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, September 26, 2012

Our First Breakfast At Home

We've been gone for a while
Breakfast eaten in hotels, on Cape Cod, and with friends Cass and Howard

It's nice to be back at Linderhof
for breakfast!

Eaten, of course, in the breakfast room

A simple weekday breakfast of eggs and toast and coffee

Served on blue and white transfer ware, toast in a silver-plate "toast cooler" (as Husband Jim has nicknamed the toast holders) and French press coffee -- a mug for Husband Jim and a cup and saucer for me.   
The lacy tablecloth was an Estate Sale find on Cape Cod -- a $1 find!
Napkins in silver rings -- always!

It was a nice way to start our first day back home.

After breakfast

I put my tutti fruiti sauce in quart jars to store in the fridge.
Grandmother would store hers in the crock in which she made it in the cellar --
but her cellar was colder than ours.
I prefer to store mine in jars in the fridge.

It's ready to use -- it makes plain vanilla ice cream and
a simple pound cake into a spectacular dessert!

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday 


Rebecca said...

Jars don't break in the freezer?

Your simple breakfast makes me long for a similar one.... I've been missing morning breakfast since following a Fast-5 "lifestyle/diet". (I eat during a 5 hour "window" from 1:30 -6:30 p.m.) No reason I couldn't have eggs and toast...just haven't for awhile...

Martha said...

Oops -- it should have read fridge! I store them in the fridge -- Grandmother stored hers in her cellar -- much cooler than the cellar at Linderhof!

Unknown said...

Oh it all looks so pretty! I would love to sit with you and linger over coffee. I think that's the best part of breakfast. Welcome home!
Blessings My Friends,

Cass @ That Old House said...

Mmm eggs .. my favorite breakfast food. Daughter Anne did a cheddar omelet and cut up early Jersey Macoun apple for my breakfast today -- pure deliciousness.

I keep my grape jam in the fridge in our dungeon... oops, cellar. It lasts pretty much forever that way. I totally forgot to give you a jar when you were here!


Martha said...

DRAT -- I would have loved to have some of your jam! We don't grow many Macouns here.