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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Come have coffee with me....West Texas Style

Almost ALL  meals here at
SWEET NOTHINGS
are very informal...
downright
laid-back, actually.
Come join me for a quick cup
and a little breakfast
before you head out for your busy day.
It's hard to beat, folks...
A little more pricey than some..
I buy  a package of IT
and can of
FOLGERS SMOOTH BLEND
and alternate...NOT MIX...
ALTERNATE ! :)
:)
I bought these
COFFEE
dessert plates a couple of years ago at STEIN MART..
and may I just say...
THEY  WEREN'T  EVEN  ON SALE...!
Goodness gracious...I really wanted these babies.
PICK YOUR PLATE...
They really go great with my
WALMART
dishes, napkins and napkin rings...
I only bought one box of these dishes...
a setting for 4.
I sure wish I had bought more....:((
OK, have a seat with a cup of coffee and
I'll make breakfast..
*
You know  the lady on SEMI HOMEMADE must be my sister..
she and I both LOVE starting things with a good mix sometimes.

These biscuit mixes....
GREAT.
I keep several pkgs. in my pantry at all times...
Just add a 1/2 cup of water and drop by teaspoon..
can't get any easier...
and they really are good.
Today, we are having
HONEY BUTTER BISCUITS...
...and I know sausage isn't good for us..
Yes...I KNOW that !
But we have it so seldom, surely it won't kill us....
We like the H.O.T. kind of sausage..
and this is the wonderful griddle I was able to purchase with my
gift code from CSN.
Biscuits are ready....
the hard boiled eggs are ready...
the sausage is ready...
The table is set in a most informal way...
the kind I love the best...:)

Remember....
candle light at breakfast is even better than at night.

We don't have fruit EVERY morning
but we do have it a lot.
Apples, oranges, pears, especially grapes...

A good country breakfast,
cast iron skillet and all......
there's apricot jelly this morning.
Oh, and Strawberry yogurt, if you want.
Mr. Sweet eats one almost every morning...he thinks it's good for you..:)
Mr. Sweet and I both like hard boiled eggs...
now HE likes them soft boiled, too, but
he has to take care of it himself...
I don't do ANY kind of runny eggs...
no sir ree !!
I am getting more blooms every day....
OH...don't go yet...
keep your seat and have another cup.
♥♥♥
I am linking with
also linking with FULL PLATE THURSDAY
(Sandi even has FRIED GREEN TOMATOES in her header...sooo cool )

THANKS, LADIES, for hosting
and thank YOU for coming by my place.

52 comments:

Pat said...

Looks good BJ. I think I'll go boil some eggs. A cup of coffee would be good right about now too....and it is after 4 in the afternoon.

I love your coffee plates.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful coffee plates!
Kisses.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh BJ, I am so much more casual than you most meals. Love biscuits and sausage with eggs, can't get any better than that. I am so lazy, most days DH only gets coffee, juice, toast and jelly. Shame on me. I do make him a great sandwich for lunch though. lol Love your dishes and the breakfast. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

St. Michael's Wife said...

Girl, give me more notice next time, and I'll be right over! Everything looks fabulous!

Grins,
Pamm

Connie said...

Sugahhhhh, sausage may not be good for us but you can invite me over for sausage and biscuits ANYTIME you want! I'm game. I don't drink coffee so you'll have to supply the Coke or Pepsi though....
xoxo,
Connie -)

Shelia said...

HI BJness! Oh, yummy! I love breakfast and it's really my favorite meal especially with all the good stuff you have here! Yummy again.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day...loved reading about this one. Yes, you do need some egg cups. :D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your plates BJ, looks like a great breakfast! 5" of snow this morning and up to 12" tonight... pour me a good strong cup of that coffee would ya friend:@)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj, I always drink tea in the morning because if I start with the coffee too early I'll be buzzing around in circles by lunch time! I do love coffee, though, especially that fresh brewed aroma!! OOh I want some now and it's too late (I don't do the decaf--only fully leaded for me...)Your dishes are so pretty and I really love the juice glasses! Breakfast looks delish--I'm hungry, can you tell? Linda

Kathleen Grace said...

If only I culd BJ. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and yours looks soooo good:>)

Carol said...

BJ,
Those are great plates! Beautiful colors. I'll have plenty of coffee, biscuits and eggs. Sorry, but I'm not a sausage fan, but that means more for everyone else!

Blondie's Journal said...

All of this looks so delicious! I always have Bisquick around for those yummy biscuits and I love the dumplings, too. Chicken and dumplings! And I really do prefer Dunkin Donuts over everything, including Starbucks...but that's apples and oranges!

Your plates are really sweet and I love those pretty napkins. Everything looks wonderful!

XO,
Jane

Linda @ A La Carte said...

BJ I love your coffee plates, they are really cute and they do go really well with your other dishes. I love a casual table myself. Lots of yummy food. We like a hearty coffee we get from Trader Joe's....so good!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj..what a perfectly wonderful breakfast and those "coffee" plate are so cute. I have never seen anything like them before. I don't blame you one bit for grabbing them whether or not they were on sale!
All of the dishes are cute..but...those glasses are my favorites! Where on earth did you find them and I wonder if there are any left?
Everything looks wonderful, bj. You make the best breakfasts ever!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Hi Beeej,
You poor egg-cupless thing! Loving your cozy breakfast and the candle. I don't skimp on my coffee. I LOVE it so much, I just buy what I want.
Happy Wednesday!
xoxo

ksarra said...

Hi BJ, I imagine you are just about the best hostess there is, always making your guests feel right at home, with an ever-ready snack at hand!

Beth said...

