Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwiches

  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 3-inch length of cucumber
  • Quickly pick off some mint leaves and place them in a salad spinner, or rinse them all by hand and shake the water at a friend. Dry the leaves, then dice them into oblivion. Place the cream cheese, butter, and mint into a bowl and mix well.  It helps if the cream cheese and butter are softened ever so slightly.  It should become a sort of herb paste. Spread the mixture on the bread. Slice the cucumbers – how thick you’d like to slice them is up to what kind of crunch you want in your sandwich.  Me, I’m right in the middle. To be all proper, slice the crusts off and slice the sandwich up into nice little finger-approved rectangles.