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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

STRAWBERRIES and STORM CLOUDS...

YA KNOW...
I truly didn't realize that I have an OBSESSION with FOOD...
Especially STRAWBERRIES !!
... and BREAKFAST..
until I started blogging....
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Now, I've ALWAYS known that I had an OBSESSION with CLOUDS....
Especially STORM clouds...

I love it when the day is so cloudy and DARK
that I want to turn on LAMPS..
I do love lamps.....


and CANDLES...
 Speaking of CANDLES...
my giveaway will END Sat. 16th
with WINNER to be announced on MONDAY 18.
Click right HERE to go to my GIVEAWAY PAGE to leave comments.
I ALSO LOVE ...... FRESH STRAWBERRIES...
being washed in my VINTAGE COLANDER...

On this dark and delightfully rainy day, MR. SWEET and I decided we wanted
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
with our strawberries....
OR...was it the other way around ?

I have this wonderful built-in griddle on my stove...
just PERFECT for PANCAKES....

(which, by the way, will NOT make the move to the new home..
a nice new stove is just waiting for me to cook on it. )

Just a LITTLE strawberry syrup is enuf for MY pancakes...
with sliced strawberries on top...
sometimes, I like WHIPPED CREAM...sometimes NOT.

I don't have a special RECIPE for these pancakes...
just use YOUR favorite...
I ALWAYS like BUTTERMILK better than regular milk..
and, even if I use a ..*gasp....box mix...
I use BUTTERMILK..
and always a cap full of VANILLA...
I know I have mentioned this before...*sigh

"Now, ain't that the berries"
an old SOUTHERN SAYING 
for "THAT'S GREAT !"

...and, see...
you can tell I am finished with my pancakes and strawberries
because my napkin is pointing TOWARDS the table...


Our sweet MISS JANICE taught this old dog a new trick about using napkins correctly ...
I am more than MORTIFIED that I can't remember Miss Janice's address....and ever since BLOGGER decided to MAKE THINGS BETTER for us, my
BLOGROLL has GONE MISSING....
HELP....!!!

o, my...I am so bad about using too many patterns and colors..
a red and white napkin with black and white place mats ??
good grief!!

I do need help with my decorating !
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Linking with:
time travel
full plate
thurs. favorite things
open house
share your cup
home and garden
showcase your talent

Remember to go HERE for my giveaway page.
 

26 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

You DO NOT need decorating help girlfriend, and I have always loved storm clouds, rolling thunder is the best:)

everythingsewing said...

Oh my,
Everything looks so yummy, I love strawberries but am afraid we are months away from fresh berries here.

The dark skies look like you are having a storm in your area.

Nonie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your pancakes and strawberries look so good ymmmmmmmm.
Your decorating is just fine - looks great!
Mary

Salmagundi said...

You do great with your decorating -- keep it up. I can hardly wait to see what you do with that fabulous pool house! Sally

The French Hutch said...

Help, I don't think you need any help decorating! I sure would love to eat those pancakes with you bj. They look delicious..........
Happy Valentine's Day

~Emily
The French Hutch

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

those pancakes with strawberries look just absolutely delicious!! yummy good. ( :

Beth said...

I love strawberries too and your pancakes look delicious. I make my pancakes with Bisquick.

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Yummy! Thanks for the pancake tips. I didn't read them the first time around since I am a new follower. I will give them a try!

Designs By Pinky said...

I have been wanting some pancakes for awhile now, just to lazy in the morning to DO IT!!! Now, I will, you always make me hungry when I come here:):) AND< you do NOT need help decorating!!! I love the black and white with the red and white!!! XO, Pinky

Linda said...

Love your pancakes AND your strawberries!! Makes me hungry for some right now!

You do the prettiest posts! I just seem to THROW my stuff at the 'new post' sign and be done with it!

YOU, my dear, are a true artist at blogging!!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Oh, dear friend, I'm so~o~o glad that STRAWBERRIES are on the Menu today...because if they weren't I'd be gooing to the grocers!!!
Happy Valentine's Day from my~heart~to~yours!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Going in to switch the napkins around...they're pointing upwards!!! Thanks for the tip!!!

Maria Elena said...

Let me tell you, I so want to come to your house for breakfast! LOL Everything looks so good! I think I am about the only one that has not enter your candle giveaway. Been a busy week. I am going over to do so right now. Happy Valentine's Day!

Theresa said...

OOPS, you've done it again:) Made me hungry... YES you have! I love those gorgeous strawberries! Have a blessed Valentine's day dear BJ, HUGS!

Madeline's Album said...

Once again you have made us hungry. I love strawberries and eat them quite frequently. Everything looks so good. Have a blessed day and Happy Valentine's Day. Madeline

sabri said...

Love It Bj..We Are Having Snow Storms On And Off Here Also And We Are Eating Alot Of Strawberries As well..Just Made A Post About It..Never Thought Of Adding To Pancakes..Yummy !! Happy Valentines Day...

NanaDiana said...

It looks beautifully decorated to me- I always wish I could be sitting at the table with you when you share your images with us- xo Diana

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Bj, This looks wonderful and we are having the same meal today. Strawberries are in abundance here in Florida and we have been eating them almost every day. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
xx, Sherry

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Stormy days are my favorites. Cloudy days make me want to clean house..then read, and read, and read.
Nope..you do NOT need any help with decorating. Not at all. :) WE copy you. :)
Happy Valentines Day, bj!!

Beverly said...

Happy Valentine's Day, my sweet friend. You make everything look delicious and pretty. Strawberries look so good they make you want to eat them.

Audrey said...

Hi bj ... hope your day was wonderful. Looks like you started off just right with that yummy looking breakfast. I am not a pancake eater, but love strawberry syrup on my waffles. You made me hungry, so going to go eat some strawberries.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Katherines Corner said...

ahhh just another thing we have in common! I have straweberries about four times a week I love them. We grow them in the garden too. thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
I love a dark cloudy day, sometimes it can be real cozy. Your Pancakes with Strawberries look awesome, perfect for a stormy day. Hope you are having a great Valentine Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jann Olson said...

Bj, I love strawberries, (or any fruit) on pancakes. YUM, yours looks luscious! I love clouds, but mostly the light fluffy ones on a sunny day. Sometimes it's just fun to look out and see storm clouds. Although I always look for the sun to come out and shine. I think the red and black are quite cute! What's this? You are moving? So happy to have you share with Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Lisa Lynn said...

Yummy pancakes and berries! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things and I would love to invite you over to The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-3.html

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hey BJ, I too love storm clouds - they fascinate me - strawberries are a treat any time - love them with pancakes! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations!
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen