I guess I am on a breakfast theme this week. I am also thinking about both our home in Durham and our sweet home in Alabama.
This morning my son wanted Blue Lake toast. Meg has been a bit sad because she will be missing Blue Lake camp with her friends this year. We all love Blue Lake camp. Our family has enjoyed many happy times there under the long leaf pines with various churches we have served.
Before Christmas we received a care package from some very dear friends back in our hometown. It contained some classic books, Christmas treats, as well as a king cake mix and a Blue Lake Cookbook. How sweet of our friends to know that we would enjoy the photos and recipes of Blue Lake Methodist Assembly. The cookbook has graced our kitchen here in England and brought many happy memories of home to us.
Our United Methodist Conference in Alabama operates a camp in the heart of the Conecuh National Forest. Surrounded by Long Leaf Pines the lovely camp on Blue Lake is a place of peace and rest.
There is a funny bit about the toast that has always been served at Blue Lake for breakfast. It is buttered and baked until VERY crispy. People either love it of hate it. It is lovely in the mornings with jam but one must eat it carefully as it tends to shatter when you bite into it.
So this morning I made Joshua some Blue Lake toast for breakfast. I had a piece of toast as well and we flipped through the pages of the cookbook admiring the the photos of the camp. We could almost hear the wind in the tops of the pines and smell the steamy smell of crushed pine needles under our feet.
Thank you to all the special friends and family that have graced us with care packages this year and our readers for traveling down this road with us. You are all blessings to us.
PS You can learn more about Blue Lake Methodist Assembly and the Conecuh National Forest by clicking on the links below