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Thursday, February 26, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY and FLAUNT YOUR REDS... Breakfast at TIFFANYS

Due to time messing around in a hospital, I didn't have time to do separate posts for these
TWO terrific events....
Please accept this as tribute to both and I'll do better next time...I promise..
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NANCY is hosting a FLAUNT YOUR RED day
and since this post has so much RED, I wanted to join the
fun ....nothing more fun than the color RED...
I know there's going to be some fabulous posting today....
be sure to take a look at all of them....
THANKS, NANCY
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OOOOO, BUMMER...
TIFFANYS..
is CLOSED TODAY so ...
we will just move on..
over to ...
bj's CAFE and SWEET SHOP (and would you note the writing on the
sign is in RED...)
for a "you can't beat it"
SUNSHINY DAY BREAKFAST.....
Hope that suits you....we'll go to TIFFANYS another day...
I PROMISE !!
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"Dear GOLLUM,
thank you so much for this wonderful time each week...
It is so much fun, cooking and getting things all
pretty for you and all the ones playing this amazingly fun game."
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*There's lots of goodies awaiting you, so be sure to go over
and say HELLO to GOLLUM and visit all the other great food places listed.....
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WE LOVE CINNAMON ROLLS and FRUIT around this cottage....
If I have plenty of time, I especially love the
YEAST, HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS...who doesn't ?
but....if I don't have the time, some CANNED BISCUITS,
rolled out, sprinkled with LOTS of butter, sugar and cinnamon...
rolled, sliced and put in a pan with lots MORE butter, sugar and cinnamon
tastes mighty good to us !
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**NOTE that if you have 2 spices ALIKE.....
like these, all dressed in the same RED...
be sure to separate them...I mean......
can ya imagine these rolls with CRUSHED RED PEPPER instead of cinnamon....
WHOA !! ;o) hee hee....
THAT would sure wake Mr. SN up in a big hurry !!
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NOW that we have them cooked...
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let's go into the DINING ROOM....
This little RED sign is one of my very favorites ....
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We can build a fire in this RED bricked fireplace if you are too cool.
I love eating in front of a fire...wonder why ?
You DO know that this is a vintage mantel and surround
and not a working fireplace, right ?
BUT, candles can burn in the fire box and it
looks so romantic and warm.....
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Please....allow ME to serve you.....
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Hot buttery, sugery CINNAMON ROLLS
and fresh, ripe and VERY RED strawberries
is a breakfast treat that
Mr. SWEET NOTHINGS and I really enjoy...
usually on a slow and luscious SUNDAY morning..
but....we are doing it on FRIDAY...FOODIE FRIDAY, at that !
and here I am, flaunting some RED !!
:O)
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OOO, the cute little rooster, with his RED comb, is my newest addition to the flock..
My sweet and bestest friend ever gave this to me for VALENTINES DAY....
Thank you, Mizz Martha !! I think he is trying to peck a bite out of that strawberry...
just like you would if you were here !! ha ha....
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We seldom have fresh brewed tea around bj's..
I think TIFFANYS have it ALL THE TIME ...
but I think you will like this Spiced Chai...yum...
And, I ALWAYS serve it in beautiful tea cups like this....
Thank you SHERRY...I LOVE THIS TEA CUP AND SAUCER...!
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Isn't this rose plate with the lattace edging just beautiful ?
It's just the PERFECT size for cinnamon rolls and strawberries...
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This belonged to Mr. SWEET NOTHINGS mother
and I am so ticked PINK to have them....
Only two ! which is alright for our breakfast for two...
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Which color do you want....the PINK or the YELLOW....
If you live in TEXAS...and remember the song,
'THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS '
you just might like to take the yellow flowered plate...
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I AM SO THANKFUL
that you came and had this light and luscious breakfast with me.
The next time, you have to come spend the night because I
want to serve your BREAKFAST IN BED !! and I just
MIGHT have some more of those delicious
BRIGHT RED STRAWBERRIES....

