Monday, June 09, 2008

A Morning Glory Monday

Good Morning! Sometimes road trips take longer than expected, so my family will be arriving this morning instead of last night. I guess I don't have an excuse not to fold the clothes in the dryer now. ;0)

Today I am thinking about Morning Glories. The seeds I planted last month are doing really well and I added some more stakes for them to climb up this weekend.

I found this pretty plate at the resale store several weeks ago.

There was also this matching primrose plate. I found out that there are two more plates in the set, but I didn't see them at the store.

They are the perfect size for holding a snack, so I baked some Fruit Filled Oatmeal Bars.

Hot out of the oven. Here is the recipe...

Fruit Filled Oatmeal Bars

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats
2/3 cup brown sugr
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 cup of your favorite jam

In a mixing bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda. Cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup of the flour mixture. Press remaining flour mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 8x8 pan. Spread with desired jam. Sprinkle with reserved flour mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the top is golden. Cut into squares.

I actually doubled the recipe, used a 9 x 13 pan and spread strawberry jam on one half and blueberry jam on the other. They took closer to 40 minutes to bake.


This is how my morning glories are coming along so far. I have also planted sunflowers along the three rows to hopefully create a "Sunflower House" later this summer.

Morning Glory
They are very fast climbers and each day there are new leaves.

Morning Glories from last year. I can't wait for a repeat!

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!


Susie Harris said...

I love your morning glories! I have a pack of seeds that I should have planted weeks ago. Hope it's not too late. Have a happy Monday! Susie H

Happy face said...

Those cookies look wonderful, even better on your pretty plate! Question though: I freeze strawberry jam. Would the canned jam work better?

Monique said...

Hi Kelli, I just love thiose plates and the morning glories in your garden last year looked gorgeous, I do hope they will be as beautiful this year.
The cookies look very yummy. We don't have baking soda in The Netherlands, I'm still trying to find out what I could use instead. I haven't found it yet ; )
Have a great day !!!

Terri said...

Kelli, your flowers are beautiful. Those bars look delicious and easy to make. Thank you for sharing!

Dawn said...

Your home looks very welcoming to your family! The snacks and added touches will be a delight for them indeed. :)

God Bless all of you!!! <><


Monique said...

Hi Kelli,
I have just been tagged and had to choose people to tag too and I immediately thought of you, I hope you don't mind ???
Have a great day !!!

Mrs. C said...

I'm going to try your recipe this week. Hope you have a great one!:)

Judy said...

You Morning Glories are looking good. I can't wait to see the Sunflower house. Your plates are so pretty. Too bad you didn't get all of them.
Enjoy the time with your family.

Barbara H. said...

What cute plates! I love morning glories. We have just a little vine along the backside of the house in the summertime. I love the idea of a sunflower row.

Jen said...

Enjoy your family this week. Your morning glories look great.

Hadias said...

The primrose and morning glory serving dishes are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the recipe for the breakfast bars. I am always on the lookout for new uses for oats.

Regina said...

Hi Kelli
I like your beautiful morning glories
Mmmmmmmh the cookies looks very
delicious.Loveley plate!!
Have a nice day!!!!!

Storybook Woods said...

Your morning glories are beautiful !!! Clarice

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I love your morning glories! They are one of my favorite flowers.

I'm excited to try your recipe, too. It's a lot like one I have that starts with a cake mix, and I have been meaning to redo it to make it healthier, but now I don't have to. Thanks!

Jenn4him said...

I planted my seeds a little while ago and am trying to figure out the next step to get them to vine, so I am glad you posted these pictures. Thanks. :-)

Emily said...

Your morning glories are beautiful!

I love your recipes and am going to try that one! Thank you for sharing!! They look delicious!

Have a wonderful time with your family! :)

Danielle said...

I absolutely love the first picture, the floral candles as the centerpiece.
We also have guests on the road that are coming in this morning instead of yesterday.
My little garden is coming along great. Pictures soon.

You have some awesome recipes on your sidebar.

Cathy said...

A lovely post, Kelli. I love your pretty plates, and the recipe looks delicious, thanks. And your morning glories are beautiful.

Jeannie said...

I love morning glories, I may be tempted to plant some myself and see how I can keep them contained( since we live on government housing). Thanks for sharing.

Julian said...

look at you, all that done before they came! Such talent! Love the plates, and wow, one has morning glories on it! And the REAL morning glories look soooo pretty! Great job!

TJ said...

The morning glories are beautiful! I would totally come to your house if you were making those bars! I'm hungry now!

Enjoy your family visit!

Ivory Spring said...

The Oatmeal Fruit Bars look delicious!!!

~Java Mama~ said...

