Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, November 22, 2009


The calories. I know.  It's Sunday though, and most of you have a busy, busy week ahead.  Just one hot croissant with a little home-made honey butter.   The recipe is written below.   
I made a pot of coffee and one of tea, both steaming.  The cream is icy-cold.  Sugar and its substitute is in the cabinet.   Make yourself at home.   Chilled gingered apple cider is in the crystal pitcher.

Put the natural linen napkin on your lap.   No, the monograms don't  all match  -- that's their charm.   Relax.  Lean back in your chair and breathe deeply.   Now enjoy breakfast and enjoy the day the Lord has made.   
Seconds? Of course!  
Do you have a busy week ahead?    Tell me about it

Honey Butter
1 stick real butter, room temperature
1 stick fresh margarine, room temperature
1/4 cup good quality honey
1/4 cup Half n Half

Mix butter and margarine together with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended.  Beat in honey, a tablespoon at a time until blended thoroughly. Beat in Half n Half a tablespoon at a time until smooth and fluffy. Optional garnish:  candied orange peel. It's awesome!


Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I bought a big pkg of croissants at the grocery on Friday. For holidays, when we'll be busy, I cut them in half, fill with ham and cheese, and wrap individually, then put each individually wrapped sandwich in a zippered bag. When we want breakfast, a minute or two in the microwave, a dish of ambrosia, a cup of coffee, juice, and you have a wonderful holiday breakfast! Have a great one! Becky

sylvia said...

oh so nice of you,thank you very mutch,Ilove it..have a beautiful sunday.hug from sylvia

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Busy? Oh, yes! My sister was just on the phone to coordinate Thanksgiving provisions. I have the house to clean, the table to set, the turkey to thaw and then cook, cook, cook! (all around work!) I love it! C


Oh that looks fabulous! ~ Angela

Pondside said...

The Great Dane will be bemused when this treat is on the table this morning - he'll never know what prompted it!

Wanda said...

Thanks Janean for your visit and comment at Moments of Mine. I'm now going to explore your lovely blog.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Looks yummy....I've been up since the sunrise (actually -- there's no sun around here today, but since daylight) and I've been cooking away for the busy Thanksgiving week ahead. No time for a leisurely breakfast today.

marie said...

Thank you for the lovely Sunday brunch!
My week ahead - way too busy, but full of blessings each day!

Maria said...

Hi Janean!
So nice to 'meet' you!
Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog...
...and here I am at yours too!

The honey butter recipe is perfect for us... It's a favorite topping for us to put butter, then a little honey too...

I read to your last post, the pumpkin pie looks fabulous! It's so pretty with the little decos all around the crust!

It was so wonderful to visit here!
~~~ Many Blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving~

KayEllen said...

yummy and calorie free right?

Have a blessed weekend!


Annabelle said...

Well, thank you for breakfast! It was wonderful to be here. :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh delish! Gingered cider? that sounds wonderful! Do you have a recipe?

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Looks delish!!!
I make honey cinnamon butter all the time the fam loves it for breakfast on toast,also on pumpkin or banana bread.
So easy and so good too!!

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

That sounds soooo wonderful! Thanks for the recipe, I'll surely be trying it.

Cora said...

Thank you for the breakfast...I love honey butter!!! :)
I'm feeling right at room here on your blog. Loving it so far. You share some of the same loves that I enjoy. I too LOVE love the pie plate..it's awesome!

I'll be back to visit again!
Thanks for your visit to mine.
Blessings to you and yours,

Dogwood said...

So elegant to have a croissant and honey butter for breakfast. One of my absolute favorites. Forget the calories and enjoy.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Janean, what a lovely post! Everything looks and sounds so yummy, I love honeybutter! Can you let me know how long it will last? Is it something I could make and put in little jars as gifts? My email is idyllhours@yahoo.com Love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

mamaayanna said...

When I used to live in Europe that was my sunday breakfast always (not with honey butter though, I defenately will try that!), now we try to keep tradition, but do sometimes skip. I loved seeing this post, looking delicious. Thanks! Thanks for stopping by on my site as well

mamaayanna (lilian)

June said...

mmmm, Janean, it is just melting in my mouth. Thank you so much for the invite.

chair up said...

Hi Janean, that does sound like a wonderful Sunday breakfast. I'm afraid for me it was a quick slice of peanut butter toast, scull my cup of tea and rush off to church music practice at 7.30am leaving hubby home to attend to our 8 year old who was doubled over a bucket most of the day with a tummy bug. Later in the day hubby sliced the top off his thumb on a vege slicer (I wonder if fingerprints grow back?), and I took my middle child on a date to the local market. I bought myself some beautiful fresh flowers so am enjoying them today.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! What a feast. Everything looks wonderful. What a beautiful blog you have here. Thank you so much for inviting me to tea. Thank you for the honey butter recipe too. I can't wait to try it.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I never knew how to make honey butter, but I love the taste. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

This sounds so delicious! Thank you for the recipe, I will have to try over the holidays. The photo looks great too.

Happy Thanksgiving holiday to you too!

Flower Girl said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog & your lovely comments about the vintage Christmas baubles. Mmm...coffee and a croissant...that sounds good! Rebecca x

Donna said...

The breakfast could have been better shared in person, but was wonderful anyway. I needed it for the week ahead. We will leave tomorrow so today I am baking and packing. After Thanksgiving Day with my in-laws, I will cook with my dad on Friday for my family. Then I will disappear with my daughter and granddaughters while the whole crowd watches Alabama vs Auburn football. I like football, but time with my girls is priceless. Too bad there are no tea rooms to drop in at.

Maria said...

Hubby loves honey butter. I can't wait to try the recipe!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!