It's Blueberry Time on the prairie
And with a gift quart
(or part of a gift quart)
We made a batch of blueberry muffins
in my grandmother's cast iron gem pan
Smaller than a regular size muffin
But bigger than a mini muffin
Two is the perfect serving
Since there are only two of us and eleven muffins,
we served six
For Sunday breakfast
The weather has been wonderful up to and including
The Fourth of July
But then it turned hot
So alas, our al fresco meals are no longer
We're eating inside once again
The perfect place for breakfast?
The "breakfast" room, of course!
I favor lace cloths -- antique lace cloths
Especially those made by Quaker Lace
(The sideboard is full of them!)
And a lace cloth makes a good tablecloth for a Sunday breakfast
Blue and white china, of course
Everyday linen napkins in silver napkin rings
And coffee for Sunday breakfast.
Served from my new Indies coffee pot
I bought a wee teapot, sugar and creamer and two cups and saucers and two tea plates
on a long ago trip to England
Once we built the breakfast room, I decided I needed
a set of "breakfast" dishes
And I chose to enlarge my Indies
As luck would have it, I found several pieces at Home Goods
And some more on ebay
I have enough for six
(which is all the breakfast room table can accommodate)
plus some extra cups and saucers and tea plates
Friend Cass From That Old Hosue
found a coffeepot a while back
And I yearned for one as well
And there in an antique shop was a lidless pot for $3
And after I got home, I found on ebay
a lid, 2 saucers and 2 bread and butter plates!
Our plates this Sunday morning --
scrambled eggs scrambled with chive cream cheese, Farmer's Market cherry tomatoes with a shower of basil and the blueberry muffins
First in to breakfast?
Ya, don't get treats if you're not there!
That afternoon, the friend who gifted us with the blueberries came by
Leftover breakfast blueberry muffins were put on a Spode cake plate
Saucers and cups, napkins, spoons, muffins and a teapot
All on a wicker tray
To be carried to the porch
Where we visited and enjoyed afternoon tea and a nosh
of blueberry muffins.
The muffin recipe is my "go to" one -- from Betty Crocker and although sometimes I get fickle and try a new recipe, tis is the one I come back to time and time again -- it's just so good!