During my single years breakfast was usually a bottle of Tab (are you old enough to remember Tab? I still miss it!) Not a great way to start the day.
Now my husband and I always sit down to a nice breakfast. I like a lot of variety of things to eat for breakfast, so I have learned to cut down on the size of the portions and we never eat things like muffins or sweet rolls. The closest we get to a big sugar fix is to occasionally have homemade jam or jelly on our toast.
Today was a fairly typical breakfast - two slices of cantaloupe, 1/2 container (4 oz each) of lite blueberry yogurt, one soft-boiled egg served in an egg cup, cracked wheat sour dough toast.
I love eating soft-boiled eggs in an egg cup. I used to have some really ugly wooden egg cups that I finally threw away, which meant that I had to find new ones. Since I am
cheap thrifty the number one priority was cost. Number two was they had to be nice - please, no plastic. Trying to find egg cups is hard enough without all those mandates.
Last month while perusing the mark-down stuff on the end-cap of Ross, I spied a box of four white egg cups. Wow - those are not bad looking. It was the only box there and when I flipped it over the mark-down price was $2.99. Well, ok then! I can do that...
The little silver spoons are demitasse spoons my great-grandma brought over from the old country. Perfect size for egg spoons.
A really fun place to visit is a site called Jennifer Causey's Simply Breakfast. Jennifer is a professional photographer who also maintains the blog Simply Photos (there's a link on her sidebar.) You lovers of all things French may want to add her photographic journey of all things Paris to your Christmas list. I
stole borrowed a few picture and I'm hoping she won't mind.
Head over and check out her blog, her shop (fabulous prints for sale), her books, and her wedding portfolio.
Other photos by Jennifer...
I'll be doing a bit of housework this morning since it's raining again. Yesterday I managed to get all the extra Siberian Iris planted in the wildflower/grass field (we call it the "gully") and finished cleaning the cutting garden. Next year, in addition to bearded iris blooming in the "gully", there will also be hundreds of Siberian Iris.
|The "Gully" late spring|
Have a nice day...
And...don't forget to vote tomorrow!
If you need a reminder of why, take a look at this wonderful photo journey of women's suffrage: