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Sunday, April 25, 2010


I have mentioned about a thousand times that
Mr. Sweet's cousins came from out of town to our anniversary.
They arrived with a BIG WHITE WICKER basket full of goodies for us.
in BLUE....

The basket contained other items that are sure gonna taste GOOOD.....
Altho this pattern is more modern than I am used to,
I just LOVE it....
THIS goofy looking thing is a GERMAN PANCAKE..
Cooked in a 9" cast iron skillet in a 425 oven..
This one was very thin, which is the way I love them.
It was ALMOST like a crepe...

If you use a smaller pan, it will be thicker.
I am unsure just how you are supposed to eat one of these... and I'm not at all sure WHY I put it on this small plate !? I guess just to show you how large this thang is !!


Pretty little golden napkin rings..

The tiny vintage BLUE WINDMIL pitcher Mr. Sweet bought for me years and years ago..

...I just sprinkled with POWDERED SUGAR and TART RED CHERRIES...

dash of salt and cinnamon
425 for 15 minutes (ck. it for brownness)
Cherries, Strawberries, Blue or Blackberries...any of these
are bound to be delicious...ALL with POWDERED SUGAR or WHIPPED CREAM...
Well, excuse me while I run put ANOTHER of these silly looking things in the oven..
I just came from the market with STRAWBERRIES.....;>)
re-posted to add note from MARTY at A STROLL THRU LIFE..

"Oh I just love german pancakes. If you mix all of it in the blender and get it really frothy, then put in the iron skillet, it will roll up the sides of the pan and make a huge pancake that you then can vill with fruit or just more melted butter and powdered sugar and slice into wedges. They are just the best. Your new dishes are wonderful too. " Hugs, Marty

My thanks, Marty...

Just guess what WE are having for dinner tonight !! Do you think we would be considered

RED NECK if we had Blackberry Wine with it ??


Another sweet lady just emailed me to tell us a good way to eat them:

The reason I wanted to comment--the German pancakes! We're German--immigrated when I was 2 years old. I ate those pancakes growing up and they are one of my favorite breakfast foods from childhood. I haven't had them or seen them in many years. The way we ate them was to spread jam or jelly on the flat pancake (my favorite plain old grape), then roll it up and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Oh my--I'm going to make some with your recipe! Thanks so much for posting it. Best to you and your Mr. Sweet for many more years together!Ilka LazaroffClifton, VA=

Thanks so much, ILKA.....I like GRAPE jelly, too !

I am playing in BLUE MONDAY with our SWEET SMILING SALLY
Thanks so much to the hosts...these are such fun memes


Unknown said...

What a special and wonderful gifts.
Well now onto the food, that looks tooo good, I'm ready to eat. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to make them.

Julie Harward said...

What a nice the dishes! The food looks good too...I love crepes and anything with fruit and whipped cream on it! Come say hi :D

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh yummy. And you know I love the blue & white. I really miss German potatoe pancakes with a smooth applesauce on top. They are soooo tasty.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I just love german pancakes. If you mix all of it in the blender and get it really frothy, then put in the iron skillet, it will roll up the sides of the pan and make a huge pancake that you then can vill with fruit or just more melted butter and powdered sugar and slice into wedges. They are just the best. Your new dishes are wonderful too. Hugs, Marty

Theresa said...

Beautiful blue, great gift and I would eat anything that you cooked:) You always make food look delicious! Have a blessed day dear BJ! HUGS!

Kathleen Grace said...

Clearly the cousins know what makes you happy. Fun and fancy foods and dishes! How sweet and thoughtful:>)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Gosh, I'm hungry now. Everytime I visit your blog I always leave hungry as a bear.
Love your blue dishes and all. Such a sweet gift.


Nancy's Notes said...

BJ, I was not hungry until I stopped in! What scrumptious goodies, what a nice gift! I love blue and white too!

Blondie's Journal said...

How thoughtful of the cousin's to bring you the dishes and goodies. Those pancakes have my mouth watering! I need to get a cast iron skillet! Oh, yum!


Beth said...

What a fabulous breakfast and such pretty photography!

Marigene said...

What time do you serve breakfast, sure looks delicious, BJ! What a wonderful gift.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Your food always looks yummy! I'll be right over :)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely set of dishes. The pancakes do look yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

santamaker said...

I love that you almost always include some yumminess in your tablescaping. Oh my...(running to the frig to see what I can eat...)

Salmagundi said...

Love German pancakes!! I'll try your recipe soon. Glad to see you are still enjoying your anniversary. And with your cruise coming up it will be a real anniversaryfest. Sally

Bobbi Ann said...

What wonderful gifts! Very lovely mosaic and pictures! Everything looks so yummy! I hope that you have a lovely new week!

Carol said...

