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Monday, February 27, 2012

French Toast With Strawberries and Whipped Cream


We've had a couple of extremely busy weeks here.  Lots of business dinners and receptions and meetings.  But we have managed to squeeze in a little relaxation!  For brunch today I dressed up my usual  buttermilk french toast recipe with strawberries and whipped cream. 
Yum.

A cup of hot tea made from the Zojirushi was the perfect compliment!
Have you had a nice weekend?
I'm looking forward to a fresh new week!
 

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    1. you ARE first!
      sorry it's food but it could be worse!
      At least I'm serving you juice
      so don't abuse!

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    2. First at you and your twins place today
      I'll have to mark that one down for display...haha
      I admit I had to go look at Zojirushi
      Guess my brain was mushi
      Why couldn't you just call it the elephant machine
      Then I'd have got it right away at my scene
      And I have a hunch
      You enjoyed your brunch
      Fresh new week it may be
      But ss dd as work comes once more to bush number three

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    3. wow..that IS a day to remember
      won't happen again til this September!
      yes, little elephant machine would work
      then you wouldn't have to lurk
      on old links
      that cause your neck to kink.
      They could have had the water come out of his trunk
      now that gadget would have some spunk!
      ha.
      I'll say hello to you at work
      while I come to lurk
      at your new post
      tomorrow from the cat host.

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    4. LOL be sooo funny if it happened again in Sept for real
      I'll remember and see it's the real deal
      That would be kind of neat
      But might be a bit tacky with the decor or melt with the heat
      Sure I'll get a smirk
      When you say hello while I work and lurk
      At least I have no Flappy this week
      To run her beak

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    5. I have no doubt you will remember
      come September. :)
      No Flappy?
      I keep wanting to call her Yappy.
      Well it sounds like the week is looking great
      even before the morning dawn does break!
      And we probably won't need tissues next time
      when reading your rhyme!

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    6. At least until maybe Thursday I think it is
      Then you may need the tissue biz
      Or maybe not
      But the idea was spawned by something you said last year at my plot
      The rest of the week/month will be grand
      As I aready have most of it done for my land..haha

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    7. something I said last year?
      oh, this will be interesting I fear.
      I've noticed you've got the drafts ready and waiting
      and there is no procrastinating.

      Hey, I'm loving the book so much!
      each one gets better and such
      Love the way this one is unfolding, too
      each page is something new
      Orlin is a nice addition
      in your book creation!

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    8. hahaha yeah I got 30 ahead and ready to go
      It's how I keep up at my show..haha

      Glad you like and it isn't a fright
      This one took a bit more time to write
      As I couldn't screw up the lore of the first three
      So had to make sure all worked in the story
      Just when I think I can't top myself
      There comes another from my shelf..haha

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    9. Thirty ahead
      is that what you said?
      ha.
      I have none in draft
      is that being daft?
      I sit down in the evening on most
      and say "now what will I post?"
      Then I start to type it out
      and hit publish to give a shout.
      Maybe that's why yours are more creative
      as you've let them sit and age a bit.

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    10. I do not plan MY posts ahead,
      Unless I think them up in bed,
      Sometimes the thought jumps in my brain
      and till I write I am in pain. :)

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  2. I love strawberries and whipped cream on my pancakes {I really do not like syrup at all}, and then a dusting of powdered sugar. I have to try this on French toast!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. that would be a great way to eat pancakes! yum!

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  3. I want to eat brunch at your house.

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    1. Two Marthas. What could be better than that? :)

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    2. well, now that WOULD be a lot of fun to have you both! :) And you can both cook, too...we'd have a buffet!

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  4. Now THAT looks delicious! I'll have to try the buttermilk sometime, never thought of that :)

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    1. you'll love them...I don't make them any other way now! But we usually just have them with butter and syrup! :)

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    2. you should check out the stuffed french toast on my blog. You might enjoy it, it's scrumptious!

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    3. oh that sounds good! stuff with...cream cheese?

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    4. cream cheese and a small amount of fruit filling or jam of some kind. I usually do a red raspberry jam

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    5. oh that sounds perfect...I'll have to try that kind, too!