Do come by anytime....
I nearly always have a
CAN OF BISCUITS
in my fridge !!
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PLEASE DROP BY BOTH THESE PRETTY LADIES BLOGS...
You will be so so glad you did !!
XO bj
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NOTE ADDED....
I am doing just fine...the angiogram showed blockage behind my knee
and instead of MORE surgery, they put a STINT there.
Isn't that the most awesome thing! I had no idea they could
do that. I only spent one night in the hospital and just got home...
11:40 am on 2/26...
Not supposed to bend my leg very much but I think
I can safely say that I will be "on my knees" about this precious stint !
LOVE !

52 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

Nice reds and delicious food!

Gollum said...

Love the beautiful reds. BJ, you need your own cooking show. You are better than Paula Deen!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, BJ! This is all great! But I didn't know you had been in the hospital! I've not been online as much this week, but I'm SO thankful you're okay. God bless you, sweet lady! Oh what a relief!

Your presentation on this was so cute, and I want one of those big beautiful strawberries almost as much as I do a cinamon roll. The operative word here being "almost." LOL!

Love your chicken, too!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila... who wants you to take good care of yourself! :-)

Nancy said...

BJ, I'll take my breakfast in Bed when I come!;) You have Flaunted your REDS beautifuly and I love them all!!!!! Now, lets talk about that Mackenzie Childs dish??? It is gooooorgeous!!!!! Bj, words can not express how grateful I am that you have joined the Flaunt Your Reds!!!! I am also grateful that you are okay! Blessings to you, Nancy

santamaker said...

Oh, honey...so sorry to hear about your blockage. Glad that they took good care of you, though. You are one faithful blogger, girl....
Nicely done!

Diane said...

BJ, I am so thankful they were able to fix your leg without surgery. Take care of yourself and be careful with that knee!!!

Loved the post and the cinnamon rolls look yummy! The reds were fab...love the 'Amazing Grace' sign!

Have a great Foodie Friday!

Diane

Foley said...

The cinnamon rolls remind me of my Grandma, she always made them for us!
I see I'm not the only one that noticed your Mackenzie Childs dish!! Beautiful...
Glad you are feeling better and best wishes for continued good health!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ms. bj..you are ..perfection! I just come unglued when I visit your blog. Just..almost more than my little heart can stand or my eyes can take in. I mean that! Your blog is a "sight for sore eyes" as they used to say!! I LOVE it. What a wonderful way to end my rather hectic day.
Hugs,
Mona

Nancy Jane said...

The cinnamon rolls look yummy, but those plates! I'll take both please, or is that being greedy? Nancy

Lynda said...

Oooh...yummy reds!! I really like the 'Amazing Grace' sign!

Beth in NC said...

Nice way to show your reds BJ! Very cute little rooster you added to your flock!

I'm thankful you are well and that a stint took care of the problem. Praise God!

Come check out my reds when you get a chance.

Happy Friday!
Beth

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Now I want some cinnamon buns! They look so yummy! Very cute post!

Manuela

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Wow BJ, your breakfast looks so delicious! Watch out or I may take you up on the breakfast in bed. But then again, maybe I should come and serve it to you in bed, since you are the one that just had a stint put in! Hope you are doing well with that! Those dishes are beautiful and you are so lucky to have those memories from your husbands mother. The chai tea sounds quite good as well! Have a delightful day!
Lisa :)

Bo said...

Hi BJ...what??? you've been in the hospital??? Thankfully, no more major surgery was needed...Please, serve me in the yellow rose cup & saucer. Loved your reds post & the B. J.'s Cafe sure looked like a good place for some vittles! Take care & stay off that knee... ;-) Bo

Stacey said...

I am so glad you are feeling well. Those stints are amazing.

Your reds combined with food post was very clever! It all looks so yummy and pretty. I bet you would serve someone breakfast in bed..you are too sweet.

mrsben said...

A HAPPY FOODIE & RED FRIDAY TO YOU B.J.! It all looks so appetizing and delicious.

Up here in Canada we actually have RED FRIDAYS. People are encouraged to wear the color to show appreciation and support of our Troops who are at home and abroad.

