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, April 24, 2013

A Full English

Saturday is our "big breakfast" day
For on Sunday our church starts too early to enjoy a leisurely Sunday breakfast

Sometimes, it's just bacon and eggs and potatoes,
othertimes it's an omelet
Occasionally, it will be biscuits and gravy
or pancakes or a waffle

And sometimes I like to do "themed" breakfasts
Breakfasts we've enjoyed on our travels.

And my favorite "travel" "themed" breakfast is

A Full English!

We always breakfast in the breakfast room

And we always set the table nicely
Mother taught me that!

Alas, no flowers on the table for we're between bouquets
but my myrtle topiary fills in nice for cut blossoms.

A Full English . . . 

Real European sausages, English beans (Heinz in the blue can), a fried egg on a piece of fried bread
(sometimes there's tomatoes or mushrooms and British bacon as well)

And it wouldn't be an "English" breakfast without

Orange marmalade
In our English marmalade jar
(and you can tell it is a marmalade jar because it says it is!!!)

And to go with the marmalade . . .

A toast "cooler" full of toast.
It's husband Jim's name for the silver slotted toast holder.
For he says that you take nice warm toast, put it in the holder
and presto . . . it's cold!

Once said, that's become our name for it!

Husband Jim likes coffee and I have tea.
It is so reminiscence of the breakfast that we so enjoyed
at bed and breakfasts in England.

As faithful as I can be here, in my little town on the prairie.
Right down to the mats under the plates that were always on the table when we sat down to breakfast.

Not brought home from England
but bought here for others brought them home and you can find them for a mere pittance
of what they cost over there!

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.


La Tea Dah said...

Such an inviting table and a yummy looking breakfast. What a nice tradition you have.

Gracious Hospitality

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The full English breakfast looks delicious and I really like your marmalade container. That's funny about the toast holder, at least this way it doesn't get soggy.

Unknown said...

I love your English breakfast! A very inviting and warm table....I always wanted a toast holder when I was in England. I never bought one. I love the orange marmalade too!
A great way to start a Saturday!
Blessings My Friend,

hidden art of homemaking said...

this is lovely. I would love to sit right down at your table with you..

Alycia Nichols said...

OK, I have to say that I have never heard of or thought of beans for breakfast. Really?!??! That's the traditional British way? I had NO idea!!! I'm flabbergasted! A lot of family members of mine have visited England and come back to regale me with all the tales of their travels, but they never bothered to include THAT little tidbit! :-)

You set a lovely table that has a VERY British look to it...complete with "toast cooler"!!! :-) This is the kind of table that would encourage me to sit up straight, drink my tea with my pinky finger extended, and to wear a big Unsinkable Molly Brown hat! :-)

Kathleen said...

Thanks for linking to the challenge at Let's Dish!