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    6. I like to use the Pepperidge Farms Cinnamon Swirl Bread. mmm, yum!!

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    7. now that's an idea! I usually just buy a loaf of french bed and slice it thick. You're making me hungry all over again! ha.

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    8. Ha, I also like to use that bread for the dessert version of mountain pies :)

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    9. mountain pie? what is that?

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    10. it's made over a camp fire in small cast iron (bread size) pie irons. We mostly make the pizza ones and the dessert ones. They consist of two pieces of bread (plain for pizza) buttered on one side with cheese and sauce and pizza toppings of choice and toasted over a fire to make a sandwich. The dessert is buttered bread (cinnamon swirl) with cream cheese and fruit filling and is also toasted over the fire. Very yummy but rather devastating to the waistline! It's a fun summertime thing. The kids love it!

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    11. Wow! That sounds way better than a s'more! ha. And being cooked out over the open fire just makes it taste even better I bet!

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    12. It's super easy for a crowd too and not a lot of cleanup! Serena has been begging for a campfire this week but the pit is FULL of raspberry and rose canes waiting to be burned but it's been too windy

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    13. you must live further south than us to be pruning and having camp fires! But it is supposed to be near 50 degrees for us this week! That's almost campfire weather..haha..but it will be in the 30's by evening.

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    14. well this has been a VERY unusual winter for us here. I live in Zone 6. I have this goal in mind that involves a big party outside the beginning of May :) ha I know I'm prolly crazy but I love to plan ahead and act organized. I say act because I don't always feel it!

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    15. well, that sounds like a lot of fun! I can see you being organized and plan ahead like that. If you have a fire, it will be cozy!

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  5. I loveee me some french toast. Ever make cinnamon raisin french toast? Yum!!!

    P.S. The strawberries still scare me :) But the whip cream looks real good!!

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    1. 've never made cinnamon raisin french toast but that sounds really good! I knew the strawberries would scare you. Almost put a warning at the top of the post just for you! lol.
      Not as scarry as a stalker in the grocery, but pretty close! haha.

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    2. LOL!! That's too funny. They are a very scary fruit! Thanks for the thought of a warning :) hahaha And they are WAY scarier than grocery store lurkers. haha

      and if you make the cinnamon raisin french toast, I want some. Sooo yummy!! lol

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    3. OK..so why do you think strawberries are scary? Are you imagining all those seeds as eyes looking at you? ha.

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    4. If I tell you, you won't eat them anymore. Ok, but I warned you!!

      Did you ever do a Biore nose strip or anything to get the black heads out??? If not, then try one. Then look at the strip and tell me what you think it looks like! It's a strawberry!!!

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    5. What??? Oh, you are TOO funny.

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  6. Absolutely nice dear Betsy I wanna this for breakfast!! (lol)

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  7. and of course what beautiful blue plate!!

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    1. Welcome home, Gloria! I know you're happy to be back! :)
      yes, this blue plate reminds me of you! We like the same kind of pretty dishes!

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    2. Thanks Betsy dear you are the FIRST person that welcome me:( thanks.
      I have all a disaster still and have to make some luandry to hung tomorrow.
      Love your plate Betsy is antique?

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    3. Laundry is the worst thing about getting home from vacation!
      You'll be sitting on a mountain of it for a few days! Oh dear! No, the plate is not antique. It is English...Crabtree & Evelyn. I collected them slowly until I had several place settings. You know I love the blue and white. :)
      I'm glad you're back! Hope you had a nice time.

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    4. yes I have three bags ( I cant laundry there) and the twins chenge clothes all the time (lol) About the plate, yes the most beautiful (I collect too) are from England of the Voctorian time for this I askes you and My mom give me someone sfor this askes you, anyway now I saw italian and german plates really beautiful! See you dear!

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    5. I love the old plates the best. Many of the pretty ones have "Bavaria" stamped on the bottom. It's a fun thing to collect, too. ...and like you and me, it's fun to use them for our baking!

      Well, I don't even have to ask you what you will be doing tomorrow! Laundry! lol.

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  8. {Drool}
    My...simply delicious :)
    The tea sounds wonderful too !
    ~Jo

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    1. it would be delicious for afternoon tea, too, wouldn't it? I'm still serving, so please have a plateful! :)

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    2. the pictures are amazing dear!

