Earlier this year, when we took a cruise to Mexico, we stayed at a delightful bed and breakfast in Galveston the night before we left for the cruise -- It's a pink house and had a delightful interior filled with antiques. The bed was terrific and the breakfast even more so.
We came down in the morning to find the dining room table set like this . . .
It was a beautiful table full of blue dishes. We weren't the only guests for the table is set for 4.
And old walnut table and even older walnut chairs and stunning blue glass dishes.
The red sets it off perfectly . . . and even the first course of yogurt and fruit was red, white and blue!
Our entree -- Creme Brulee French toast with fresh strawberries.
It, too, was red, white which looked good on the blue glass dishes.
It's Thursday and time for Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps On the Porch. I'm sharing the bed and breakfast table this Thursday -- I've not been home to set a table!
If you're ever in Galveston, I heartily recommend The Villa Bed and Breakfast. Linda is a great hostess and an even better chef. Breakfast was delicious.
And yes, I did get the recipe!
THE VILLA BED AND BREAKFAST CREME BRULEE FRENCH TOAST
2/3 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup apricot preserves
12 slices firm, day-old French bread
2 large eggs
1/3 cup 1% milk
1/3 cup Creme Brulee flavor Coffee - Mate
1 T. flour
1/4 t. salt
1 T. butter
Combine cheese and preserves in a small bowl; mix well. Spread mixture evenly over 6 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices to form sandwiches.
Beat eggs in shallow pan or pie plate; whisk in milk and Coffee-mate. Whisk in flour and salt.
Heat large skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Swirl butter into hot skillet. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, coating both sides. Cook on each side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown.
Top with fresh sliced strawberries as Linda did -- or you can serve warm maple syrup on the side. But that would be gilding the lily!