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Friday, March 8, 2013

~ The French sure know their way around the kitchen....

HELLO, EVERYBODY... 
This is going to be one fine day and I am looking forward to jumping into it with BOTH FEET. 

As most of you know,
BREAKFAST is my very favorite meal on the planet.

A really sweet COOK, MELISSA at Melissa's Cuisine
tempted me this very morning with this 

WELL...she used some delicious FRENCH bread and I sure was wishing I had some...
but, not even in my freezer, which is unusual ...I nearly always have SOME kind of 
really good bread in there.

OK....
just regular WHITE bread would have to work for me this morning....
and, CAN YOU BELIEVE, 
NO STRAWBERRIES this day.

Blackberries and bananas were going to HAVE TO DO....
sounds like a good team, tho.

 Needing SOMEthing to make these PLAIN JANE pieces of Frenchness
look a little more like......well.......FRENCH.
OUI  OUI.....
Gathering GREATNESS for toppings...

and, would you just look at my cute JUICE GLASS this morning...
a little vintage REGAL BEER glass and just PERFECT for my SUNNY D.

(and see my APPLE BOURBON GOOSE CREEK CANDLE
burning there, in the background....I am about to order another one, it's SOOO good.)


To make my homemade BLACKBERRY SYRUP ...
just a simple sugar mixture with a handful of Blackberries.

Boil GENTLY, mashing the berries with a fork or....whatever, until a tiny bit thick
(it only thickens from the mashed berries, I think)

and the color is a delightful deep hue of DELICIOUS...

...then you just have to decide WHICH topping you want....





 It was waaay too hard to choose JUST ONE...
In fact, the only one I DIDN'T choose was BANANAS.
Not my favorite fruit but Mr. Sweet wants to marry them.

I think my FAVORITE way to eat FRENCH TOAST is with just the POWDERED SUGAR
but the flavored syrup is a really nice addition every now and then.


(I am using this photo for my TOP SHOT for Sunday....


St. Patrick's Day will be here in just a short time...

I just LOVE the color green and have never really decorated with it...
wonder why....?

 Joining and supporting these parties:
 XOXOXOXO

37 comments:

Deb said...

Well, after seeing this, there is one thing I do know for sure. I'm having french toast for breakfast. Thanks BJ. Hugs

Mindy said...

Oh Lordy, Woman. I wish I was eatin' that for dinner! I think it may even go good with my glass of wine. :o) You've convinced me that we're havin' french toast for breakfast this weekend. Now to get my hands on some berries.....

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Well after seeing your great blog - I am having French Toast for Breakfast tomorrow. I only like butter and powder sugar on mine, but I do have some strawberries soooooooooo maybe a few. Thanks BJ
Have a great weekend.
Mary

NanaDiana said...

Oh- That looks so good, bj. Just awesome. Now I am longing for just that. My mother always made French toast when we were sick-it was our first thing we ate when we started to feel better...just buttered though. I hope you had a wonderful day- glad you are feeling better- xo Diana

Vee said...

Yummy...you know how to practically make something from nothing.

Sarah said...

BJ, French toast is always my choice on a breakfast menu when we go out for breakfast. I like mine with just a touch of maple syrup and lots of powdered sugar.
No French bread in the freezer and no strawberries?
That doesn't sound like you, BJ. Of course you have been moving and dealing with that awful virus. Hope you are feeling better. '-)

Gina said...

Your French toast looks yummy! Love the idea of the blackberry syrup.

Patty Patterson said...

I love French toast! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Looks delicious!

Audrey said...

You are really good at making plain old white bread look delicious. Love blackberries, but hate dealing with the seed. I love to make fresh strawberry syrup too. Your pictures are so beautiful. Thanks for making me hungry and it is time for bed so no snacks this late.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Beth said...

The French toast looks delicious!

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, BJ, you are killing me here! That French Toast looks so delicious.

Melody Shih tzu said...

What a wonderful blog, whit beautiful pictures!
And what a wonderful breakfast!
Glad I found this blog!
Melodys mam

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Always nice to use what you have on hand to come up with a yummy meal. Looks like you had a great breakfast. I make french toast for my kids at least once a week before school. Breakfast is a must around here. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, looks delicious.

love the new blog background. was it something you made up?

have a fabulous weekend. ( :

Beverly said...

Dang! I want some, too. And, I don't' have any bread in the house.

Hmmm. Maybe we will go out to breakfast.

Thanks for the inspiration, BJ.

Diane said...

Looks fabulous!

Theresa said...

GOOOOOD Morning BJ! That looks SO yummy! Who doesn't love a little OJ in a beer glass:) Have a blessed day my sweet friend, HUGS!

xinex said...

Yummy! What a delicious presentation too! Are you moving BJ? Did you sell your house? Don't work too hard and don't lift heavy things....Christine

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Hope you enjoy your FINE DAY, "Honey Bun"!!!

"Auntie"

Madeline's Album said...

As usual everything looks so good. Take care and have a blessed day. Madeline

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj you make breakfast an event each and every day! Hugs, Linda

Designs By Pinky said...

It is 4"45 in the afternoon so I may just have to do this for DINNER:):)It looks SO good, and I love to have breakfast for dinner sometimes. Today was GORGEOUS here and we are supposed to be the same for the next 3 dats. halleluhia and yippey yio kiyay:):):) I know I didn't spell that correctly. XO, Pinky

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yum! BJ the French toast looks like heaven!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Better call that last one Top MOUTHWATERING SHOT...YUM! :)

I love Goose Creek! I ordered one of their warmers...no lightbulbs needed unlike Scentsy ones, yay:)

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I make Pancakes and French Toast. . .but "Mr. Ed" makes the best Waffles e v e r!!! Had my mouth all ready for this wondeful breakfast and last night our son called and invited "Mr. Ed" togo errand running with him in the Bigger City North of us!
There went my Waffles...
Fondly,
Pat

Blondie's Journal said...

Mmmmm...blackberry syrup! Sounds lovely, I do not like maple syrup, I put powdered sugar on everything. I am so wanting French toast now! And we have some thick ciabatta bread. Hmmmmm...

XO,
Jane

Doreen@househoneys said...

You're killing me BJ!! I just got back from a friends where I ate some Irish soda bread, biscotti and apple pie. And after reading your post I AM HUNGRY!!!! The last thing I need at nearly midnight is to pig out again ;). This looks so good!

Liz Hockamier said...

OK... It's 11:15... 7 hours till breakfast.... I'll be dreaming of berries and yummy French toast! :)

Thanks a lot! (I'll prolly get fat in my sleep)

~Liz

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh my ~ your French toast looks perfectly yummy! Blackberries are my favorite berry and I have a handful on my oatmeal every morning. You have made me so hungry for French toast. I will make some for breakfast now for sure.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Claudia said...

BJ, breakfast is my favorite meal, as well. I love ordering breakfast when we go out to eat. And French Toast is my absolute favorite - I make great French Toast! I am going to try your syrup recipe!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love French Toast and yummy syrup...looks delicious!

Susan said...

Oh my, I can just taste it now... Yummy!!

~Pam~ said...

Hi BJ! YUM! Your breakfast looks so delicious!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
xoxo

Michelle said...

It all looks so good!

The Tablescaper said...

This post makes me realize it's been way too long since we've had French Toast.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Madge Bloom said...

Fabulous... that does look SO delicious~ I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #73!

Haworth said...

That breakfast of yours looks fabulous, BJ! Breakfast is my favorite meal as well. I love french toast and occasionally I'll even have it for supper when things are little scarce in the cupboard.