Hi all– This isn’t really a recipe, but an idea that was so much fun, I thought you’d like to know about it. Saturday morning a tableful of friends came in the door for breakfast and a favorite books “show and tell.”
We started off with a breakfast board down the middle of the table– sort of a help yourself to whatever looks good kind of meal. Drank mugs of tea and laughed and talked over the week…
Then we all pulled out a short stack of what we’ve been reading lately to recommend to each other. I typed up the list of books with small descriptions and emailed off the recommendations for everyone to use for future book possibilities. So fun! (we all had things to say about each other’s books–adding on movie and podcast ideas).
So here’s the Breakfast Board list –just in case you want to throw one together–
(sort of like a cheese board, but with breakfasty things thrown in!)
Cranberry walnut bread
Mini blueberry muffins
Hard boiled eggs (salt & pepper)
Pears, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe
Berry jam & orange marmalade, honey
(throw on a few flowers for the pretty part)
I got the long board (4′ by 12″) at Home Depot for $8. Larry sanded and oiled it to make a breakfast worthy serving board.
And here’s a handful of the books we talked about:
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
Hearing God by Dallas Willard
Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah
A Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
Here’s to friends who read and love noisy talks over breakfast!! Can’t wait to do it again!
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It was a wonderful, amazing morning! Thank you again. Xoxo
Thanks thanks dear Ruth. I thought it was loads of fun too. Are you free for lunch soon?? I’ll email. xox
Oh! This warms my bookish heart! What a perfect party! Thanks for sharing!
HI Carol– wish you could have been with us!! You’d add so much to our book talk! xox
WOW! I would love something like this! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks RobbyeFaye– do you have a handful of book reading friends for breakfast with?? I’m guessing the answer is yes! It was a on of fun. and thanks for your book reviews– always watching for new authors!! xo
NO, Rhonda, unfortunately I don’t! But, this encourages me to try to meet more people in order to do this, it looks like so much fun!
You are welcome. I sometimes (who am I kidding), I always tend to overbook. I love reading so much and just can’t bring myself to say no to an author’s request. They do have to wait several months, though as I’ always booked out 4-8 months in advance!
Gosh RobbyeFaye– what a book list! I’m in a Lit group that’s been meeting every month for over 30 years– keeps me reading things I might not pick up otherwise. Love hearing what those smart ladies have to say about what we read… Love your reviews. xo
Rhonda, that is so neat! I need to find a book group, or perhaps start one. I live in such a small place that there aren’t any around here! Thanks for the kind words about my reviews! Blessings~
I hope you find your reading buddies RobbyeFaye!! xo
Thanks, Rhonda! If nothing else (as if I have nothing else to do, LOL!!!), I may start an online book club!
That would be cool Robbye Faye!
I am seriously thinking about it!
Go for it RobbyeFaye!! xo
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What a great idea, Rhonda! You got a good turnout and your breakfast boards looks remarkable. Thanks for sharing the fun titles and food with us! xo
HI Marcia– I sure wish you could have been there with us! I know you’d have so much to say! It was a wonderful morning together… xox
The breakfast table looks wonderful! Great idea! 😊
thanks thanks! Loved your Hermitage of Baird and Blackford Hill– what a beautiful piece of land… xox
Oh what a beautiful table. I love this idea.
Hi Lacey– glad you like it. It was a lot of fun to do– just gather a lot of breakfast food and fit it together like a puzzle. I saw a book on vacation that was all meals on boards– it was so fun but too $$. It had a s’more board, beach boards… so I’m thinking how I can use this board I now have! Hope you’re doing well, Lacey. xox
Oh I love this so much. I like making meals out of snacks and am always afraid I’m missing out on some good food. This lets you sample everything. Plus it looks fancy.
It was fun to do Lacey– and I like meals when everyone can pick out what they like– like a taco bar or tapas. It worked well and there was a lot of food talk at the table and passing things around etc. xox
Rhonda, this is such a great idea! What fun! Friends, food, books… sounds like a great time!
Hey Daisy– it was a whole lot of fun. Ruth said– we should do this every month!! xox
What a wonderful idea Rhonda. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a morning. x
You’re right Brigid! It was so so much fun–friends, food and books! What’s not to like? xox
Rhonda, what a lovely idea! Thank you for always sharing your gifts with us!! ❤
Hi Flora!! How how are you??! We just had our last MOPS meeting of the year yesterday and it makes me think of all the past MOPS moms!! hugs from here.
I love it. Both ideas. You have a great eye, Rhonda. That looks delicious.
Oh thanks Lisa– it was fun putting it together, like a puzzle. I’m still thinking about that yellow coat on your blog! so pretty! xox
What yellow coat?
Sorry!! Got mixed up with another Lisa who did a art/fashion post– with a beautiful yellow coat!! I’m a scatterbrain sometimes! hugs!
Yay, this looks like so much fun Rhonda! And your breakfast looks delicious! The wooden board is just perfect!😍
It was loads of fun– and now I have that big board– trying to figure out what I can serve on it next. Your coconut pineapple cake looks so moist and flavorful!! hugs Ursula!
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What a fun idea. I would love to do this with my book club. Your breakfast board looks divine! – Kat
OH thanks Kat! You should! It’s so easy to organize– just email everyone to bring a couple favorite books and make breakfast! What are you all reading now?? xox
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That’s so cool x
Thanks Sue– just read through your new blog! Be fun to see what you post ahead…
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Dear Rhonda, I’m going to use your idea of a breakfast board for my end of the year Moms in Prayer gathering. It simply looks wonderful!! I did have a question about preparing the wood board before placing food on it? What did your husband use to seal it with that is food safe? Thank you.
Hi Flora– that’s what I wondered about because I just bought a cheap board at Home Depot. But he said it was good just to sand it down and oiled it all over with vegetable oil (a couple days ahead so it would dry) and that kept the board from getting stained by cheese or ham etc. I got a new cookbook called Platters and Boards with all kinds of ideas for these kinds of meals– so I can use my board again! And– Your Moms Prayer Gathering sounds like a wonderful group– how often do you meet?? Are they Moms from Paloma’s school? or church friends? Hope they enjoy the breakfast! hugs from here Flora!
Hi Rhonda! In the Philippines, we have a similar set up and we call kamayan style or boddle fight. But I sooo love your idea Rhonda cause you combine food and books – it’s great and looks so wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Big hugs from Cambodia!😘😘😘
Hi Lilly! Would love to see your kamayan version Lilly?? You’re doing so many beautiful food posts lately! xox
What a lovely idea!!! Can’t believe I havd never thought of this. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks thanks. Just jumped over to read through a few of your posts. Loved your list for kids– Hooray for pajama day!
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