Love your dessert plates, BJ. I think they still have those dinner plates at Walmart - they are just gorgeous - so colorful. You could make a coffee flavored cheesecake, etc to put on the coffee dessert plates and serve with a nice hot cup of DD!
Hugs, Beth

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Your coffee plates are adorable! The coffee is one of the best I've had in a while. . .and how did you know that apricot jelly is my favorite? ? ? I'll pass on the sausage. Don't eat lots of H.O.T. spicy anything. (Age. .. mine, not yours!HA!)This was such a sweet little post! Thank you for sharing your breakfast with us!
Fondly,
Pat

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh now BJ, this is my kind of breakfast. It looks so good I can almost smell it! Those are just the cutest little coffee plates. I truly enjoyed seeing your breakfast and your sweet little table setting. :)

Donna

Mimi said...

BJ, I'll see you in the morning for breakfast! Everything looks yummy, especially the biscuits in the cast iron skillet. Love the coffee plates, too; and, honey, you could use leaves for plates and sticks for forks and your tables would be fabulous!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

BJ -- you always set the most cheerful and welcoming tables ....morning,noon and night!

Sarah said...

Oh, you know I love breakfast at Sweet Nothings. ;-)
All looks fabulous, BJ.

Nana said...

I will be there in the A.M.

Theresa said...

Yummmmy, I hope it's not all gone, I am on my way:) Love the plates you bought at Steinmart! They are gorgeous! Enjoy your day dear BJ! HUGS!

Phyllis said...

Good morning,BJ.

I've never even noticed thos Biquick mixes and will have to try one this weened.

I've been thinking a lot recently about not using Teflon pans any longer. I think I have a cast iron skillet somewhere and am going to have to look for it - and then learn to cook all over again.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh YUM!! Girl it's only 5am here and now I'm hungry why is it you do that to me ha ha!! I love sausage and eggs sandwiches the best..keep the pepper I don't do that ha ha!!I know weird!! I think I'm the only cook in the world that don't use or like pepper..Now Len will cover his food with it..Hope you have a GREAT day my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles to you Gl♥ria

Sheree said...

BJ if I have to cook breakfast like that when my husband retires,
well..... he better keep working!! hehehe
What a treat Mr. Sweets gets:) My husband was suppose to retire this month, but doesn't look like he is getting to :((
I better take notes from you!! He will deserve it!

Beverly said...

Yum! I'm with Mr. Sweets - I like my eggs soft-boiled.

Everything looks so pretty and welcoming.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love these coffee plates ... and the other dinnerware, too. Isn't it fun to have a big breakfast? My daddy was killed by eggs. He ate 3 a day ... his whole life ... and he lived to be 89 YEARS OLD!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ...firstly, your cast iron skillet is BEAUTIFUL girl!! Great choice for baking those good looking biscuits. I am loving your tablesettings and those coffee plates got my total attention. I have some mugs that would go with them :)

Blessings!
Gail

Dena said...

Yep, I would be squishing through the monitor if it were possible! Yum!!!

Hugs,
Dena

La said...

DARN! It looks like I am too late for breakfast! La

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, this is just adorable! I love everything from the food to the dishes, but you know what sets me free? Those little juice glasses. How cute are they! Love them. Love it all.

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hi BJ,
What time did you say I should be there???? I could smell the sausage and coffee from all the way up here in Iowa.
Thanks for sharing,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
I have been standing in line just to get in the door for this wonderful breakfast that you have brought us today. I feel right at home with West Texas Style. Thank you so much for coming to Full Plate Thursday and sharing all the goodness. You have a great week end and please come back!

Mary said...

This is a very pretty table scape and delicious looking food! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

Michael Lee West said...

BJ, this is such a mouth-warming post. I just wish I lived near you!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We had sausages last Sunday for breakfast too. Shhhh, don't tell ;) Every now and then you just have to!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness~yum!

I am thinking about making a trip to Round Top in April. Have you ever been?

I do hope you'll be participating in some of the Royal Wedding linky parties coming up. :)

Kathleen said...

Looks delicious, BJ. Love your plates, I don't remember seeing them.
I have egg cups, got them for .69 at Cmas Tree Shop. Rarely use them though, but must have them for pics, LOL.

Sausage and biscuits sound good!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, I will be over for breakfast in the morning. What a wonderful warm filling breakfast. I just love biscuits. I will take some of all of the above and maybe even a little yogurt too. Your plates are just adorable for the morning. I need to go visit Stein Mart, haven't been there for a long time. No, I better not!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

That was fun! What time is breakfast! Oh does it look good!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Yum! I've got just the mugs to go with that coffee! I haven't seen that particular bisquick mix, but I love the garlic cheese one so I'm sure this one is good too! I'll have to look for it. I'll pass on the sausage though. LOL! Love your cute little coffee plates and juice glasses!

Linda said...

What a wonderful country breakfast...and your table is too darn cute!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Those yummy stuffs on brekky on those gorgeous plates? I can't ask for more, Lady?

Loving every piece you have. Job well done.

Have a blessed w/end,
/chie

Debbie said...

Beautiful coffee plates, and thank you for the invitation to have coffee! I love both brands of coffee that you use.

Marigene said...

Love the dishes...I'd love to sit at your table for any meal, BJ!

Entertaining Women said...

The coffee plates are perfect with the warm colors in your dishes. We love dishes...any meal of the day...our favorite is breakfast for dinner. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

looks yumm! I love biscuits with gravy! my fave!

Tess said...

I love your floral dishes with the napkins and napkin rings!! Your breakfasts ALWAYS look delicious...it's late evening as I type but I could eat your breakfast THIS MINUTE!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is lovely. You have a great blog. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas:-)

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations BJ,
You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Come by and pick up your plate.