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    3. thanks, dear. I want to try Martha's stuffed french toast and Jax's cinnamon rasin french toast. ha. Maybe we'll have it again for supper some night this week so we can try a new kind!
      Blueberries sprinkled on top would be good, too, wouldn't it?

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    4. You know Betsy Im the silly of the blueberries all with them are amazing I think and tasty so nice!!

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    5. Oh, I love them, too...fresh ones on anything...breakfast cereal, yogurt, icecream! ha. Your claflouti looks amazing, too!

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  9. Betsy you post so late today didn't? but all the time when I arrive I was looking (lol)

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    1. I did post later the last few nights...we've been gone in the early evenings so I missed my regular time!

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  10. oh my betsy...this looks great and i know its gotta taste great too...you got my mouth watering...

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    1. saved you a plate, Bri...with extra strawberries! :)

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  11. Betsy - you make every thing look wonderful! I am wild about all these things...french toast, strawberries AND whipped cream. I'll be right over!

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    1. haha...well, it's about time you got here! I have a plate keeping warm for you! ;)

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  12. Silver ~ I swear I took all the sugar out. Are you sure you wouldn't like a plate? :)

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    1. I just saw this now, silly! I don't start receiving comments until I leave one myself, haha! And yes, doll, they look delicious, so if you took all the sugar out, I'll have two helpings, please!

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    1. thanks, jidhu....and thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I so want to move in with you! LOL! Take care
    x

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  15. That looks like a perfect way to start a NICE week! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. It was a nice bit of delicious relaxation, that is for sure! :)

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  16. There's not much that makes me smile bigger than a slow, delicious weekend brunch. So luxurious!

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    1. It was nice...very relaxing. And I wish I could do it today! ha...have to wait til next Sunday!

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  17. Beautiful photo and yummy looking breakfast. I want a plate full thank you nice post andi

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    1. I'm still serving, Andi! :) Please have some! ha.

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  18. Oh! That looks so fabulous! I love your pretty dishes, too.

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  19. Did you see Betsy? Andi love your plates too!
    Im laundry,laundry,laundry anyway you know I hung the clothes and the sun is so hot the nice all will be dry soon.......but here is the Iron queen come (lol)

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    1. Now you're the laundry machine
      soon to be the ironing queen!
      ha. Pat would like that rhyme. :)
      Glad the sun will help speed things along for you.
      it's sunny here, too, but cold!
      No clouds at all...a very pretty day.

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    2. Ha, Yes maybe Pat had some ideas with your rhytm Im lazy to think in rhtyms the day you say is like spring sunny but cold I love it! love winds! talk later dear!

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    3. talk to you later, gloria...don't get lost in that laundry mountain! lol.

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    4. ha,funny so funny, Betsy!

      Nice picture of yours in the sidebar!

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    5. Laundry and ironing in one
      You sure get alot done
      Yes the rhyme was grand
      I give you a hand
      Or a paw
      Without the claw

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    6. without the claw please
      I have too many to count already
      well, not me personally
      but in my yard
      and it's hard
      to pet with them sharing
      a little prick
      to make me ticked.
      haha.

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  20. Oh yum! Here's to hoping the coming week is a good one!

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    1. so far, so good amy! How about yours?

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  21. Oh my, this looks good! I adore whip cream. I've been known to sit down to a few tablespoons of just that. :)

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    1. haha...it is delicious. My oldest squirts it into his mouth. Then his mother says how that is bad manners and to use a bowl. lol.

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  22. Ok, now I'm hungry. That looks delicious! Wishing y'all a fantastic new week!

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    1. please have a plate full! :) Hope your week is wonderful, too!

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  23. That looks so good and like a piece of art on that plate.

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  24. mmmmm mmm You are kiddin right? This is GOOOOOOD!!!

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  25. i'm having a terrific week. i hope you are too. i see you've gotten a lot of love for that dish and what's on it. rightfully so:)

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  26. Now I'm hungry. :)
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  27. positively naughty I must say :)

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    1. Aw, Dez...you know you want a plate full! Help yourself. :)

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