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, July 7, 2010

A Southern Breakfast on the Prairie


Sundays are lazy days at Linderhof -- a big breakfast and the papers and cups and cups of coffee as we dawdle over both the crossword and just one more cup of coffee as we watch the antics of the birds in the garden.

Sunday is a non-chore day -- watering only if it is really drought conditions, no deadheading, no vacuuming and dusting or cleaning bathrooms. It's a lazy day. And we do dawdle and linger over breakfast.

And to celebrate the Fourth and our American heritage, what better breakfast than a Southern Breakfast!!!
As served to us in the grand antebellum homes of Natchez -- bacon fried crisp, eggs sunny side up, grits and biscuits. With coffee, of course -- CDM coffee!
Because it's the Fourth -- it's red, white and blue at the breakfast table -- the blue and white dishes (Johnson Brothers Asiatic Pheasant) and a red napkin in the silver napkin rings.
And for the centerpiece -- the red, white and blue flowers in a blue and white pitcher! It is the Fourth, after all!

It's Thursday which means that's it's Tablescape Thursday -- what would Thursday be without a tablescape? Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what everyone is on everyone else's table this Thursday!

15 comments:

nannykim said...

Very nice/ I can almost smell the food. The only thing I would change is the coffee to Starbucks Italian Roast....nice and STRONG!

From the Kitchen said...

Oh I wish I had a place at your table! Yes ma'am, that is truly a southern breakfast. The kind I grew up with. We called sunny side up eggs "sopping eggs" since we could dip (sop) our biscuits in them. Sometimes we had bacon. Sometimes we had Virginia country ham. Those biscuits look delicious. Please pass the jam!

Best,
Bonnie

Ms. Bake-it said...

I absolutely love the blue and white! Definitely a Southern breakfast!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful tablesetting and I love a big southern breakfast. In fact we have that for dinner quite often. Yours looks so yummy. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

I love care free, lazy Sundays. I truly got that feeling from your post!

xoxo
Jane

Southerncook said...

Your breakfast looks soooooo yummy. Great minds think alike, I did a Sunday Brunch tablesetting too.

Carolyn

Lottie said...
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Lottie said...

Your Sunday breakfast looks wonderful! This is my dear hubby's dream breakfast. It looks so pretty with the red, white, and blue. I'm writing on my calendar for next Sunday..Southern Breakfast!

Pondside said...

That's the kind of breakfast we look forward to on Sunday mornings, especially in the colder months. I don't know about the grits, though. I think I'll opt for porridge!

Mary said...

I would love to have that breakfast at that table :-). It all looks quite wonderful. I hope you are having a grea day. Blessings...Mary.

D.B. said...

Beautiful and delicious is definitely your M.O.! I love lazy Sunday mornings, coffee and crosswords!!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

This looks like the breakfast my grandfather had every morning, polished off by a couple more biscuits with syrup. Of course, he burned it all off working as a telephone lineman! Your breakfast table looks wonderful -- very festive!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Yum. I'll be right over! Martha you have a way of making everything so special. Your table is lovely and so festive. You sure have the touch..
Have a sweet day, big hugs~Elizabeth

Cathy said...

A leisurely breakfast is such a lovely treat on the weekend and this is my favorite menu. Love the red, white and blue tablesetting as well, Martha.

Barbara said...

It looks wonderful. Liek the idea of Lemon Coleslaw. I do a great coleslaw and think i will use lemon instead of cider vinegar next time.