Thursday, May 7, 2009


Michael, the creator of great tablescapes, beautiful food, and the blog,
Designs by Gollum
is once again hosting the fun event - Foodie Friday!! Be sure to stop by her blog to see the list of participants for this week. I'm sure you will witness a plethora of beautiful food.

My friend, Sue, at Rue-Mouffetard
is on a mission to instill in me the joy of cooking. I am a decent cook, but even during all of my 50 years of marriage; I have never really enjoyed cooking. Sue is always encouraging me to try different recipes so that I might find some fun in what to me is a chore! Recently, she emailed me a recipe for Easy Danish telling me how easy and good they were. So today it was my turn to fix dessert for our supper club, and I thought I would give it a go.

Even though they are traditionally thought of as a brunch or breakfast pastry; I served them with ice cream for dessert. They were a big hit!

This afternoon as I was in the kitchen working on the Danish, the postman brought me a package. AND, the package was from Sue. How eerie is that?

You can see the Danish cooling in the background as I opened the box!

Look at this wonderful note.

I couldn't believe it that someone I only know through blogging would do something like this for me. I was overwhelmed!

Look at this beautiful little dish.

Thank you, Sue!! I will cherish it forever.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO SUE AND ALL OF YOU OUT THERE IN BLOGLAND! When we adopted our daughter, someone told me that "caring, not bearing, makes you a mother"! I know you all care deeply, so to all of you have a joyous day on Sunday.



Sue said...

Thank you for such a nice post about me!! The Danish look wonderful...they came out better then mine! Glad they were a hit...I'm so glad you like the dish...I just thought it belonged with you....Have a wonderful Mother's Day my friend.....Sue.

Chandy said...

Wow, those look good! I love danish and so does my family!

Martha said...

The danish look good but then I like Danish -- so much better than doughnuts! And I'm of the opinion that Danish are good anytime -- they're not just breakfast food.

bj said...

Oh, Sally, these look absolutely DELICIOUS. My coffee is just getting ready and I sure wish I had one of these fruit filled beauties to go with it !!
and I love the dish Sue sent to you.
Happiest Mother's Day!
xo bj

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I love danish...anytime! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great Mother's Day ~ Susan

imjacobsmom said...

I need that recipe Sally. This looks like something Jacob and I would love to attempt, too. Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day! ~ Robyn

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those danish look yummy and what a wonderful Mother's day surprise!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh those danish look so delicious! What a beautiful gift you received, and what a wonderful surprise! As an adoptee myself, I can testify that the saying is accurate "caring, not bearing makes you a mother", and probably an even better mother I might add! Happy Mother's Day. laurie

Joyce said...

Isn't Sue the nicest person? The dish is lovely. Your Danish look wonderful and I have to make that recipe for sure. Happy Mother's day.

Gollum said...

The dish is a beauty--and I am just wild about your Danishes. Oh, my--they look scrumptious. I will make them when my mother gets here tomorrow. She will love them.

Shirley said...

What an absolutely stunning dish. You are lucky to have such a nice friend.

Foley said...

What a beautiful post - the danish look divine..will have to check out Sue's blog to see if her recipe is posted!
Happy Mothers Day!

ceekay said...

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, still a child of my own!
I appreciated and understood your post. Happy Mother's Day!
Oh, and I'll take the danish please!!

Tootsie said...

how wonderful! and I want a bite of those Danish!!!
happy mother's day!

Helen said...

Yummy, yummy Danish!!! Happy Mother's Day...

Rue said...

Hi Sally :)

Those danish look wonderful and that present from Sue is so sweet!!

Happy Mother's Day to you :)


Debbie @ said...

Wow, that dish is so beautiful. What a wonderful gift. I was amazed at the dish, my hubby's grandmother handpainted dishes and I love that look. You really are blessed. I enjoyed just sitting back and reading through your blog!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, so tasty looking! Now that dish is simply beautiful! That was so sweet of Sue!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Carrie said...

The candy is truly beautiful and a precious gift.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That dish is beautiful! Very sweet of Sue to pass it on to you. The Danish look yummy!


Tootsie said...

thanks for the sweet birthday wishes!!!!

workhard said...

Thats a nice gesture.. The dish is beautiful and the pastries look yummy

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nikkicrumpet said...

Sue is such a sweet lady...I'm not surprised at all. The people here in blogland just blow me away!

Betty said...

Hi Sally ...I was scrolling down our blog and then I saw one of our family favorite recopies ... the Danish-es .. In our family we call them "The Recipe" .. cuz everyone always wants to know how we made them ... they think it's an old family recipe ..ymmmm
Hugz ...Betty