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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

We've had it's SWEDISH PANCAKES.....ummmm....

Perfect for.....COOKING
These clouds hovered over us all this day long and
NOT A DROP OF RAIN from them...
*sigh....maybe tomorrow
I've set the table in
and just a HINT of LIME....or is it APPLE GREEN ??

The STRANGE looking 'thing' on your upper right is a
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
Pinch of nutmeg, salt and a couple drops of Vanilla
MIX all together, leaving the batter slightly lumpy.
Pour into a hot cast iron LARGE skillet and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 425.
It is VERY similar to the GERMAN pancake...
it didn't rise up and deflate like the German one...
It just more or less lay in the SKILLET, pretty much doing nothing but cooking and browning nicely...

We THINK we have to have crisp BACON with our breakfasts or brunches...we're spoiled !!

There's nothing we like better than a late breakfast...
We've really worked up an appetite and EVERYTHING tastes so so gooood...!!

I am just using little dish cloths for napkins...The tiny strip of APPLE GREEN looked nice with the candles...

if I had asked MR. SWEET later what color the napkins were, he would have looked at me and said, "We had napkins??" All HE saw was that fabulous PANCAKE, STRAWBERRIES, WHIPPED CREAM and BACON !

Cute little SALT and PEPPER EGGS from TARGET, last summer...


I just used my plain white, PIER 1, LARGE plates as chargers...
little vintage ironstone breakfast plates and PIER 1 WHITE mugs.
Nothing fancy this morning.....seldom fancy ANY morning..
...but things began to GET fancy with the serving of this delightful SWEDISH PANCAKE..
all decked out in ...
SUGAR FREE Whipped Cream and juicy Strawberries..
Some of you might remember that I used POWDERED SUGAR with
the strawberries for our GERMAN pancake last week...

O, and homemade STRAWBERRY SYRUP....
GOOD GRIEF but it's good...!!!
just make a simple syrup of sugar and water,
add sliced fresh strawberries and gently boil for 10 or 15 minutes
on top of your stove.
I just make enough at one time to last a couple of mornings...
there's no preservatives added so I'm not sure how long it would stay "good"..
so...when I am in doubt about things like that, I don't save it more than
a couple days...
* things that look THIS good can make me burst into SONG....
(and I can't sing a lick !!)

The little POLKA DOT bowls and pitcher....from ROSS on clearance..last summer.
wish I could find some little breakfast plates.
I'll run out there soon and see if I might GET LUCKY...

and....make yourself one of these SWEDISH PANCAKES..
you will LOVE it....I'm pretty sure!!




Stacey said...

BJ, your food looks so good!

It cracks me up how you and I love the same things so much. I've been having a hissy fit for one of those butter slabs too. I've searched the internet and sent emails trying to find one. Let me know if you track them down. Thought I found them once but they were sold out!

Kathleen said...

You do the sweetest posts! Where in the world do you find time to do all this?
They look delicious, and the table looks so pretty!
I just had a big fat juicy strawberry, but not local yet, so not as tasty!
Happy Mother's Day, BJ. Hope you get treated ROYALLY!

Tennis Girl said...

Looks really yummy, but then all your cooking does! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A really pretty, homey setting and the breakfast looks great too! (How does Mr. Sweet wait until you're done taking all the pictures???)

Blondie's Journal said...

Another morning at BJ's!!! These look SO good. Whipped cream and strawberries...I could eat it on peas!! Your table looks very nice, I like the dishes from Ross. And I love the S & P shakers!!


Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I haven't shopped Ross in a while. I'd better get my pocketbook! That shade of green is really, really growing on me lately. Reminds me of Mother Earth.

Shelia said...

There you go again, tempting my tummy! I've never had one of these pancakes but it sure does look good! Oh, I'd love to have one those butter plates too! I've seen some with big ole cloches on them! Man, wouldn't that be nice?
BJness, are you coming to my blog party Friday? I hope you do.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

GrannySue said...

Fabulous. The setting and the food look wonderful. You know I like simple tables, since I set it everyday it's usually not too fancy. I want to know how many bites you actually took, and how you keep yourself in such good shape. No doubt running around after that lovely granddaughter.
Great post -- thanks

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your breakfasts sure beat the yogurt I usually have. This looks so good and the table is very pretty...the polka dots, berries and white...perfect.

I just saw the prayers on your are too kind, thank you.

Justine said...

Oh boy, I heard your catterwalling from all the way down here! But hey, I'd be screeching and singing too if someone made me a breakfast like that! Holy smokes that looks good. And bacon! Oh yumminess!

I think I've seen those apple green polka dot plates and such at Marshalls recently. Also, possibly Home Goods.

