Saturday, February 2, 2013

Matters of the Heart

There is nothing  like    getting  together  with your  sisters in Christ   for   fellowship and   prayer...
Leisuring over our  cups of   tea and coffee, sharing   our lives and   what  we  are  learning  through our  Spirit life is  a  precious treasure to us....   and  God is moving  so much   in each of lives,   there is never a dull  moment....

We  enjoyed  our  wonderful  Valentine Brunch this morning....celebrating   Judy's birthday!...   it was so great   getting together   as we do every Saturday to pray,   but   today  for   a bit of fun, as well..   well, to  be honest  we always have fun!!!!  But   today  the  Spirit   flowed , not only  in  our time together,   but in the preparations as well.
 Last week I  shared about the  tablescape here.
This morning  I wa s  anxious to  get the cooking   done....
  You'll want to   see  what  we   ate   ...  it  was   fabulous!!   Click on!!!!!

 For the  Strawberry  and   Cream Cheese  Stuffed  French Toast, I  began by  cleaning and  mashing  a cup of  berries and    placing them in a  pan   with   1/4  sugar and  3/4 cup water and let them  come to a slow boil   .  I add 2 T  of  flour to  the water   to   aid in  thickening.  After the boiled I let them simmer for   awhile...  stirring occasionally.  Soon   my   strawberry  syrup was   ready...
meanwhile,  I  took 8 ounces of softened  cream cheese    and  added  1,4 c  sugar  and  2 tsp of vanilla..
(Note:)   When my daughter read   my recipe  last week,   she  wrote back  that 
 "surely, I could cut the  sugar"  so I did cut it in half   from the recipe and  it was a huge hit!!!!!
Mix up 6 eggs and   a cup of milk  as usual  for soaking the   bread.

I used  texas toast for the  bread... cut it in triangles   and  spread the  cream cheese mixture  on   one   slice and top   as a  sandwich.

Soak the bread in the  egg  mixture   and   cook  about 3 minutes on each side   on medium heat  in butter 
AS the toasted   triangle sandwiches   are ready place on a baking  sheet and   keep in a  warm over.. mine  was s et at  170...   until  they a re  ready to be served...  this  aids in the baking through  process  for the  thicker toast... 
 Pour your  strawberry slurry   in a  gravy  boat  for   easy pouring

I baked up an Impossible Quiche....   I love this recipe

4 eggs
 1 1/2 cup half and half   
a  nice  dash of  nutmeg,
 salt and pepper,
 and  1/2 cup of   baking mix, (Bisquick)
whisk that all together..  In a  frying pan  saute 
 1 onion, 
 1/2  red pepper, 
 3/4 cup  meat.
 I used  deli ham  diced
..s eason  that  with   a  good dash of  worcestershire    and   a  good dash of nutmeg.. 
 When veggies are   tender,    pour   mixture into  bottom of  baking dish...   My dish is about  9x9...
add  a  regular  8 ounce package of  shredded swiss cheese on top of that 
 spread it  evenly in pan and pour egg mixture over   top  , tapping the  dish a bit  to   get it all settled and even....
  bake  at  375 for 45 minutes
...  always  a   wonder....   so  delicious everytime!!!!

Lynne brought   wonderful strawberry yogurt with  granola  and whipped cream  parfaits
 Colleen brought   her   fabulous  cranberry nut bread!

We came to the table   hungry and   were   very well satisfied!!!!
 I am also  sharing on  The Tablescaper

Martha’s Favorites @ Martha’s Favorites

Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage

Home@ Rose Chintz Cottage

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations

Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

Open House Friday @Bernideen's Tea Time Blog


  1. Shotzy.......we loved being there !! Thank you for being the best hostess in the rock !!! Love, Lynne

  2. Shotzy.......we loved being there !! Thank you for being the best hostess in the rock !!! Love, Lynne

  3. Wow!! That French Toast looks wonderful!! Looks like a lovely time!

  4. What a wonderful get together! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

    Hope to see you again next week!

  5. Proud of you for whipping up a healthier version!!!!!!! :-) looks like you had a wonderful brunch!

    love you very much,

  6. Wonderful friends, great food and a beautiful table. What could be better? I know your guests felt like royalty with that delicious brunch. Thanks for sharing!

  7. what a feast! when can I come?

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. What a special get together you had! Wow! You all look so lovely. And your table setting is beautiful! That china pattern is so romantic! I am also loving your stuffed french toast! I think my dear hubby would like to give it a try : )

  9. Your table looks pretty, and the food delicious. Enjoyed seeing your group of praying ladies. God works when women get together and pray!

  10. Schotzy:

    Thank you so much for linking to "Friends Sharing Tea". I love this gathering of friends and that Strawberry French Toast looks incredible!

  11. Festive table, yummy menu! Looks like you had a great time~

  12. Your table is lovely and the food looks delicious. A great way to start off a meeting of fellowship.

  13. Beautiful Valentine brunch, Schotzy! I have featured your lovely brunch on my HOME party tomorrow. Just thought I would let you know. Love it! Have a lovely week, my friend, and thank you for sharing this at my tea party too.



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