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, November 19, 2014

A November Breakfast

It's been cold on the prairie
A little too cold in the breakfast room
(We've not "winterized" it yet)

And that cold morning found us breakfasting in the dining room
Where for the first 20 years, we breakfasted every day!

It's November
We use our turkey dishes a lot during November
(like we use our Christmas dishes during December)
Just two dinner plates and two salad plates
They suffice for the two of us

They're my beloved blue and white
Which means that the "everyday" blue and white goes with them
So I can still set a pretty table without buying more cups and saucers or a tea pot!

Turkeys on the plate
Turkeys on the table

Turkeys everywhere!

I bought this turkey the year after we were married
for decoration
A Woolworth purchase
(Napcoware from Japan)

I loved the colors
And the fact that he can hold flowers for the table.

Somewhere I have matching salt and peppers
But somehow they've been misplaced!

And he has a "mate" -- 
I have a pair
For I like things in pairs
One on each side of the centerpiece
Or one on each side of the mantle.
At the table, I have one facing each way
I want everyone at my table to see a "behind"
(Not just one side!)

Breakfast on this cold morning?
No porridge for us
But rather a frittata
A favorite breakfast
(For I can put it in the oven, drink my tea and do the crossword while it's cooking)

This one has cheese and peppers and onions and potato and a good shower of fresh parsley

My favorite biscuits to make are cream biscuits
(self rising flour and cream)
but lacking enough cream I decided to try
sour cream biscuits
(sour cream, butter and self rising flour)
Perfect with the frittata!

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


Entertaining Women said...

You do the best job of creating real life everyday tablescapes, and your skills in blending a variety of blues always makes me smile. The turkey plates are superb! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Francie Newcomb said...

Martha, the quality of your photographs is just wonderful!


Love your breakfast table and those blue and white turkey plates are gorgeous! Food looks wonderful too.
Your dining area is so lovely and warm.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Sarah said...

Martha, I'd love to join you for breakfast at this table. Love your blue and white turkey plates and your colorful turkey from Woolworth. Woolworth, hadn't thought about that store in years. A blast from my childhood. ;-)

Southerncook said...

I LOVE your blue and white turkey dishes. Your frittata looks amazing and delicious also. Wishing you and your family a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving.


Anonymous said...

Those blue and white turkey plates are wonderful! Love all of the autumn touches. Beautiful!