Friday, February 15, 2013

Country Whites Weekend #3--Good Morning!


Welcome to Country Whites Weekend!
It’s plain and simple and oh, so sweet.
Embrace your country whites and share them here!  
Inspire us. Take us home. Fill us with country charm.


Good Morning, Everyone! 
The old Rooster just crowed. . . .
It's a brand new day. . . .and a brand new party!
Grab your coffee--or tea--and join us!


I don't know about you but my day doesn't start without a good cup of coffee. . .


I admit, John totally spoils me every morning. . . .He's up way before sunrise--making sure the coffee is hot and ready when my feet hit the floor. . . .


I try to keep him happy, too, with special treats every now and then. . . .
This morning I brought out Butterscotch Scones. . . .
Afterall, what's a party without something good and sweet and homemade?


He loves his scones heated and spread with homemade butter. . . .
(Calories aren't a worry for him, Ladies)

I use a basic, easy recipe from my Great Aunt Emma--
adding in John's choice of raisins, pecans, coconut, 
chocolate chips, butterscotch pieces, white chocolate, 
dried cranberries, or whatever is on hand.
For this morning, he chose butterscotch chips--says they're "wonderful"--
and insists that I share the recipe with you.
So, here it is, compliments of John and Aunt Emma. . .
It's "lovin' from the oven. . ."


 Scones
Combine 2 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt. Cut in 1/2 cup softened butter with a pastry blender. In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup milk or cream, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. 
Add to flour mixture and mix just until the flour mixture is moist.
Add 1 cup--your choice-- raisins, currants, pecans, 
dried coconut,dried apples, candied fruit, chocolate chips, 
butterscotch pieces, or white chocolate, or what's on hand.
Be creative!
Scoop batter with a 1/4 cup measure onto a baking sheet 
and bake 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees.


Now that we have our coffee perked and scones in hand, it's time to party!
I'm anxious to see what you've been up to this past month. . . .


‘Country Whites Weekend’
The third weekend of every month…
Friday morning through Sunday evening.


Held jointly at
The Country Farm Home
&
Link here or there and you will show up on both blogs.
Features will be held the following Friday.
Be sure to check both blogs to see if your country whites have been featured.

You may link up to three posts!

Please Do:
Write your country whites post first and link back here to Country Whites Weekend with
Text or link back with the Country Whites Weekend photo within your post.
Here at the party, be sure to link up your post url, not your blog url.
We’d appreciate it if you became a follower of both our blogs.
Take the time to visit at least 3 other party participants.

Please Don’t:
Link to shops, giveaways, parties and blog hops.
Link up something that you have already shared here.
Use photos that aren't your own.

Guess that about does it. . . .
So. . . .Let's Party!!
 


26 comments:

Dawn said...

Thanks for hosting, I will be back later to see all the links:)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I finally have something white to link up. Thanks for hosting!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dru, This is the perfect whites post for today. I just got my cup of coffee and ready to party. Wait, I can't reach your sconces. Oh now!!!
Thank you for sharing the recipe and inspiring us with your great pics.
Thank you for joint hosting. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Celestina Marie said...

I meant, oh no~~ LOL

Jann Olson said...

Are you waking up to Folgers in your cup? lol! You know that's how I chose the title of my blog. I just adored that Swedish Mrs. Olson that did the Folgers commercials. And my initials do just happen to be J.O. (cup of JO)
Ha, ha, too bad I don't drink coffee. Seriously, hard to believe with the name I chose. But I do love me a little sweet for breakfast. Today I am having a left over luschious lemon pastry I made for Valentines Day. Good thing I don't have sweets for breakfast every morning or I'd be one big mama! As always Dru, adore your farmhouse whites! I love scones so I will be pinning your recipe. Have a great day on the farm!
hugs,
Jann

Old Time Cindy said...