Chris said...

GM sister friend, first let me say how happy I am that you're back home and fixed. :) That's some scarey stuff, I went on the interent and read about it. Nothing to mess around with, so thank goodness you're good to go now. And girl, your post was great today, I never thought about using biscuits for cinnamon rolls. You're so smart. And those plates, you use them? Un Uh, not me, I keep that stuff for show. LOL
You take care of yourself, I just know with all your red things, your chomping at the bits to post. LOL...

Love Ya,
Chris

Beverly said...

Good morning, sweet friend. I love your stent, too. Such great news.

You must know I am in love with your amazing grace sign. And, cinnamon rolls and strawberries sound perfect.

JyLnC said...

I love anything cinnamon and I love using biscuits to simplify recipes. Your breakfast looks lovely.

tardevil said...

BJ, I'm so glad your angiogram/and stint "installation" went well! I'll be back next week for another breakfast! ;O) Love those plates w/ the flowers.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

So glad to hear they were able to put that stint in!

Love your reds BJ, and I would love to come over for cinnamon rolls and strawberries! What a sweet little roosters...
Hugs,
Penny

bj said...

MRS. BEN, I am so glad you stopped by...hope you get into the blogging world soon...believe me, girlfriend, you will LOVE IT !
Thanks for your sweet words...
bj

Chandy said...

Thanks for such a great breakfast! I love those strawberries, so juicy! And those plates, to die for!!! Happy FF!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ
Thanks for this breakfast. I loved it!
I hope you feel better dear.

Hugs
Marcela

Julie said...

When you have time, please come read a story I posted about my husband and keep him in your prayers.

Smilingsal said...

I'm glad there is such a thing as a stent.

Although your post is about RED, I saw some gorgeous BLUE PLATES ON THE WALL. You just know that's where my eyes went!

Neabear said...

As always I love your pictures. Love the reds you have to share with us today. Hope you have a Happy Friday!

Southern Lady said...

BJ ...

I'm so glad you're doing well and didn't have to have anything major done. I've been thinking about you.

Take it easy, my friend, and let your family pamper you this weekend.

Sincerely,

Janie

Cyndy said...

The cinnamon rolls look delish! Being from Texas, I'll take mine on that pretty yellow rose plate.

Love all the food and those pretty reds!

So glad to hear you didn't have to have the major surgery again. You've been in my prayers!

Hugs,
Cyndy

Susan said...

Happy Foodie Friday! My sweetie LOVES cinnamon rolls!

Susan

Brenda said...

It is all so beautiful and yummy looking. Now you have me wanting to go to the market hehe.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I'm so happy for the good report on your leg! Prayers have been answered!

Oooo yummy! I LOVE cinnamin bisuits! And the strawberries too? My mouth would be in heaven. It all looks so pretty set out in your black and white checked tiered plates!

And I do love those gorgeous rose plates you got from your mother in law. Those are right up my alley!

Love all the beautiful reds you posted too! I have a lot of red in my family room. It's just so warm and welcoming.

Kady

Edie Marie's Attic said...

You take good care of yourself Girl!! Do what the drs tell you too and stay out of trouble! Be sure to stop by and see my Blogaversary post tomorrow (sat). I am giving you an extra couple chances because you were the first person to ever leave a comment on my blog!!

Big hugs! Sherry

Julie said...

OM gosh BJ. You touched my heart. Thank you so much for posting the prayer request for Don. We have been dealing with this for almost a year and I have been wanting to post about it for that long. Per Don's request I did not. He recently though changed his mind. I have only just started to tell the whole story, but will continue with it in the future.

(((((((((hugs)))))))))
Julie

~♥~ Monica S said...

I'll have breakfast with you in front of that fireplace.. even if it just holds candles.. those cinnamon rolls looks so good.. especially with strawberries! :-)

Monica

Melissa Miller said...

Hi BJ, :)

Thank you for visiting and your kind compliments. ~WOW~ You are so sweet. You really made my day!

