Thursday, June 21, 2012

Have Breakfast with Me

Good morning sweet friends.

It's a bit cloudy here by the coast, so to brighten the day I decided to treat myself to a donut and coffee.

Donuts always remind me of being young. When Jess and I were girls, our mom would take us to our favorite donut shop across the street from the train tracks. There, she would tell us funny stories from her childhood, while we enjoyed our warm pastries and watched the trains whiz by.

Now they're a rare treat for me, but donuts still make me happy. Maple, chocolate, glaze...there are so many delicious flavors to choose from! Today, though, I had to go with my favorite...

This crumb donut went perfectly with a cup of freshly ground coffee.

Have a bite? ( :

I hope you will indulge in something delightful today too. 

~ Nel ~     


janice15 said...

Good morning, Your doughnut looks just simply yummmy and delightful...I haven't had a good doughnut for a long while either...Awe and trains when I go to visit my daughter you can hear the trains and I just love it..When I was young we had trains in San Francisco but no more well not like that...Memories of my child hood are great too...These days I seem to often think of them...Have a wonderful day today..we have foggy cloudy day out to...with love Janice

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oooooooo yummy!!!!!! This gluten free thing is killing me...especially when I see posts like this! I love donuts, and I have not been able to find a gluten-free substitute. BUT I can still enjoy good coffee!!! :D

Geneva said...

I can smell the coffee... I'l be right over.

Deborah said...

Great post, your donut looks fab, hope you enjoyed it :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Japolina said...

You just made me crave donuts. Oh darn!

Marydon said...

Going back for another eclair ... yours looks THAT good!
Have a fabulous day ~

Anonymous said...

Save a chocolate bar for me =)!! Wishing you a lovely day! Xo, Ashley

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Oh my goodness, what a scrummy breakfast!
Victoria xx

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Nel, What a treat it is to visit and I did indulge in something delightful by stopping over. Except now I am hungry for a donut!!!!!
Happy Summer!!

Hi Sheri,
Thank you for all the sweet visits and kind comments over the last month. Your words of comfort blessed me more then I can say.
Have a special day and happy summer.
Love to you, CMD

val's alentejo said...

Oh my, you have made my mouth water Nel,
Those doghnuts look delicious.
Isnt it wonderful when smells and things can take us back to when we were young.
Happy days to you ..

JENNIFER said...

Oh yum! That's the perfect breakfast! :o) Have a great day! hugs jennifer

Pauline said...

Sniff . . . sniff . . . Mmmmmm!!! I can almost smell & taste that dreamy coffee-n-donut too - wonderful ANY time of day! Just wanted to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog - I'm thinking of returning to blogland now! Hugs to your day!

It's me said...

Have a nice

Michele said...

Hi Nel ~~~ I remember my parents buying us 3 kids donuts when we went shopping in the city Bismark ND. I used to get the Bismark donut and thought that the donut was called a Bismark because we were in Bismark. However, now I know that is not true.

Your breakfast does look might delicious. Blessings to you today.

Pearl 13.1

Shirley said...

It has been ages since I indulged in a donut! This looks so yummy too! When my brothers and sisters were all married we all went to mom's on Sunday's and everyone stopped to bring along a box of donuts..My dad was happy but mom, not so much..she said the donuts always spolied her lovely Sunday dinner..great memories..thanks for sharing your donut with us..

♥Xanne & Vinny said...

Hi Nel, you really enyojed your breakfast. Donut is not my favorit. It's really American and i'm sorry i still dont know where you live or where your from. My very dear friend is from America. She lived here for a short time... She is married with a friend of us... but now they went back to callefornia.... aaah i'm so sorry for al the faults in my comment :(

Love Xanne

hi-d said...

Do you know how good this looks??? Well, of course you do...YOU got to eat it. Haha...It's been a while since I've had a donut...I almost bought one the other. OH I am gonna be REALLY craving one. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Your breakfast looks delicious and what better way to start the day, with a cup of coffee to go with it.

Happy weekend

Mary Timmers said...

Yummy! AND you must have coffee with it!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You naughty temptress. I haven't had a doughnut in well over a year- It is after 1 AM here and I am drooling- xo Diana

magie said...

Yummy..sounds perfect to me. I always enjoyed going to 'Tim Horton's' when I was living in Canada..they always did the best doughnuts and the tastiest cups of coffee (I would always go for a mocha coffee there).
Who can resist a tasty doughnut :)
Magie x

Cottage and Broome said...

Nel, Donuts are a rare treat for me too but I love them when I do. They remind me of childhood too, our local donut shop was Call Amy Joy.. Thanks for the pleasant memory, Laura. Say hi to your Mom for me.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh good heavens, these were my absolute favorites as a kid! HI NEL!

Sheri dearest, thank you for coming to visit me with your WORDS OF SWEET FRIENDSHIP! I see there are many people who are having to make a MOVE. Whether it is a physical space move or a career transition, many of us are in a state of DWELLING on a concern...may we ALL dwell on the life and light around us, knowing it is on OUR SIDE. LOVE TO YOU MY DEAR SWEET FRIEND! Anita

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, you make me want to go up to our local donut shop, The Donut Wheel, and pick up a treat! I love that our marine layer is back and cooling off the temps here. I am a true blue coastal temp wimp! If it gets over 80 I just melt.

hi-d said... I didn't have a donut, YET...but I had some coffee ice cream was SO good!

Happy weekend!

Kerri said...

Oh I love donuts, and cupcakes too! I am weak for sweets... no willpower what-so-ever! UGH

My favorites are Krispy Kreme! They had a factory not far from my home. Everytime my son & I would pass by we would have to stop for a donut. Rasberry filled. Yummo!


Christine said...

Now I am hungry for a doughnut! Happy Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Nel. Although it is now lunch time for me, I can't resist your offer. ;) Delish! It's cloudy on the east coast too. :( Florida's no fun without Mr. Sun, or at least not as much fun.

Happy Saturday!!

Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

I love your new look since I have been away from blogland on haitus. Hope you are doing well. I'd love to have breakfast with you :) xoxo Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies

Sandy said...

Yum! That donut looks good! Thanks for sharing the sweet memories that you created with your mom.

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Mmmm! That looks delish!

lori carolina said...

looks GOOD!!! lol