Morning, Dru! Happy Country Whites Weekend, my friend! Hmmm...is that a cute baking center I see? Looks like what I have envisioned. Talk to you soon.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

chateau chic said...

I'm here with my cup of coffee to enjoy the party. Unfortunately, none of those scrumptious looking scones are showing up in my kitchen.
Thanks for hosting, Dru.
Mary Alice

Linda Miller said...

Dru, Thank you for the invite to Country White Weekend. I just love reading your blog and have adding you to my reading list. Please keep the great posts coming. Coffee and scones are a great way to get the morning started. Yum, thank you!
Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Dru...I love your glass jars in your baking center. I just got rid of my red canisters and purchased glass ones with tin lids. Love them. By seeing the flour and sugar...it gave me more white in the kitchen and the glass jars just say country farmhouse in the kitchen.
hugs,
Cindy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love your farmhouse style! Thanks for hosting.

Ruby and Arthur said...

Thanks for hosting. I always look forward to your country whites weekend! Jean

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely post today. I copied your Scone recipe as it sounds simple and delicious. Hopefully I'll be able to link up again next week. Blessings, Pamela

Susie said...

Thanks for the recipe. The little white pitcher looks like it has been around for a long time and used plenty. Have a fun filled weekend. xoxo,Susie

Vesna said...

Thanks for hosting this lovely party Dru!
Wish you a happy weekend!
Blessings,
Vesna - HOME CHIC CLUB
http://vesna-kreativnostidrugesitnice.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Beautiful photos!Those scones sound delicious!
xx
Anne

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Thanks for hosting! The scones look yummy! I like your glass cannisters, I have large ones on my counter for my baking ingredients.

Barbara Jean said...

Fun post!!

blessings
barb

pink*cherub*moon said...

I lvoe your photos! The old perculator just like my parents had, the enamel bowl, flour sifter, all things I grew up watching my mom and grandma use! The scones sound wonderful! I love having quiet coffee moments with my husband. It's our time and we cherish it (even if sometimes we have to go out for coffee and hide in the car to get some alone time LOL) It's the best! Thank you for sharing your recipe! I wish I had something white to post about and link up. I'll have to work on that :) Have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

pink*cherub*moon said...

I lvoe your photos! The old perculator just like my parents had, the enamel bowl, flour sifter, all things I grew up watching my mom and grandma use! The scones sound wonderful! I love having quiet coffee moments with my husband. It's our time and we cherish it (even if sometimes we have to go out for coffee and hide in the car to get some alone time LOL) It's the best! Thank you for sharing your recipe! I wish I had something white to post about and link up. I'll have to work on that :) Have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

Diane said...

I don't have anything to link up this weekend, but wanted to stop by. I love your sweet, simple glass cannisters with the scoops inside. Thanks for sharing the scones recipe as well. I do bake on occasion so I'll have to try these!

Chenille Cottage said...

Ahhhhhh.....I can smell the fresh coffee brewing and the scones a bakin! What a wonderful way to start the day for you and your sweetheart.
Your home is so inviting and reminiscent of times gone by.
Have a wonderful weekend, my sweet friend!
Country Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Ayu Maselli said...

Good Morning Dru,

Thanks so much for your visit and lovely message.So happy to receive it.
Oh my I love your kitchen, the cabinet and jars. such a simple country living love it.
wishing you a beautiful weekend
warmly hug

Sharing Shadymont said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog. It's so wonderful and reminds me of times gone by! I'm joining your party this week. Thanks for hosting!

Pendra said...

Hello Dru and John, hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for Aunt Emma's great recipe and hosting this beautiful party. So many creative and very talented people!
Hugs,
Pendra

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for hosting....I always enjoy looking at your photos!

Pam said...

Everything is so beautiful! Thank you for the delicious scones recipe. When Prince William and Kate got married, my oldest daughter came over at 4:30 in the morning and I made scones and hot tea for us to watch the wedding. We would have dressed up but it was way to early!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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