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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Come in and have some breakjfast...

Good Morning my dears...
Here we are on a Saturday morning in December and not  a speck of snow:-)  Are you all in the Christmas mood?.. I expect the malls are flooded today with shoppers.. We are staying home today.. I think... smile..
Look, Terry forgot to turn off the lights in the kitchen window..

See the new Santa Toile curtains that I made yesterday? 
I kind of like them for a change.. I usually am not a Santa person since our kids are all grown and even our grandsons are past the age  but I saw this fabric and it called out to me.. grin..

Anyway, it is a bit dark in here but for some reason I love puttering around early in the morning..
Quiet and a bit dark.. Do you? 
Where is the coffee pot?

Ahhh... there it is... The first thing I usually do is put Sammi out and put the coffee on..
And then I go into the Family Room and say good morning to my Lord .. He always meets me there.. Every morning.. smile..

I was wondering if you would like some coffee and perhaps a piece of the English Muffin Bread I made yesterday..
I haven't made it since the kids were living here ... I saw it in my cookbook yesterday and as Terry loves this I thought I would make it again.. Besides, we are trying not to buy bread... I just want to make it..
With the no knead recipes it is quite simple.. We don't eat a lot of bread but he likes his toast in the mornings..
Let me slice a couple of pieces off for us, eh!

It has cornmeal on it..  I will toast a couple of slices..

Would you like some homemade strawberry or perhaps the dandelion jelly.. It is so good.. I am so glad I had some left over for us...



I am so glad you dropped in for breakfast...
Are you already for Christmas?  Today, I hope to get the mantel decorated and perhaps the front foyer..
What are your plans?

Oh, yes here is the recipe for the bread..

HOMEMADE ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD..

2 packages of dry yeast  (I used 4 tsp. of instant yeast)
6 cups of flour
1 T. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of water
cornmeal
Combine 3 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda..
Whisk together..
Heat liquids until quite hot and add to dry ingredients..
Stir in the rest of flour to make a stiff batter..
Grease and sprinkle  2 x 8-1/4 by 4-1//2 inch pans with cornmeal..
Spoon  into pans and sprinkle with cornmeal..  Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled for bout an hour..
Bake in 400 degree F. oven for 25 minutes or so..
Remove from pans immediately and let cool..

Well, I must get to work.. So glad you dropped by..
Have a blessed weekend.. Let me know how you are all doing..
I so enjoy your visits and comments..

Oh my... it is still raining out there..


Is it raining where you are? 

God bless you all..

15 comments:

  1. Lovely breakfast. We are having our coldest day so far this year, the moon was so bright last night it was like day. I always enjoy your pictures and music. I would like to sit on that sofa with all the pillows, I especially like it.

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  2. Good Mornin, the bread looks delish...and with a cup of fresh cofee...mmm..your lovely home looks wonderful for the holidays, pretty curtains,festive for the season. We were supposed to have 1-3" of snow. NONE..and the sun is out...:) trying the bread, we like english muffins here, I have made those from scratch once, and they came out good, but I made them a bit small..The bread sounds perfect
    thank you for sharing....have a beautiful day..

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  3. Good Mornin, the bread looks delish...and with a cup of fresh cofee...mmm..your lovely home looks wonderful for the holidays, pretty curtains,festive for the season. We were supposed to have 1-3" of snow. NONE..and the sun is out...:) trying the bread, we like english muffins here, I have made those from scratch once, and they came out good, but I made them a bit small..The bread sounds perfect
    thank you for sharing....have a beautiful day..

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  4. Faye, I really would enjoy a breakfast like that - in fact it's pretty similar to mine most mornings!

    I really love the Santa toile curtains! What a lovely way to add Christmas to the kitchen decor!
    Blessings to you!
    Christine

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  5. Hi Faye! I so love to read your posts, I always smile.

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  6. Good morning Faye,
    The valance turned out lovely.
    I love waking up to Christmas lights, we turn them off at night but I do try to have them all on before the boys are up for the day.
    I think I may be making the bread today while I have the oven on for Winterberry and Sasafrass's Baked Apple Muffins.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kendra

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  7. Your Santa on the window sill is so cute! (from last post) I love your new valance, so sweet and Christmas-sy.
    I have not made the English muffin bread for years, I should make some no-kneed bread today! That would be good for supper and for snacking on later. Thank you for the inspiration. I am going to address and write out a few Christmas cards today and mail a package to Daughter #2. That's about it. It's almost 11:00 and I am finally ready to shower and get dressed for the day. I am usually up and at it sooner than this every day of the week, but I decided to be lazy today.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  8. Yummy breakfast. Where did you find the Santa toile? I love it.

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  9. I LOVE bread...love it hot out of the oven with a nice thick slab of butter to go with it ;) :) I would enjoy breakfast at your house :) :) I'm glad your Christmas lights were left on. They are beautiful :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  10. Hi Faye! I'm a bread lover from way, way back. My daddy used to be a cook & baker in the Merchant Marine & he made the most delicious homemade bread. I was hooked early & I think I would rather eat a good piece of hot homemade bread slathered with butter (or sprinkled with salt) than a piece of cake or a box of candy : ) I love your Santa curtains! I have never been much of a Santa person myself ... I try to let Christ take the center stage He deserves at Christmastime ... but I could really enjoy those curtains : ) Someone else posted photos of several cross stitch Santa ornaments she made recently & I am being enticed by those too. Blessings, Shirlee

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  11. I love your window. The decorations and the curtains look so inviting. I would love to come in and share a cup of coffee with you. Some of that homemade bread and I would love to try that dandelion jelly. I never did get around to making it this year. Hopefully I can remember it next year. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  12. I've been waiting all week for rain that was forcast and today it finally came. All six drops of it....what a let down.
    Love the kitchen curtains, very pretty. Maa

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  13. I love your view, the curtains are just wonderful. I love the fabric! The windows look so appealing. I love your cottage. I have never made this kind of bread before, but it sure sounds good. Another one I will have to try!

    I am working on food for the Sisters meeting coming up Tuesday. A little bit of everything easy,cooked meatballs, cranberry & broccoli slaw (because it's special at Christmas), a cheese ball & crackers, and for dessert, Christmas bread, from Debbie Macomber's new cook book, made with cream cheese and strawberry filly. She called for raspberry, but I had strawberry. I made it during Thanksgiving, my fellows loved it. I have it already made in the freezer, just need to thaw & bake.

    Here's a thought from way back in 2001, from a Bishop in a women's service I visited:

    You are now carrying Mary's Baby!

    Something to ponder on this frigid night!

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  14. Your window is so pretty and festive ~ I love it! And I love homemade bread! It is chilly here today ~ but sunny and bright so a lovely day!

    Sweet blessings on your day,
    Sharon

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  15. hello
    i love your window it looks very festive. i love your curtains and your bread looks so yummie.i love your cosy cottage.
    we have also rain.
    blessings regina

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