Sunday, June 17, 2012

Breakfast for 8 on the Porch

I hope everyone who celebrated Father's Day had a great one!  My dad has been gone a long time,  he died young when I was a teen.

I cherish the memories I have of him, and know I am blessed to have had a wonderful dad.

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We celebrated Father's Day  here in Southampton, with a late breakfast on the porch.

A little beachy look, we live near the Bay, and on an Island.
So the beach is never far away!  :)

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I used the tablecloths I made for our beach community's Covered Dish supper last summer.
The fabric is wonderful, almost like a canvas, and is from Duralee Outlet in Bay Shore.

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To cover the legs, I used a fitted tablecloth I got from linens and  It was a great bargain that week.
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I kept it simple, our party of 8 included my 4 young gkids!

I love blue and white, so nice and crisp!

The sailboat centerpiece is also the same I used for the Covered Dish, HERE.

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The dish is from Pier One a few years ago, a great sale, so I bought 18!  They are very versatile, coupe shaped and waves going through them.

My everyday Dansk flatware, napkins are new, from the supermarket, 100 % cotton.  I love how they go with this cloth.
 I know they were under a dollar each.

The napkin ring was .25 at CTS.

On the menu ?  Something to please picky palates!

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Let's Dish 819 DH's freshly made Blueberry Muffins.
Those food covers from the .99 cent store came in handy!

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Fresh pineapple, strawberries, cherries, grapes.
Bacon, Blueberry pancakes and a big bowl of freshly whipped cream!
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Everyone was happy, and the kids especially liked having the whipped cream!

Oh, ds and dil expecting baby # 5 July 4th.  All prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby appreciated!

No, they don't know, if it a boy or girl, they never do.  Makes it more fun not knowing.  They have 1 girl and 3 boys now.  :)

Since we didn't have enough fruit :) , I made a fresh peach cake with a cream cheese, sour cream topping.

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I used a white cake recipe, but subbed milk for the water, the juice from the macerated peaches and  a splash of apricot brandy .

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Slice the peaches , about 5, and macerate in sugar, cinnamon and another splash of apricot brandy.

When the cake is partially baked, place the sliced peaches on top of the cake.  Return to oven a few minutes, then spread a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla.  (Soften the cream cheese, add the sugar , sour cream and vanilla.
 Mix together till smooth.)

Return to oven till the cheese mixture is set, and the cake tests done.  Don't over bake.  Let cool thoroughly.

I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
On the Menu Monday at Stone Gable
Tabletop Tuesday at Marty's
You're Gonna  Love this at Kathe with an E
Shannon's Cozy Home Party


AT THE BEACH!  to welcome the official start of SUMMER!


  1. What a great breakfast, adult and kid friendly. DH's blueberry muffins always look so good. Congrats on #5, I think it might be a boy? I thought I saw a little baby bump when I saw the photo..:) Love the blue and white table. xo

  2. What a beautiful day you had! Everyone looks so "HUNGRY"! I can't blame them, "YUMMMMY"! Congratulations on a Forth of July grandbaby. Your DIL looks GREAT!
    Have a fun week,

  3. Looks like a great breakfast. All that yummy stuff and all I'm craving now is bacon! OYE! Oh boy a baby due on July 4th. How fun is that. Praying right now for a healthy easily delivered baby!

    1. Thanks, Ellen, I really appreciate your prayers!

  4. Did you say bacon? Sounds like a fun breakfast K! I love the striped tablecloths, they look great! Not sure we could have ordered a better weekend here north of Philly, hope yours was equally beautiful:@)

  5. What a wonderful way to celebrate Father's Day! I love the fabric you re-purposed an anything with blueberries is a winner!

  6. What a great way to celebrate Father's Day. Love the table cloth and the lovely flowers!

  7. Yummy and beautiful! What a fabulous breakfast and tablesetting! Happy Father's Day to your family!
    Miss Bloomers

  8. Love the blue and white! Great table and food!! Happy Father's Day to all! hugs, Linda

  9. Wonderful breakfast! Great tablecloth. Congrats on the new addition to your family.

  10. Kathleen, the blue and white of this setting makes me think ocean breezes. Hope it was cool and pleasant for you. The menu looks delicious, and the wave plates are perfect for your home on the water.

  11. That recipe looks yummy. Breakfast looked great.

  12. Love that striped tablecloth! The menu sounds terrific too. I will try making that cake. Prayers for the safe delivery of #5!!!!!!!!! XO, pinky

  13. Beautiful in shades of blue Kathleen!
    I love the casual nautical look and of course your food is to die for!
    Exciting with another grandbaby on the way....woohoo!

  14. Oh there is so much food and tablescape and fun here! Your family must have felt so special! When my peaches are ready I am making this yummy cake. I love a recipe that starts with a cake mix! Thanks for bringing brunch to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  15. I LOVE that cake recipe - so what do you mean by "partially baked" and "a few minutes"? I would want to get it EXACT so I don't overbake.

