backyard breakfasts

03 May

When summer arrives In South Florida, there is no escaping the heat and humidity. By the time the sun comes up in the morning it’s already hot and steamy, and it remains hot and steamy long after the sun sets in the evening. A couple of weeks ago, I thought that we had possibly arrived at this point already (so soon!?) as the temps soared into the mid-90s and beyond, and we felt the ever-oppressive steaminess.

However, this past week it has cooled back down into the mid-80s during the day time, and we’ve had some sweet relief – dare I say chilly – temps in the morning and evening.  We are more than happy to have a few extra weeks (or longer!) where it’s still lovely to sit outside in the mornings and evenings and enjoy the South Florida weather. This past weekend, we were happy to be able to sit comfortably outside for breakfasts and enjoy the morning sun…  It is, after all, one of the reasons why we really liked the house to begin with – such a great back patio sitting area.


outdoor breakfast area

great back patio breakfast spot. and, of course, the puppy loves to wander about


So this was our Saturday morning breakfast fun.  Coffee and a tasty breakfast.  We like to do a little potato hash with cubed potatoes, onions, garlic, and tomato on the stove top. Then we put an over-easy egg on top and let the yolk help act as a sauce when it breaks over the potatoes beneath. I also like to add a dollop of salsa, while Em prefers a couple shakes of hot sauce.


potato hash with fried egg and salsa on top



On Sunday morning we were happy to enjoy another of our breakfast favorites – avocado, tomato, and fried egg, and also another lovely morning.  Sunny and warm, without all of the SoFlo summer steaminess.


outdoor breakfast


em enjoying the patio in the evening while i grilled some chicken

em enjoying the patio in the evening while i grilled some chicken


We are going to continue enjoying our outdoor patio as much as possible before the permanent summer stickiness arrives!  We’re also trying to take advantage and get some yard stuff done as well….Em has been wanting to start a little garden area as well. She went to town on the garden weed patch that was here when we bought the place while I did some mowing and tree trimming. It’s looking pretty good at this point.  Almost ready for us to plant some veggies and see if they grow…

The Before:

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The After:

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Pretty impressive work!  Gotta love a wife who is not afraid to get sweaty and get a little lot dirty working out in the yard!




Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Food, Projects/Activities


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