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, February 29, 2012

A Leisurely Saturday Breakfast

Winter (and late Spring) Saturdays are lazy days at Linderhof.     Long leisurely breakfasts.    Special foods, too, that we save just for these Saturday breakfasts.

Tea for me (English tea -- PG Tipps -- brewed English style -- strong) and coffee for Husband Jim (French press always and now it's Costa Rican brought home from our trip).     A yellow pitcher holds milk for coffee and tea.

Tablecloths (like napkins) are used for more than one meal -- after a few days they're not as "crisp" as they once were.

I enjoy fruit for breakfast while Husband Jim prefers his breakfast fruitless and juiceless.

We've been cleaning and rearranging in the kitchen -- breakfast is on our English Mason's Fruit Basket which used to be Mother's.    I have odd amounts of the different pieces for it is "what's left" of her set.

And for this lazy Saturday breakfast?

Eggs Baked in Ramekins with Parmesan -- topped with a spoonful of caviar.    Truly a special breakfast.   The recipe from Anna Pump's Country Weekend Entertaining.    Husband Jim and I like baked eggs and they are an easy way to have eggs (especially for company) without having to stand over a stove dealing with individual eggs for everyone!

It's Thursday and I'm sharing our leisurely Saturday breakfast with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday.


Bookie said...

Yum, looks so good. I am glad to see the green tea pot. Blue and whites are my favorites but sometimes I use a colored or floral tea pot just for a dash of difference. Seems you do too!
I like to use egg coddlers, but I am so spoiled to easier ways that don't mean the clean up...once in a while I still butter up the coddlers though! Oh, and I love PG Tipps too...

Carolyn said...

That looks like a cozy breakfast for two. The baked eggs look good too.Love your blue and whites too!


Southerncook said...

A beautiful table, Martha.


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a delicious breakfast! There is nothing better than a leisurely weekend treat such as this.

Meredith said...

What a beautiful pattern! Your breakfast looks lovely!

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely way to fix breakfast on a Saturday morning! I love fruit and juice, too! Hm~m~m...what to serve for our Saturday breakfast? Inspiration abounds after this delicious post!

Marlis said...

Martha, now that is a treat. I love the look of the linens, it's so true to life. Your mom's dishes are fabulous pieces. I love love that pattern. What a lovely way to start the day.. xo marlis said...

Never had baked eggs so must try that, my hubby doesn't like Parmesan cheese though and neither of us like caviar!! We do both love YORKSHIRE tea!!

I love to see tablecloths and linen napkins used for the table setting, although I am not into tablescapes.

Came over from Carol's blog, Serendipity.

Jackie in Surrey, UK.