Our Thanksgiving Breakfast

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Sorry that I am so late posting about our weekend.  I learned a valuable lesson this weekend.  Don’t ever upgrade you Computer OSX if you think you are going to need to use your computer.  Apple put out a new upgrade to the Mac. OSX.  I had the bright idea to upgrade the system on Wednesday, see as how Jim would be home. 


I am definitely not a tech person.  So I need someone here to help if things go wrong.  That is definitely Jim!  Needless to say, everything went fine with the upgrade.  The problem is that there were so many changes, that I had to spend a couple of days figuring everything out!  I think I have it now!


We  had a wonderful holiday.  Our breakfast was perfect.  I actually didn’t know what we were going to have until the last minute.  We decided not to have an elaborate Thanksgiving.  It was just going to be Jim and I this year.  We thought we would just go with the flow. 

We started off with a Rio Red Grapefruit from our yard.  Normally, we are not able to pick them until almost Christmas.  This year we were lucky and had them for Thanksgiving.  Rio Red is one of the best grapefruits you will ever eat.  It’s very sweet with an intense grapefruit flavor.  It was specifically bred for the Gulf Coast area.  I bought it from our county extension center.  It was expensive, but has been a wonderful producer.  We get more than enough for ourselves and to give away to friends.


Rio Red Grapefruit


Next Jim made mimosas.


Fre Brut Wine

He makes them half champagne and half orange juice.  Though, because it was so early in the morning, we used an alcohol free sparkling wine. Delicious.


Our Thanksgiving Mimosa


Finally, I made an apple puff pancake. Apples are baked into a cake that is more like pudding. This recipe uses very little sugar.  This works for us.  Jim is not a big sweet eater.  You don’t need to add any syrup.  Super easy to make!

Apple Puff Pancake






Ready In 45 minutes!

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to blend eggs, milk and vanilla. Add flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon; mix just until blended. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a 9×9 inch square pan. Arrange apple slices in the bottom of the pan, and pour the batter over them. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and lightly browned.


Doesn’t that look lovely?  I hope you try it!








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