Sunday, June 17, 2012

STRAWBERRY BREAKFAST

We all took Chris out to Brunch today, and had TOO good a time together---I think everybody's gone off for a nap.

We've had quite a social weekend already---yesterday we had a Birthday Breakfast for our dear neighbor Honey, whose favorite thing is STRAWBERRIES.   We had a lovely bowl, shining in the eight-o'clock sun on the patio.

  
Caro brought us a wonderful loaf of that delicious Irish soda bread, as well other pastries.   The cheese is a Brie and the same two Irish Cheddars that we had on St. Patrick's Day.





There was fresh pineapple---the dips for the strawberries were two nice new Philadelphia cream cheese concoctions which come in tiny brown tubs like ice cream:  Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate, which tastes exactly like Eli's Cheesecake.

Honey's favorite raspberry-filled tiny donuts:


Plain old glazed holes:


And some sharp-tangy Paminna Cheese, a nice counterpoint to all the sweets:


The big coffeepot just fit beneath the nice new Tea Cozy, and there's powdered sugar in the big berry.



Just before we lit the candle and sat down.   We've been "doing" her birthday like this for probably ten years now---sometimes just the two of us, sometimes with the whole family---today there were five.  Don't the old fifties Melmacs make a nice Spring table?   Caro did all the arranging and bringing home---I just set the table.


The FORGOTTEN THING:   A spray of Queen Anne's Lace from the yard, which was supposed to go into a pretty Mason jar for a centerpiece.



I hope you're all having/had a wonderful Fathers' Day with your loved ones, and if your Dad's no longer with you, I pray you sweet memories.

5 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Oh, what a lovely table setting, Rachel. It should grace the pages of Southern Living ... so simple, but oh, so elegant and sweet, too. I know Honey was thrilled to be honored in such a beautiful way.

P.S. ... All that gorgeous, delicious-looking food has me headed to the kitchen. Wish I'd find some of each of your dishes in my refrigerator!

Tonja said...

I may have to hunt up some of that dip you mentioned! Sounds yummy! And, the table does look so lovely...hard not to with those yummy strawberries!

Tonja said...

I may have to hunt up some of that dip you mentioned! Sounds yummy! And, the table does look so lovely...hard not to with those yummy strawberries!

Cape Coop said...

The strawberries just look DELICIOUS. I am glad to have visited with you here at Lawn Tea today, it is good to know that you and your loved ones are doing well. I send you affection, enduring and strong.

Kim Shook said...

Lovely meal, my dear! The thing that is calling to me is that gorgeous paminna cheese!