October 18, 2015

Farmhouse Breakfast Table & Recipe

This is a long post...
so grab a beverage and settle in for a few minutes. :-)

Rise and Shine Time!


The Menu

hash brown skillet mix
biscuits or muffins
mixed fruit salad
orange juice
coffee
  



The Table

I decided to set this breakfast table with blues and yellows. 

They are happy colors and a good way to start the day...
along with a good cup of coffee and fresh orange juice. 


I started this table setting with a rustic grain sack look table runner and placemats. (Staying, with a happy rise and shine theme here.)

Then I began layering plates, fall decorations, etc.

The larger plates are Spode while the smaller plates are Staffordshire.

I added in a wine glass for orange juice, and fun. 

I tucked a couple of silk leaves into the plates just for color in the pics. 
And the white cups are some that go with a set of Corelle dishes. 


The napkin rings are from Dillards. 
And the yellow napkins...no memory of where I purchased them years ago. ha. 

The stainless is Oneida, Sheraton. 
I love it for the slightly federal look that it has. 




The small white porcelain bowl will be just right to hold yummy muffins.



This white porcelain baker will be just right to hold my yummy skillet breakfast recipe. 
(You cook it in one skillet...then pop it into a baker to keep it nice and hot until ready to serve.) 
Recipe later.


I had to lighten my pics some...as I took them in the afternoon. 

I like to set a pretty table the night before so that it is ready in the morning. But if you are a morning person...just get up a few minutes earlier to set the table. ha.


This is not intended to be a formal table setting...but rather a casual one for a day that can be started leisurely, with a second, or third cup of coffee...and conversation. 









Good Morning Sunshine!



I used these pretty silk sunflowers for a bright touch. 

Fresh flowers would be best, and If I were having guests that is what I would use.

This table is for us. 



The Recipe
Skillet Breakfast

Ingredients
1/4 cup (or more) olive oil
1/2 stick of butter
1  30 ounce bag of frozen hash browned potatoes, thawed
1 cup of chopped onions
6 or 8 fresh eggs, beaten
1 cup diced cooked ham/deli ham
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 diced sweet red pepper (or green, or both)

This is another one of my loosey goosey recipes. And you can use what you have in your refrigerator to add to this recipe. 

Begin with a bag of thawed hash brown potatoes. 

Put about 1/4 cup (or more) of olive oil and 1/2 a stick of butter into a well seasoned cast iron skillet or non stick skillet. When oil is HOT, add 1 cup of chopped onions and the thawed hash brown potatoes. (Impt: make sure they are dry so that the oil does not pop.)

Cook the potatoes according to the package instructions. 

When the potatoes & onions are cooked, browned, and crispy....begin adding the following...
+1 cup of chopped cooked ham, or 1/2 a cup (or more) of chopped cooked bacon.
+1 cup of sliced mushrooms (any type you like.)
+1 diced sweet red pepper
(optional: green peppers, hot stuff if you like, the choices are wide open)

Stir all additions into the hashed browned potatoes.
+Pour 6 to 8 freshly beaten eggs into the skillet. 
Stir and turn in the skillet until the eggs are done. Be careful not to burn the eggs.
+Add shredded cheese. Let melt. Serve immediately 

OR

Put the whole cooked skillet mix into an oil sprayed casserole dish/baker.
+Sprinkle additional 1/2 cup of shredded cheese over the potato, egg, veggie mixture. 
Place in a 350 degree oven to stay warm while you wait to serve it. The cheese will melt.


I used to make this a lot and most folks really like it. It puts your traditional breakfast into one dish. (eggs, ham/bacon, potatoes, etc.)
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Notes
+You may use more eggs if you want to. 
+you may use leftover baked potatoes, rough chopped, instead of packaged potatoes.
+Add or subtract ingredients depending on how many people you are feeding or how much you have in the refrigerator. :-)
+You may want to add salt and pepper. (I don't add these to our foods for health reasons.) 
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And here are a few pics in the morning light.













Start your day with a pretty table, and a good country breakfast!

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 Here are other October posts, in case you missed them.
Neutral Fall Farmhouse Table
Grab a Bowl and Decorate!
New Tablescape: Same Bowl Different Filler!
Farmhouse Table: And there was light!
Farmhouse or Country French?
Fall Decorating: Pumpkins in the Parlor
Fall Decorating: Make an Easy Mummy Pumpkin
Fall Decorating: Pumpkins and Lanterns
Fall Decorating in the Parlor
Fall Decorating: Make Your Own Pumpkin Designs & P...
Farmhouse Breakfast Table & Recipe

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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