    I think it looks so delish!

    Your tablescape is perfect for outside near a bay in the summer, how awesome!

  16. what a beautiful table setting! i looks like you had awonderful brunch! thanks for sharing!

  17. What a fun table for Father's Day. I love your striped tablecloth. Isn't it so fun to enjoy the beautiful weather and eat outside. I love it with the little ones so they can run around and not bother anyone as we linger.

  18. I love the blues and whites together! Very beachy and cool! Like you, my dad passed away, very young when I was a teen, so Fathers Day has always been kind of bittersweet for me. I do like to make it special for my dear hubby, though, since he is such a great dad. Thanks for the peach cake recipe. Looks delicious!

  19. What a lovely setting for brunch!!! Very pretty. I must say that I am very intrigued by your cake....

  20. Your DIL looks lovely:) Soon..July 4th..just like our Noah..what a fun outdoor getogether!
    I still envy your CTS:)

  21. Beautiful celebration! Your DIL looks wonderful, congratulations! Hey, I hope she doesn't go late, but you could have a grandbaby on my birthday :)

  22. Ah, you have captured the season and the salt sea air. Your family is lucky to have you spoil them so.

  23. My picky little eaters would have loved your Father's Day brunch, Kathleen. Wonderful news about grandbaby #5 on the way. Prayers are coming your way that all goes well and you have a sweet little July 4th baby. Love your blue and white table.

  24. Congratulations and best of luck! And it looks like a lovely Father's Day!

  25. OK, that peach cake looks just fantastic. We're big peach lovers around this place.

    It all looks wonderful. Blue hydrangeas and Father's Day just go together like peas and carrots.

    Disclaimer: I do not like peas and carrots. I do like blue hydrangeas. Grin.

  26. What a lovely breakfast! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  27. Yum! It looks delicious and pretty, too. I love the crispness of the blues and white.

    I miss my father, too. It seems that as the years pass, I miss him more and more.♥

  28. The blue and white is so stunning! I love everything about this table. What a great way to enjoy the day.

    Jocelyn @

  29. Gorgeous shade of blue! Those muffins look delicious, wish Howard would take up baking.

  30. The meal looks downright tasty, Kathleen, and you did a great job of creating a "family-friendly" tablescape that all could enjoy without fear! :-) I LOVE the waves in the plates!!! Your deck is huge!!! Boy, don't I wish! We can only seat 14 on our comfortably. I'm pretty sure you could accommodate twice that with all that wonderful space! Hope you had a good weekend. I'm feeling much more on top of things now and looking forward to your blog party on Wednesday evening! Congratulations on the "almost here" baby!!!!!!

  31. A great setting for a nice breakfast, perfect. Richard

  32. What a beautiful and peaceful setting.

  33. I love that blue and white cloth! Very nautical-looking and perfect for your home. Best wishes to your DIL for a happy and healthy delivery SOON!!!

  34. The blue and white is fantastic....So glad you had a wonderful Father's Day Celebration. Love your porch area...what a great place for family gatherings!

  35. Your blue and white is perfect for your location. I'm guessing another grandson :-) Healthy is all that matters!

  36. What a beautiful setting for holiday breakfast. Every thing looks so beautiful in the blues and whites. The menu looks fabulous and I was drooling over the peach cake.

  37. Everything looks so pretty and fresh. And the food looks delish. I bet everyone had a great day and congrats on new addtion to the family!

  38. Lovely table! Your breakfast menu sound and looks delicious. I am going to have to venture out to the dollar store to look for those covers; they would come in handy!

    That peach cake is making me drool. This will be a great recipe to try when fresh peaches are in. Yum!

  39. Love your table cloth! Perfect for a beachy brunch! I forget that Linens & Things is still alive online! Those wavy plates are so cute and perfect to use on the deck. Prayers for a safe delivery of firecracker baby #5 :-)Thank you for sharing this at the party this week!

  40. wonderful table - congratulations on the new gbaby - won't they be a joy six month's old at Christmas time -what a blessing of family you have - Jennifer

  41. I love your tablecloth and love that you did something different by having a breakfast picnic. Usually we think of hot dogs and hamburgers outside, but it's so much nicer to be out in the morning before it gets quite so hot in the summer. Your table setting is beautiful as always Congrats on the soon-to-be new member of your family. Thanks for joining me at the Grill, BBQ, and Picnic Party today!

  42. Wow, your breakfast is lovey and perfect for a summer day. Love the blue.

  43. Looks like a perfect day!

    - The Tablescaper

  44. Oh wow, looks delish!
    Very coastal summery setting too, so nice!

  45. Beautiful food on beautiful tables. I love those wonderful tablecloths you made. Of course, the first picture of the hydrangeas took my breath. laurie

  46. How beautiful! I love pretty blues for summer decorating!


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