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Monday, November 1, 2010

PEACHES

11/2/10

                                                                     "Basket of Peaches"

Thomas Addison Richards - circa 1865
Morris Museum of Art (United States)
Painting - oil on canvas
Height: 35.56 cm (14 in.), Width: 30.48 cm (12 in.)
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This is one of my ALL TIME favorite oil painting in the whole, wide, entire world...
Isn't it breathtaking !!
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What a beautiful talent GOD gave to Mr. Richards.
Someone told me once, a long time ago, that they thought HEAVEN was a place where you could do all the things you ever wanted to do...if that's true...please let me be able to paint a basket of peaches like this....!!
Now I know this isn't what HEAVEN is all about........or......is it ?

A loaf of good bread and some good peaches makes for a SCRUMPTIOUS breakfast....
Yes! Ma'am!
Throw in a little butter and brown sugar and we're talkin' opera singing being heard in the background.....
..THEN add a cup or two of the fabulous DUNKIN DONUT coffee and we bypass OPERA and hit a PARADE MARCHING BAND....
Make your FRENCH toast as you normally do...I like the thicker breads for mine.
Melt your butter and a LITTLE brown sugar to pour over the fresh peaches that you've sliced over the toast.
TOO much sugar will turn hard and crunchy...which I like a LITTLE of ...but not too much...
I like my brown sugar topping warm and runny....*sigh...
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It's bound to be GOOD FOR THE SOUL to start your day with such a delicious treat....
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I'm using PUMPKINS, LANTERNS AND FALL LEAVES
for a very informal CENTERPIECE
for this breakfast FOR ONE....
 When you take that LUSCIOUS, JUICY, FULL OF FLAVOR first bite,
 you bypass that ole marching band
 and start riding 
THE HALLELUJAH TRAIN, BABY...!
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                     REDNESDAY WEDNESDAY
CENTERPIECE WEDNESDAY
                       
 MY THANKS TO ALL THESE HOSTS...
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Just because OCTOBER is over,
PLEASE don't hesitate to make your mammogram appointment.
And, don't forget to self-exam each and every month.
LOVE, bj

35 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Mmm...very nice and delicious
post:)
Beautiful photos!

Big kisses.

Pat said...

I can't think of anything to say other than unbelievably scrumptionly yummiliciously wonderful!

Pat said...

scrumptiously! Not Scrumptionly...but wait...that might be a good word too!;-)

Natasha said...

Butter and brown sugar...the perfect combination!

That is a lovely picture-it makes me hungry.

Best wishes and happy week, BJ,
Natasha.
PS That tin of pumpkin was $5.50...I know very expensive but so worth it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, BJ!! I never thought to put peaches on French toast...now I have to try it just the way you've done it...maybe for dinner tonight!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Julie Harward said...

Thats my kind of breakfast! I love the peaches and brown sugar part! I also love that beautiful painting..I think in Heaven we will get to do such things ;D

Kathleen said...

I am so hungry! Thanks a lot! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You start the day off better than anyone I know! Lovin' that great painting too-enjoy:@)

La said...

I'll be over in the morning for breakfast! La

Brenda Kula said...

I was thinking about you yesterday. Were your ears burning? I was thinking about all the fantastic food you show. And I'm trying to lose weight. Get the connection? When one is trying to lose weight (probably something you haven't had to deal with), they always, ALWAYS think about food. I love that painting!
Brenda

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

YUMMY! You make the best breakfast BJ!

That painting is beautiful.

I am having a CSN giveaway...come on over and enter!
xo
Penny

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Uh, excuzzzzzzze me, but the words "little" and "brown sugar" do not fit into your vocabulary, my dear. Here I am lightly dusting my cinnamon toast in the mornings with cinnamon and stevia. Why does your french toast look soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better????
You're a doll!
xoxo bunches :)

Sarah said...

BJ, I've not had peaches on my French toast. Guess I'll be trying this. ;-)
~ Sarah

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

looks totally yummy..

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This looks like a yummy breakfast! I think I hear that Hallelujah chorus.

Life with L said...

I'll take a piece of that. Yummy!
Who doesn't like french toast and top it off with juicy peaches.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh YUM!! Girl I have to try this for sure...It just made my mouth water looking at it...You do have the best food in blogland here girl...Hey I even made a stew the other night and took pictures of it and though OMG I'm now Bj ha ha!! who would of thunk!!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

Oh-My-Goodness!!! For the mouth watering food pics, the GREAT song,(I realy missed your music), and of course that you posted my giveaway so pretty on your sidebar. You are one sweet lady! Thank you for your support the past few years.

Good luck and thank you for entering too! ~Melissa :)

CHERI said...

As a GA Peach from the Peach State, you know I love that painting!!! And that French toast, oh my! My favorite breakfast! Think I'll have some tomorrow a.m.

Shug said...

Well.... another five pounds..Thanks bj...I think I gain weight every time I look at your blog...

Love it...

Hugs and Happy November..
shug

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi BJ...

Ohh my goodness...sounds like heaven to me, my friend!!! Not only does it sound like heaven but it looks like heaven as well...your pretty pears in that bubbly brown sugar syrup...Mmmm!!! I love pears...but must admit that I've never tried them this way...I will have to remedy that little problem! My friend, your breakfast table with the pretty pumpkin and autumn pretties is simply delightful! Thank you for sharing it with us today!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...my dear Texas friend...I so enjoy reading your blog! You just make my heart smile!!!

Debbie said...

Doesn't this look positively yummy???? My husband would love it too.

Rettabug said...

"HALLELUJAH" is right, BJ! Your humor & your wonderful recipes make for just the right combination to start off my day with a bang. Bless you, Honey!!!

JEANNE said...

Mmmmmm, this is a delicious post today. You knock me out girl. The painting IS gorgeous. Where have you been woman? I am missing you.
Love you bunches,
Jeanne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this looks so good and now I am so hungry. Love your pretty tablescape too. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rita said...

It is breathtaking! I had never seen this painting before.
So is everything you shared with us; that bread; I can almost smell and taste it.

Terri said...

Reminds me when we'd go to our grandmother's in Rome GA and have peaches. We'd just each them from the bushel barrel and the juice would drip down our hands. Of course, they have nice peaches in north Louisiana too. I'm going Pink; I'm a newbie, will hear from Beverly soon. I'm having trouble with comments; hope this isn't a duplicate for you.

tea time and roses said...

What a lovely post dear BJ! I know when I visit here something wonderful will be waiting.:o) Everything looks absolutely delicious! I just sat here gazing at those peaches for the longest, they look so good!:o)

Thanks for sharing. Happy week to you dear friend.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Chrissy said...

Oh my....my mouth is watering B.J....scrumptious is an understatement!!!!!! Hope you doing well,your such a lovely lady!!!! x0x0x

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Wow what a great idea. This we are going to have to try!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Bj, This looks delicious! I've never tried peaches on my french toast but I will now.
xo, Sherry

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Wow! This sure beats any breakfast for one I've ever made... I should probably try it. Everything looks great!

Karen said...

The smell of fresh baked bread is wonderful and add peaches to that is something! Dropping by from Centerpiece Wednesday.

Through My Red Door said...

I was singing with you! Anything with brown sugar gets my interest!
I'm going to try this soon.
Thank you for sharing,
Sheila

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh yum, that looks so good!