November 20, 2017

Breakfast in Bed…take two for Tasty Tuesday



A few weeks ago I shared about our special family tradition of serving breakfast in bed.

I encouraged you to take the time to be intentional with your family by sharing creative ways of saying, “I Love You” …just because.

Setting a beautiful table, or eating by candlelight for instant ambiance are often things reserved for company when really we an easily do these things for our family, which is our priority.

I love you plate

What I forgot to share was one, tiny, but very important fact that I learned through life experience. When one is serving breakfast in bed to that special person, which in turn says, “I Love you, Just because,”  please communicate which of those special people will be bringing the breakfast tray downstairs after it’s done being eaten.

You are Special Plate

Otherwise that special breakfast of waffles, syrup and ice cream become a bedlam moment that one shares with their blog causing more readers to wonder, “Is this the point when Jen has completely lost it?”

If I look closely, it almost resembles modern art, don’t you think? 🙂

I’m off to see what you are all cooking up for Tasty Tuesday, AFTER I go peek at what is happening over at (in)courage today. I love these women, and when I am trying to glimpse the beauty amongst the bedlam, hearing their stories help (in)courage me to take heart.

Simple Rules for Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods – If you’re joining in with a recipe link, two simple requests. As always,  Please link directly to your recipe post and not your blog URL, so that everyone can find the recipe months from now.

Also, link back here so that everyone can join in the fun. MANY OF YOU ARE NOT linking back, and it’s just common courtesy of blog carnivals.


  1. This is my first time linky up to this party, and I’m so glad to participate. Thanks for hosting, I’m looking forward to the other great dishes.


  2. Wow! That does look like art! You could even make it a clock? 😀

    Thanks for hosting this each week! I have used Springpad to take note of yummy recipes I want to try and add them to menus. 😀


  3. I remember doing breakfast in bed a few times as a child but I’ve never done with my kids. Too scary! Awesome how you had ice cream for breakfast, I’ll bet the kids were thrilled!!


  4. That picture is hysterical.

    Thanks for the great meme.


  5. That is hilarious!


  6. I love your honesty!! Stuff like that happens in my house all the time 🙂 As always, thanks for hosting Tasty Tuesday!


  7. That is so funny! Thanks for hosting!!


  8. I have this plate for my kids. Every time they earn an award or did great at a sport event etc…. they get to eat on the special plate. But the real special day they get to eat on this plate is the day I got them (we adopted them as babies) we call that day their special day. Just love that plate!


  9. That would absolutely happen at my house… if I ever became a “yes mom” that allowed food out of the kitchen!


  10. I have never woken up to ice cream bowls that look like that on our bedside tables. EVER. 🙂


    Jens Reply:

    @Tasha, haha…me either. 🙂 It was definitely the syrup combo…


    Tasha Reply:

    @Jens, My husband puts peanut butter in his ice cream. Spoons stick pretty good to that too!


  11. Thanks for hosting, Jen! This carnival reminds me of my never ending goal to take better pictures! Yikes, mine is so dark and dingy next to the others.


  12. Yes, definitely qualifies as modern art 🙂 We are heading out to go camping where we have some of our most favorite and memorable family meals.


  13. Hi Jen 🙂
    Shortely after 1 this morning, the alarm sierens started going off. We were under a tornado warning. That meant that we needed to head to the basement, and once there, we needed to go into “the guys room”. Seeings how our sons are now all in their twenties, I usually stay clear of their ‘hanging’ room. Now I am glad I do!!! Oh my!!! Let’s just say that before they are allowed to fill their plates with dinner tonight, their room will no longer contain lots of what is currently mass producing itself down there. Yikes!!!
    I remember very clearly training them better than that!!! o;-p


  14. Melissa says:

    We have that same plate! (Actually I stole it from my mom as she used it with us kids as we were growing up.) It’s affectionately called “the red plate.”


  15. Too funny! It’s great to have family traditions, and using that red plate to make someone feel extra special is always wonderful.
    Thanks for hosting!


  16. When I saw the first photo I thought you had invented some ingenious way of attaching the utensils to the plate, so they wouldn’t fall off. But you’re right it does look more like modern art. Love it and your honesty.



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