Southern Sunday Favorite

Submitted by Christi


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This post is from July 7, 2009:

I feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Here a few random pictures that I have taken. Pictures can never do justice to God’s beauty. These pictures show what my daddy called, “God struttin’ His stuff!”

Sunrise at Norfork Lake

Sunrise at Norfork Lake





Don't know who this guy is, but, he looks like he is having fun!

Don't know who this guy is, but, he looks like he is having fun!

My friends out for a sail on their boat.

My friends out for a sail on their boat.

Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

That is how summer goes around here. Check out Outdoor Wednesday with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see other outdoor shots.


Today’s Lagniappe: Baked French Toast with Blueberries
Something to enjoy when you get up to see the spectacular sunrises. Can be made the night before and then popped in the oven while your out taking it all in.

  • 8 to 9 thick (1 to 1 1/2 inches) slices of Italian bread
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • maple syrup

Arrange bread slices in a lightly greased or sprayed 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle dried blueberries over the slices.

In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla, and milk; whisk to blend well.. Pour the egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Heat oven to 325°.

Uncover the baking dish. Sprinkle each slice of bread with a few teaspoons of brown sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Drizzle with the melted butter. Bake, uncovered, for 50 to 55 minutes, or until browned and set. Use a sharp knife to cut around each slice of bread then lift out with a spatula. Serve with maple syrup and fresh blueberries.
Serves 6 to 8.

11 Responses to “Southern Sunday Favorite”

  1. Shirley Corwin Says:

    Beautiful photography. The scenery is breathtaking. I hope you had a chance to sit down and just gulp in the views.

  2. Lori E Says:

    That really is an amazing spot. You must be pretty high up. It is hard to capture the true beauty with our regular cameras isn’t it.

  3. Jewel Says:

    Very beautiful! Reminds me of Psalm 19:1, “The Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork!”

  4. KBeau Says:

    You definitely live in God’s country. Hope you have a blessed Sunday.

  5. Clif Says:

    Your daddy was right! God sure did strut His stuff in these pictures. Thanks for posting.

  6. rcubes Says:

    Beautiful pics, so serene! Blessings…Your recipe makes me drool 🙂

  7. Elaine Says:

    Beautiful pictures….I love your Dad’s little saying….”God struttin His stuff”! The recipe looks like it would hit the spot one morning, and I particularly like that it can be made the night before! That’s always a plus! Very enjoyable combo post. 🙂

  8. Charlotte Says:

    Gorgeous photos. How can we keep from praising God when we see his beauty all around us. Thank you for sharing today.

  9. Ginger Says:

    OH~~ I like that saying. What a beautiful sunset.
    God Bless,

  10. Denise Says:

    Such beautiful pictures.

  11. Chari Says:

    Hi Christi…

    Ohhh…what beautiful photos of Norfolk lake!!! I especially like the sunrise photos…what a beautiful place to live!!! You’re Dad was absolutely right…God was definitely “struttin’ His stuff” when He created this fabulous place!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us for Sunday Favorites this week, my friend!!!

    We got home last night about 7pm from our little mountain getaway…we had a fabulous time! I may post a few of my photos today…a little more of “God struttin’ His stuff”! Hehe! Thanks again for joining in with Sunday Favorites this week!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    PS…ooooh, your recipe for blueberry french toast sounds heavenly!!!

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