Uncle Charlie is a master pancake maker. This past Sunday he made the most perfectly cooked peppered bacon and Buttermilk with lemon zest pancakes!
He even threw in some flax seeds to keep them extra healthy.
He found a note in the White Dog Cafe Cookbook about how to make your own buttermilk. We love this Philadelphia restaurant and stop here every time we head up to New Jersey or Brooklyn.
It was a perfect meal for a very busy day! He even made me a homemade latte. I love you sweet Charlie.
So after I was all charged up with wacky espresso I took on the once a year task of polishing the silver. I'm kind of a freak. I LOVE to polish silver. Bonus, the Ravens game was on in the background.
The immediate reward is so satisfying.
With good hard work the tarnish becomes shiny and new almost immediately.
When I'm finished it reminds me every time how God makes all things new in Christ.
We are just one step closer to getting the house ready for Thanksgiving and some very special guests. My 92 year young grandmother, Mary Frances a.k.a. Francie is coming all the way from Memphis to be with us. And my aunt Susan and cousin Lucy will be here from Brooklyn too. We can not wait and are reorganizing the shed to make room for them. Meaning, we are moving the man cave, or Mannex as my cute friend Kimberly so aptly named Graham's man den, to the shed. The shed will eventually get an overhaul into an office space with a glass door for the best view of the sunset on Stone Hill Farm. So the Mannex will now be a second guest room. Party at Stone Hill y'all. Can NOT wait.
Thanks again for the wonderful brunch sweet Charlie. You really are the sweetest man I've ever known. I look forward to our shed redecorating over the next few weekends. Thanks Mom for starting my silver collection for my 25th silver birthday. I'll never forget you polishing the scalloped bowl because you were so mortified how tarnished it was. Thanks to you too Tayloe for finding Granddaddy Howard's wedding gift to Auntie Margie for being in his wedding. I love that mint julep cup! Nina, thank you for the silver charger with Grandmommy Nancy's monogram. David, you gave us your silver for our wedding because you knew how much I loved to polish it and you were "over it". That was the most unexpected and generous gift! We think of you every time we use that fabulous leaf tray and the ten other trays you gave us. We are so blessed. Thank you good people.