I just found the paint chip... The paint in our GR is by Martha Stewart at Sherwin Williams and it's called "Rutabaga" number 8189. Just so you know it is a very warm, deep golden Yellow. It may actually look a bit lighter in the photos.
I'm excited for you!
Paint is amazing the way it transforms a room isn't it?
Let us see your room when you are finished.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
~Melissa :)

Sweetie said...

BJ - I am so glad that there were able to put in a stint and did not have to do anything more invasive. I wish you a speedy recovery. Now about your post! How do you come up with such wonderful ideas? I loved all of the reds especially the plates from your mother-in-law and the lucious red strawberries.
Love,
Sweetie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great post, BJ. Had no idea about making the cinnamon rolls with biscuits. Looks delish!

I love the red part of the post, too.

Somehow I missed about your messing around at a hospital!!!

salmagundi said...

So glad you are home and everything is O.K. What a great post - and you've been in the hospital - you really are super woman!! Put enough butter, sugar, cinnamon on a plank of wood and I would eat it. The cinnamon rolls look wonderful. Sally

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Congratulations on the stint...and not being required to have surgery! Isn't modern medicine a miracle? Modern medicine and God's grace are allowing you to be up and around and enjoying your life!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Where is that restaurant located? I don't think I know this one!

Malisa

squawmama said...

Hi girlfriend...First - I want to say how glad I am that they got you all fixed up... I never heard of that either but it is good to know... You just be the lady of leisure and take it easy... Second - How yummy do those cinnamon rolls sound... I would have never thought of that... BUT I will be trying it now... As always a GREAT post... Thanks... Love YA

HUGS,
Donna

imjacobsmom said...

I am glad to hear that your doing well, just don't over do it now. I had to pick up refrigerator biscuits at the store this afternoon and lucky me they were on sale 3 for $5, and I had a coupon! Your new little rooster sure is a keeper! ~ Robyn

Betty said...

Hi BJ,

I am glad you didn't have to have surgery on your knee. You can tell I haven't visited in a while.

I always enjoyed visiting you as you have such neat pictures on your daily posts.

See you when I get back from South America.

mbkatc230 said...

These cinnamon rolls look delicious, especially paired with the strawberries - YUM! I love the plates, but naturally I'm partial to the yellow. Love all of your reds too. Great post. Kathy

jeanne said...

BJ, you amaze me. I was so scared about your trip to the hospital and here you are blogging away with the sweetest post. Loving all your red and your cinnamon rolls girl. My absolute favorite. The gorgeous strawberries aren't too shabby either. I do believe I just got my appetite back again. I haven't wanted to eat anything for three weeks. Pain meds are the problem. I am cutting way back now. Losing weight is a good thing for my knee, but I hit bottom. I need to start eating.

Take care of your leg and just lay around and rest for a few days. I am happy about your good news my sweet friend.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Anonymous said...

You're right about the little rooster trying to peck one of those luscious strawberries just like I would if I were there; would probably snitch a cinnamon roll or two along with it! All of the pictures are so pretty and the food just looks scrumptous.I'm so glad you like the little rooster. He looks so cute standing there trying to steal one of those yummy strawberries. He's smart like you.

Take good care of that leg, Miss Jean. We don't want another trip to the hospital for you for a very long time.

Love you so very much!
Martha

kari and kijsa said...

SO many yummy things!! Great reds...great food!! Fabulous!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Miss Janice said...

Glad that you are better! I love all your red-flaunting stuff:-) I kept going back to the MacKenzie-Child's tiered tray...awesome! I do believe we have the same taste!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh goodness those pastries and strawberries are to die for! What a pretty continental breakfast you serve!

ann said...

Those plates are gorgeous.And those cinnamon rolls and strawberries.yowser.I love this post.I love this post....Ann

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh BJ, I am so glad you didn't have to have more nasty surgery! (Although they must have had to do some cutting to get the stint in there?) You know I love your reds and those cinnamon rolls and strawberries look so good I could cry (I gave up sweets for lent, and I'm not even Catholic!)

Fifi Flowers said...

Those look like some YUMMY treats!