Nice gifts! Your pancakes look delicious and the dishes are so pretty! Very sweet of your relatives!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hello BJ! Oh yum...that German Pancake looks delicious. I have a recipe for making them from years ago but never did get around to doing the recipes is lost in a box somewhere out in the workshop. So...I am going to try your recipe and next weekend I will make some for my DH! Thanks for sharing your recipe...have a wonderful Monday! Take care Maura

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, what a lovely setting! The blueness is perfect. Now the German pancakes! You are certainly the most wonderful cook. I'm always drooling when I come over! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Love pancakes, deliciosos!!!


Amanda at 32˙North said...

I love the all the blue and white. What a thoughtful gift!


Lana G! said...

Fabulous Fun! Those pancakes do look delish!

Unknown said...

Somehow I missed your email comment and tonight just stumbled over it.
I love your colorful blog and the background. I have used the yellow and also the green polka dots and they look so nice and cheery.
West Texas. I'm not sure i know where ease and sea meet. My daughter and sister lived in Houston for about 20 years, and now Patti is in Austin and loving it. I have only been to Houston and Galveston, but loved all that was going on.

I put your button on my blog so I can find you.....
Be back again and thanks for writing.........

Snap said...

You hit the jackpot! What great gifts! Wonderful color. Now I'm hungry!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

now that is one yummy bfast and I am ready to visit you! hehehehe.. and the blue table setting just makes me hungry even more! hehehehe

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

BJ, if I lived in your neighborhood, my Yankee would be at your door every single day like a little puppy dog...looking for a treat.

Of course, the treat would be one of those delicious sweets you're sooo good at tempting everyone with. LOL ;)

Come on by the cottage for a visit soon. I have a new giveaway to enter.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Anonymous said...

We just getting up and that breakfast just looks yummy. We are still eating country ham and biscuit from our reception. It has rained for two days here. Get ready for all the May flowers. Blessings

Ann said...

Your cousins really know what you like. They seem realllly thoughtful. Love the mosaic. I'm sure the food was wonderful.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a sweet surprise! That cherry crunch sounds tasty and your German pancakes look out of this world delicious! My hubby makes Swedish pancakes and we love them!

I love all your blues and pinks in your table pretty!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love any type of blue and white dishes and yours are gorgeous! And everything looks so yummy!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I'm not a *Blue Lovin'* person but your dishes are lovely. And the German pancakes with fixings are heavenly looking.

But why would you be considered RED NECK if you had Blackberry Wine with them?

Don't worry about answering that question, in your comments. I'm gonna' be writing you an email soon anyway. I've wondered something [else] long enough, and I'm finally just going to ask. ,-) No! It is not personal! -gigggggles-

SmilingSally said...

Well, BJ, it looks as if you started a German pancake tide of eating pleasure!

I love this anniversary gift. You can't do better than blue and white! Happy Blue Monday.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh BJ, if only I could reach right through my computer screen, I WOULD!! Your German pancakes look delicious!!.. and I LOVE all the beautiful blue dishes! The only thing I can't find yet is that blackberry wine!! I'VE LOOKED! Only a couple of smaller places though.. I'll keep looking! Happy Blue Monday! ((hugs)) ~tina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What wonderful gifts and delicious too! I'm lovin those pancakes and girl, do they look good! I'll eat them any way at all but all dressed up with powdered sugar and fruit, Mmmm!
Thanks for sharing and have a scrumptious day. This would make a good Tea Time post for tomorrow too.


Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely surprise and such a lovely and unique gift. I t looks like a wonderful breakfast, bj. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

CIELO said...

Oh BJ... I want some of that! Yummy! I love crepes, but have never tried making them.... they look hard to make... ;) Bless you and yours as well as the cottage you live in, dear BJ. Thanks for participating in "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"


A 2 Z said...

Hi BJ,

Visiting from Show off your Cottage Monday. I loved everything in those pictures: the dishes, the crepes and especially those cute cherries. Well, I'm full now. So I guess I will go home. Thanks for the visit!


Anonymous said...

Happy Blue Monday. mmmmmm-yummy pancake discussion! What a nice nice gift! And you're still enjoying your celebration! :) Neat! Jenn

Sue said...

Oh what a wonderful batch of gifts! I love the information on the pancake...I've never made one, but they sound so good.

The blue dishes are so pretty...a little change is good, even if they are more modern...I'm already picturing them with your red things for the 4th of July!


From the Kitchen said...

Blue Mondays are no longer blue with posts like this. Thanks for sharing!


Marice said...

awww how sweet :) everything is so beautiful and yummy too!
u may view mine here

Kissed by an Angel said...

Gorgeous gifts, and kindness!!! Wonderful pancakes too!!

Mary said...

What a terrific gift, and I love your blue table! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Anonymous said...

Came by for Blue Monday and saw this post - and made me want more German pancakes...gotta get some strawberries!Jenn