Hubby had to go to work today and I fixed him Spam, scrambled eggs with hot sauce and toast. Yes, we could eat Spam just about any way you fix it. It's been awhile since Hubby has even asked for breakfast. I'm always trying to get him to eat some but this morning he said he could eat a few scrambled eggs and I jumped on it! For pity sake, I didn't have a breakfast meat in the house. Fried, sliced Spam to the rescue!!! He truly enjoyed his breakfast and I felt better because I sent him off to work with something warm in his belly. What can I say? We like Spam! So - now - off to the salt mines.
Gosh, I've really had a hard time getting it together this morning. It's doubly hard since everywhere I look there are wild violet blossoms. Zillions of them!!! I'm picking the blossoms, drying them and not touching the leaves yet. When I get enough blossoms I'm going to do some major weeding and that's when I'll get the wild violet leaves. They are so invasive . . . but beautiful!! These particular blossoms I want for tea. I think the next 2 batches will be for violet sugar and I also want to make a violet pancake syrup. When younger we lived on a piece of property owned by the company my hubby was employed with and at the time my boys were teenagers. Outside in the back a dogwood tree had been planted. This particular year it had been warm very early and the dogwood tree was in full bloom and all the wild violets bloomed at the very same time. It was an amazing sight to behold. There was a carpet of purple with a beautiful white tree canopy. This particular year I had picked violets and made violet jam. On this singularly, beautiful day I placed our round lawn table and chairs beneath the tree and had the boys come out for breakfast and we dined on toast, violet jam and hot tea - smack dab in the middle of all the flowers! I couldn't have dreamed of a more beautiful picture. It was worthy of framing. My sons probably don't even remember but the pleasant, soft memory will stay with me forever!