Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lemon Strawberry Stuffed French Toast and some Beauty I'm Enjoying

Saturday Morning Breakfast

I was making french toast for some of the children this morning and it made me hungry for some as well. This is not my usual breakfast fare so I decided if I'm gonna load up on calories I may as well do it right.

Lucky? for me I had all the right things in the cupboard to make a really yummy one. Forgot the cream cheese for the picture but it's in there. ☺

2 pieces of Swirl Bread
Cream Cheese, thin layer on one
Lemon Curd and Jam on the other one
Dip in an egg/milk/cinnamon mixture and toast/fry in butter on a skillet.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar
Drizzle with Maple Syrup


I went outside early (before 6:00) to enjoy the morning beauty (who could sleep in with a beautiful day beckoning outside with the birds as cheerful as they are?!) I took my camera with me to take some pictures of the flowers.

I recently saw some double decker pots in an online magazine and told my husband what they looked like and he was able to make it happen ☺. I had some wire hanging baskets just laying around so he mounted two of them onto PVC pipe and drilled holes in the sections that are soil covered so that I can water them through the pipe instead of dumping the water directly into the pot creating a 'hole' in the plants. Does that make sense? That is one of my pet peeves of plant watering. He blocked the pipe at the bottom of the basket so the water can't go on down through and then put a spout fitting thingy (can you tell I no nothing about pipe stuff? ha)  on the pipe down further so I can water it through that for the big pot. Works like a charm! ☺ 

Knock Out Roses

Constance Spry (David Austin) Gorgeous!!

New Dawn Roses
Their scent is out of this world!

William Baffin Roses and Peonies

New Dawn

My Favorite - Foxgloves

This is another one that Lin made

Pink Knockout Roses

Some odds and ends that were lurking and I decided
to employ them on the patio.

Love the sound of the water!

I like to sit one one of the two swings on the patio in the afternoon and just listen to the birds, the water fountain and relax and cool off and breathe in the nearby Honeysuckle. It's a cool, peaceful place to sit alone or chat with the kids or a friend.

Hope you enjoyed a little tour of my yard. ☺ I must go run a few errands and prepare food, they tell me they're hungry! Some days it feels like I'm trying to fill bottomless silos. haha, it's all good!☺

Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!


  1. Your yard is beautiful! It's very charming. I love all the pretty blooms and that double decker planter is awesome! Your husband did a super job!

    1. Thank you Gina- I was very pleased with them :)

  2. Your flowers are GORGEOUS!! I have seen those planters in catalogs and they are not cheap! He did a great job.

    1. I love this time of year!
      Yes, he did a great job!

  3. Oops, I drooled on my computer looking at your yard and French toast! ;) That clever husband or yours--what wonderful planters! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks for stopping in! I told my husband there are now 3 ladies besides me that think he's a genius! haha, he just smiles :)

  4. all of your hard work in the yard has really paid off!'s gorgeous! You're putting me to shame! I need to get out of the kitchen and in the yard! lol!

    I'm with you...if you're going to have french toast, do it right! Yours looks wonderful!

    Foxglove is a favorite of mine, too! :)

    1. well...yes. but I can't say it's been without some pain, haha like they say-no pain, no gain :)

      There are days when all I want to do is work in the kitchen, then there are days like today when I'm in there more because I have to be :( I wanted badly to be outside!

      Maybe you'll get into the yard this weekend?

  5. Such gorgeous photos of your beautiful yard and flowers! I am truly impressed! Your double decker planter is wonderful…how creative of your husband to be able to recreate it!
    This is my first time here…very lovely….thanks for following me! It’s very nice to meet you!

  6. The French toast looks amazing and so do all of the flowers.

  7. Yum - seeing that bottle of pure maple syrup really made me crave some french toast or pancakes! Your stuffed version sounds delicious.

  8. Love your flowers! And pergola and All! Great idea for your pots! Good job Lin. Would love to sit on that swing with you! Sharon

    1. Thanks Sharon he did a great job didn't he?! I would sit and chat with you any day of the week. I imagine we would have quite a bit in common :)