Btw.. where did you take that sky picture?

Justine :o )

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh my that looks good BJ...think I'll have to try this recipe this weekend! I love your white dishes and your little polka dots and the salt and pepper in the take wonderful pictures too by the way. I hope you have a wonderful day....Maura:-)

Marydon Ford said...

WOW! So much for calorie counting, eh?! They look deelish & so does your table setting, BJ. You have that special knack for creating lovely tables.

Have a blessed Mother's Day.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

salmagundi said...

I so want to come to your house for breakfast (or brunch). Both of us could never wait that long to eat in the a.m., so we never have anything fancy for breakfast like you do. Yours always looks wonderful. Sally

Allison Shops said...

Everything looks wonderful - now I am hungry! Dropping by from BNOTP.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

BJ, The pancakes look yummy..strawberries, whipped cream ooh my! Thanks for your visit and the sweet note you left. I purchased the reproduction Butter Slab online at Old Plank antiques a couple of years ago. The little pitchers were purchased at TJ Maxx last year. Cote De Texas blog sells a similar slab on her sidebar. I looked for over two years until I found the one I have. Good luck with your search!

Beth said...

Simply beautiful! Your photography is great! The food looks delicious and what a pretty table. Love your rainfall "music" - how soothing. Hope you do get your rain soon, BJ. Happy Mother's Day!

Say It With Roses said...

What a yummy post....I will have to try the pancakes....sweet man of mine discovered Belgian Waffles while we were traveling and first thing at Sam's Club he found a B. waffle iron....delicious with strawberries and whipped cream, too, but he loves Vermonts Maple Syrup and some sausage best of all...
Your table looked so inviting....I will have to try and do better at making an attractive table other than at holiday's. lol! I forget now that it is just the two of us.
Your posts are always a treat!

nancy said...

Bj we been making German's pancakes for years.We use preserves and homemade applesauce on that pancake. That Swedish pancake looks yummy. Thanks for the recipe, got to try this one soon. Lovely tablescape. Nancy

Sarah said...

BJ, these are the best pancakes. I like to put lemon sauce on the ones I make. Yummy! I think I'll make some this weekend!
Thanks for sharing you brunch with us~ Sarah

Southern Touch Catering said...

This is a delicious looking table. Can't wait to try your pancakes!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

WHY, oh why, oh why, OH WHY am I not your closest, bestest, most cherished friend and closest neighbor???? WHY?? You do make the best things and always served so beautifully! ....sigh...

Kissed by an Angel said...

What a fantastic brunch!!! Lovely table setting and gorgeous food!!! In the UK though, we never sweeten our cream, so it's all sugar free!!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh yum! Can I come over breakfast at your place?

Oh guess what, I was just at Marshall's this week and they had plates to match your polka dot bowls. They were square and very very cute.

Do you have one near you?


Anonymous said...

Oh wow.....Everything looks beautiful!! I especially love, love, love Strawberries!!
Have a Great Day!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Yummy! That looks like a recipe worth trying! The ratten and white look so crisp and summery together:>)

parTea lady said...

Everything looks wonderful - so pretty and cheerful. I'll definitely have to try making a Swedish pancake, served with bacon, of course. ;-)

Mimi said...

I'd like to be sitting at your cute breakfast table! The food looks delicious...strawberries, yum!

Fifi Flowers said...

Okkkkk... now it is REALLY lunchtime... you have made me very hungry... not more tablescape visiting until after lunch... EVERYTHING looks GREAT on your table!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What gorgeous pictures...and the food is glad that I stopped by.

Stop by and check out my Mother's Day Giveaway.

nannykim said...

ok, so now I am getting too hungry!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi BJ,

A very interesting pancake you have. I am from the Philippines living in Sweden for almost all my life.

Pancakes is eaten in Sweden every Thursday lunch with yellow peas soup with pork meat. Does it make sense for you? Ha ha... your so cute!

Well, not sure how you do to your pancakes. But it's so simple. Swedes use to have whipped cream and raspberry jam. YUMMY...

Great post.

Happy Mother's Day in advance.

Miss Merry said...

Your table is simple and sweet - and your food is mouthwatering. That pile of bacon is one of the most yummy things I have ever seen. And your pancake! Wow!

Rhondi said...

Food always looks so good at your house. Maybe it's the company!

nancy said...

Bj, I made this for breakfast this morning. I wasn't sure if I did it right. All the ingredients go in one batter. I noticed it was very buttery looking when I looked in the oven window. The syup is to die for and yummy strawberries on the side. I didn't use whipped cream, didn't have any. Oh, well. It was good and it is sweeter than German Pancake. Have A good day.
;) Nancy