17. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Only in the egg sandwiches, otherwise I might get lynched.
  18. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    Battered, deep-fried crickets :cool:

    With a sweet chilli dip
  19. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    :hmm:

    then they don't deserve you and you should come here instead :)
  20. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    or what about black pudding sausage rolls, cheese straws, bacon wrapped halloumi
  21. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

  22. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    :D:D:D
  23. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    :eek:

    Make me that and you can do what you want with me
  24. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    it's a deal :D
  25. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Hearts Cov

    frankfurters in rolls always goes down well at my brother in law's cricket club.
  26. felixthecat

    felixthecat embarrassing mother

    Well, the only leftovers were a few sandwiches, so it must have been ok.

    Final menu:
    Sticky chicken drumsticks
    Pizza
    Ham and mustard sandwiches/rolls
    Cheese and pickle " "
    Hunters pie
    Victoria sponge (made with the new cherry jam and vanilla buttercream)
    mini sausages
    assorted biscuits - bourbons/custard creams/shortbread/gingernuts
    oranges and strawberries

    Tea
    Orange squash
    Lemon squash
  27. 1927

    1927 Community Statesman

    I have never seen pizza at a cricket tea in 30years of playing.

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