Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Southern Breakfast

Sundays on the prairie are lazy. First the paper (and crossword) and then breakfast. To be eaten slowly, lingered over and served with many cups of coffee (with real cream, please -- not milk or even half and half!)

Although the prairie isn't technically "the South", we are far enough south that Minnesotans always ask which part of the South we're from when we visit, as do New Englanders.

And twenty miles to the East is a Southern town, so . . . .
Biscuits and gravy are normal breakfast fare on our part of the prairie. Served not just at Linderhof but in restaurants as well.

And it's a blue and white breakfast as well -- a mix of our English blue and white pieces -- Spode mugs, Johnson Brothers plates and a Spode dish for the gravy. An Emile Henry creamer -- I like it's bright yellow color on overcast days plus it goes so well with blue and white. Our everyday napkins in silver napkin rings, as always.
And the biscuits, big fluffy biscuits. baked to perfection. Three for each of us!!! It's Sunday -- no time to count calories!
Served with a big bowl of homemade sausage gravy. Thick and rich with half and half and a touch of cream and liberally salted and peppered.

It's Thursday which means that it's time for Tablescape Thursday at Susan's. Please join her at Between Naps on the Porch to see what how other tables have been set for this Thursday.


27 comments:

xinex said...

Sure looks yummy and the table is beautiful...Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The tablesetting is just gorgeous and the food looks so yummy. I love biscuits and gravy with sausage. One of my favorite things. Hugs, Marty

Lottie said...

The biscuits did me in! Love the pictures of the biscuits!
Lottie

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I always enjoyed going to Shoneys for biscuits and gravy. They closed, but now I found Bob Evans has it on their menu. yum

GardenofDaisies said...

Biscuits and gravy is a favorite breakfast for me!!

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, I wouldn't have expected a "Southern" breakfast on the prairie! Your sausage gravy looks wonderful! And I love the yellow creamer :)
xoxo Pattie

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Yummm...the table is beautiful and this breakfast is making me hungry.
♥, Susan

D.B. said...

Beautiful and welcoming as always, Martha. What is that Johnson Bros. pattern? I saw those plates on a restaurant wall when I was in Florida and fell in love.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now Martha, This is the way to start the day. I love blue and white- I don't have any plates, but I'm going to start collecting them. I like that they are not too matchy-matchy. They look so rich when they are differnt patterns! Your yellow pitcher is so precious. The only thing better than blue and white is blue and white and yellow! Pass the biscuits!
Lovely!
Yvonne

The Tablescaper said...

Oh how I love blue and white. And add a lazy Sunday breakfast, could there be anything better?

- Tablescaper

Julie said...

Oh This table is beautiful...Miss Lucy says Hi to your Oliver...
xoxo
Julie

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Definitely a southern breakfast!! My mom makes the biscuits and gravy here as I have yet to master either! Looks great with the blue and white!

Melody said...

I can just Smell those biscuits and gravy....uuummm. I always thought Kansas was a North/South state? Kinda like Kentucky.
Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog...I hope you come again...and often.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pretty and delicious! Great combination. laurie

Sherry said...

Nice table! Love your blue and white. Your making me hungry!

Pondside said...

While it looks very tasty, I can't quite imagine sausage gravy. I guess that's what makes regional fare such a treat - it doesn't appear everywhere.

Piney Rose said...

What a lovely blog! So entertaining. I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit!

From the Kitchen said...

As a southerner transplanted to the midwest, I'm a biscuit and gravy lover in a land of "never tried that". I learned to make sausage gravy as a teenager and love it! And, yes, for me coffee needs to be "real" and served up with cream (or half and half but NEVER milk) and so hot it perks as it goes down! I'm a crossword puzzle worker as well and Sunday's Chicago Tribune offers one that takes several cups of coffee to finish.

Best,
Bonnie

*Ulrike* said...

Mmmmmm, and I haven't had my breakfast yet! Looks so yummy! That is a good Sunday breakfast for us, but you made everything look pretty and yummy at the same time!

Mary said...

Your breakfast table looks wonderful and biscuits can't be more perfect than these. What a wonderful way to start the day.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Yum! Those biscuits and gravy look delicious; although as a Midwesterner I admit I've never eaten biscuits and gravy!
I love blue and white dishes! I saw a whole set of the Blue Onion dishes recently; they look similar to some of the ones you have!

Maryrose said...

Oh how I love biscuits and gravy....yummy. Your table is gorgeous, have I ever mentioned how much I love blue?

Jeanette said...

food and table are so yummy!

scribbler-unfocused said...

Great minds run along the same track, they say...

We had exactly the same thing last Sunday for breakfast!

We are in Alabama, but Missourians are Home Folks, too.

Scribbler

The Norwegian said...

LOL about Minnesotans asking about what part of the south you are from. Being a Minnesotan, I was not familiar with sausage gravy UNTIL...I moved to North Carolina.
NOW I am familiar. An Old Timey breakfast of sausage (done in a black iron skillet)and gravy on biscuits is now a southern favorite for this northerner!
Love the Emile Henry yellow with blue & white...

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hold everything and keep it warm for me I will be right over, you are right after my own heart, love to have breakfast that way, slow, lots of coffee hot biscuits gravy wow I am there...thanks for the pic I can smell it from here...Phyllis

Bill said...

It looks beautiful, Martha! I make biscuits most weekends (just like Mother used to make ... well, I'm sure they're not quite as good as hers were). I haven't made sausage gravy for a while but, thanks to you, I think it's going have to happen ... asap!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Bill