Breakfast Bliss

Sir Beads and I have always enjoyed an occasional breakfast at a restaurant.

Now that he’s retired, we’re going to make it a regular thing –

but maybe not more than once a week!


Let me explain . . .

We decided it would be fun to try something different, so we did a little research and found a café we’d never visited before. The reviews were so positive; we could hardly wait to go!

“How was it?”, you ask?

Well, all I can say is “wow”! We were not disappointed. In fact, it was the best breakfast-out we’ve ever had. 🙂

Home fries to die for, fluffy scrambled eggs, perfectly crisp bacon, and marble wheat toast!

Light-as-a-feather pancakes with special maple syrup, too!

(Don’t worry; we scooped 80% of that butter off the pancakes before it could melt. No sense in clogging the old arteries entirely!

I think you can see why we’re only going once a week, though. 😉


Do you enjoy an occasional breakfast out?



Friday Favorites – Easy Recipe

Some of my favorite recipes are the ones that are easy to make… and call for ingredients that I already have on hand.

For many years, hubby’s family lived in the midwest, and every summer we would drive 800 miles (from the east coast) to spend a couple of weeks with them.

My mother-in-law was a wonderful cook. She truly made every meal special during our visits. Here’s her recipe for coffee cake, which she loved to serve as a special addition to breakfast.


Maybe you’ll surprise your family or friends by making it before the summer heat sets in!

As soon as it cools, slice it into small pieces, and put it on your prettiest serving dish. They’ll think they’re at a fancy bed and breakfast! 😉

Sir Beads’ Mom’s Coffee Cake

2-1/3 c. flour
3-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/8 c. butter, melted
1 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten slightly

Mix all dry ingredients together.
Mix all wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients.
Pour mixture into a greased 10” by 6” baking pan or a 10” pie pan.

Sprinkle over the top:
¼ c. sugar
¾ tsp. cinnamon

Bake @375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Well, Kids, this has been a great week! Thank you for your terrific comments – I enjoyed them so much!!!

Please be careful this holiday weekend. I hope you’re planning a little bit of fun and lots of relaxation.

Since Monday’s a holiday, let’s all meet back here on Tuesday, ok? 😉