Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fourth of July Breakfast Picnic

First off, I wish to say a warm thank you to Sherry from No Minimalist Here blog site for informing me that I became a featured blog in the Share Your Style Blog Party on June 11th.  I am grateful and very humbled.  My Breakfast on the Farm post was an absolute joy to put together.   I hope it was fun and pleasurable for those who read my post as it was for me to create it.  Remember, there are other counties in Wisconsin that participate in Breakfast on the Farm during various times throughout the month of June.  So anyone visiting Wisconsin during this month and interested in any of these farm events can check the various locations and dates on the Dairy Days of Summer website at:

At this time of the year with June in full swing and setting the stage for the start of summer activities, like most people, I spend a moment thinking about the various possibilities.  One of the activities I love the most in summer is having more opportunities to picnic outside.  (Of course, as a Wisconsinite, I can say this because we have way too long of winters that keep us indoors much longer than sanely desired.)  At the beginning of every glorious summer, I top my summer list  of plans with a commitment to take advantage of every opportunity to picnic outside, including a breakfast picnic.  What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to leisurely dine outside as often as possible, including a quiet, relaxing breakfast, especially one to celebrate the July 4th holiday.

So before family and friends come to visit or before the parade and fireworks, indulge in a quiet moment for yourself.  The pictures of our Fourth of July breakfast picnic below may help spark some of your own creative summer planning ideas.

 A yummy cheese and ham casserole and cool refreshing watermelon.

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Those muffins go well with some blueberry-lemon iced tea.  The tea, which was sent to me from my daughter, came from a little tea shop in Fort Collins, Colorado.  It makes a perfect iced tea.

Or, if you prefer, an iced butter rum coffee with vanilla sweetened whipped cream and red, white and blue sprinkles.

And some fresh sweet cherries. 

So lets grab the food tray and go outside to feel the morning breeze, warmth of the sun and to hear a occasional "moo" or two from our nearby neighbors (cows).  



  1. What a beautiful, yummy-looking post ! Certainly makes me want to have breakfast, and it's after 9 PM as I am reading this ! Looking forward to following your blog - I signed up with my email. Hugs, Dorinda

  2. Hi Dorinda,
    Thank you so much. I agree, when I look at other blogs that contain pictures of delicious food and recipes, it has me looking through my cabinets to see if I have the ingredients to make the recipe. I have way too many recipes on my list to try and yet I still find more! I am happy to you signed up to my blog. I hope you will enjoy the future posts. Warm wishes!

  3. Some truly wonderful 4th of July inspiration here..and congrats on your feature with Sherry's party!

  4. Thank you Shirley. I hope you have a great 4th of July holiday!

  5. Hi Marsha! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind words. I'm excited you found me, because now I've found your blog - which is amazing, by the way! Love all your 4th of July - so fun. Hard to believe it is getting so close. Following you now! Jane

  6. Marsha, You have me all inspired to get my patriotic creative juices going this morning. The centerpiece is wonderful with it's patriotic display flags mixed in with the greens and flowers. If it weren't raining here (again) I think I would haul out the red, white, and blue and have a picnic breakfast on the patio. Your breakfast menu sounds fabulous! Oh to have a yummy cheesy ham casserole and those tasty looking muffins to munch on. I missed your last couple of posts while I was I was off and gone on vacation so I will back track and see what I missed. Have a wonderful day..... Candy

  7. Hi Candy,
    Thank you for your lovely feedback on my 4th of July Breakfast Picnic post. I hope you had a wonderful vacation. I am a early bird, so I love to rise just as the sun comes up and sit outside (if weather permits) and take my coffee outside to listen to the birds and cows. It is such a peaceful time. And if time and weather permit, it is nice start my glorious morning by eating breakfast on the patio too. I hope you are able to catch up with your blogs after returning from vacation. Vacation is always a welcomed break. I hope we can talk again. All the best to you!

  8. What an All-American spread you have put out Marsha! It looks fabulous. So happy you came back to party again at SYS. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    XO Barbara

  9. Goodness all of this looks so yummy and inviting! Love the vignettes with the red white and blue accents! I just went through some of your other posts and enjoyed what I saw and read! Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I'm in northern Michigan and have found Wisconsin to be very similar to our state.

  10. Nice idea for breakfast! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!