#Staycation Fun: B&B at home!

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Staycation B&BIf you’ve followed my posts for a while, you know I love making time at home special, just like vacation… Inspired by our incredible B&B weekend, I planned our own B&B breakfast at home. When I told the kids what I was thinking, they asked if I’d be making the coconut-chocolate muffins or the apple cider syrup we enjoyed at Sunrise Farm B&B. Since I don’t have Julie’s recipes, I made my own menu. It did not disappoint!

Planning a Fun Staycation B&B breakfast

Making an at-home breakfast B&B worthy takes just a smidge more effort than any ordinary cooked breakfast.

  1. Plan your menu. The B&B meals I’ve most enjoyed are served in courses, just like dinner at fancy restaurants. See more about the menu in the next section of this post.
  2. Prepare the kitchen! Before we went to bed Friday night, we took extra care with the kitchen, running and emptying the dishwasher before bed and setting out all the cooking equipment we’d need to prepare breakfast.
  3. Set the table the night before. After our kids went to bed, we set the table with dishes, juice glasses, silverware and napkins. I didn’t dig out the cloth napkins this time around, but I probably will the next time. When they came to breakfast, they were instantly excited and curious.
  4. Consider the timing! Prepare what you can ahead of time. We cooked our muffins Friday night so they were ready to go.
  5. Enjoy the experience. At the B&B, breakfast took about 45 minutes, starting with coffee and juice. Over the meal, we chatted with other guests and shared stories of our vacation adventures. Too often, we forget to take the same time with family.
  6. Enjoy leftovers at lunch! Why cook twice?

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Our Fun Staycation B&B Menu

Our Staycation menu was a bit simpler than Julie’s, but it was equally delicious:

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While the coffee brewed, we prepared the fresh fruit cups and baked the ham and egg cups. Once the ham dish was in the oven, we started with coffee (for the adults), juice and  the world’s best blueberry muffins, made from a recipe we discovered back in 2003! We cooked the muffins Friday night, which allowed us to sleep in Saturday morning!

After that, we enjoyed the fruit course, which served as a refreshing palate cleanser before the final course.

Since the ham and egg cups only need 15 minutes to bake, they were ready right on time! We couldn’t have timed this breakfast better if we tried!

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast that lasted about 35 minutes. The warm, cozy feeling lasted all day!

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Great smile! Great start to the weekend!

What’s your favorite family breakfast? Do you take time to slow down and connect?

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