I am waiting in anxious anticipation for my Morning Glories to fill up my fence so that I can enjoy them with my morning coffee. They are nice to look at first thing in the morning, I saw the first blooms yesterday, :0).

JOYfully in Him,

PEA said...

I just love those plates you found, how very unusual and gorgeous they are!! As for your fruit bars, all I can say is yummmmm! I wish I was going to visit you!!! hehe Your morning glories certainly are coming along...they are such beautiful flowers aren't they!! Enjoy your time with your family:-) xoxo

cookie said...

Your morning glories are so beautiful. I love them!

Needled Mom said...

What beautiful little plates for serving such yummy looking cookies!

I hope that you have a beautiful morning glory showing as well. They are very invasive here and will smother everything else out. Guess we need a good freeze to keep them in line. Ha!

Daisy is a doll. Glad she is doing better with the crate training.

Simply Heart And Home said...


I love morning glories too! They are my favorite flower. Your flower plates are so sweet. And your fruit bars - well, let's just say I copied the recipe and I am going to make them as soon as I get back from my trip! Yum!



Brenda said...

Those look yummy. Lets trade hehe. Wouldn't that be cool. We could have yours with java and then mine with tea. Think of all the talk we would do =)

Julie said...

I love Morning Glories ...but have to admit that I do wish they came in a bush form instead of a vine!

Also - Just wanted to tell you how very much I enjoy your blog. I know it must be so much work for you, but it is like a vacation during my stressful work day!

Julieann said...

Hi Kelli--Your new plates are just gorgeous---why, can't I find those things at my stores here...LOL;)

Enjoy your company:)))


lila said...

Heavenly blue flowers and yummy oatmeal bars. Have a great time with your company!

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi. I had no inter net since last Thurs.(the wind blew it out and messed up the tv) but guess that is ok because I needed to pack and not play! LOL. Daisy is so cute. I would love to write about her on Sat. if I am not moving. Which I pray I am. We found a house with acreage we are awaiting approval! Please pray. I love your morning glories and can't wait to see the sunflowers too. (the new house is actually a cottage with an adorable fence and I could plant morning glories too!) I just love your pie safe hutch I was telling my cowboy about it the other day. If I get this house I will definately need something like it for all my dishes. I'll be writing about them for Show and Tell as soon as I am settled. Tell Daisy that Daisy said "hi". Have a great week.
Oh btw I have a box for you. I haven't left the house in a few days. I promise I'll get it off before I move.

Adrienne said...

Those plates are gorgeous! And the fruit bars looks yummy. I love Morning Glories but haven't planted any. Maybe next year. Enjoy your family. ~Adrienne~

smileymamaT said...

aw, morning glories... we had them our first year here, the littlest one brought them home in a dixie cup from school and after replanting, they really want wild, and blue like yours!
I just have to mention, I've noticed that your porch scene - on the blog front page - is exactly how I've always envisioned my porch will look once the furniture and flowers are put out (this weekend hopefully). How interesting. I'll take photos once it's all done, can't wait!

Stephanie said...

Your morning glories are so pretty! I have never thought about planting them , but yours are so cute - I will have to try it!
Those bars looks so yummy, too!!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I used to grow morning glories...I'm not sure why I don't anymore....they are so much fun to watch climb daily. Dianntha

kathi~lavender, lace and thyme said...

I love morning glories, they are always faithful to flower and shine! Your oatmeal bars look very nummy! I may have to whip up a batch! Thank you for taking thyme to visit me, I enjoyed your comments very much!

Have a blessed day!
Kathi :)

Theresa said...

I love all your recipes, Kelli. I'm going to make these bars this morning. Thanks for sharing it.


Missy said...

I love your plates. So pretty :) The cookies look so yummy. Now, I'm hungry. Have fun with your family.

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli I have 18 packs of seeds to plant (all kinds of flowers). Will you come plant them for me! The puppy is soooooooo cute! I just know she will be a good dog for your family.

Anonymous said...

oh how pretty!

Hadias said...

Kelli I made the fruit bars and they were delicious. I made a double batch and intended to freeze half but changed my mind once I tasted them.

I linked to another oat recipe on my blog that I tried this week. The blog post is titled "What's Cookin?".

Just another recipe to add to your collection if you are interested.

Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Morning glories are one of my favorites..your treats look yummy too!


Sharon said...

What pretty plates! They look great filled up with your oatmeal bars!

:0) Sharon

Jackie said...

Kelli, those plates are gorgeous. Perfect to hold those bars. Now that you have given us all the recipe I am definitely going to try them out.

Your morning glories are sure growing quickly. I love the colour blue!!!

God bless.

Shopgirl said...

I know one thing for sure....your company will love the treats you have made and the wonderful plates you are serving them on. I love the Morning Glory's. They look so old fashioned, love that blue.
Have fun with your alittle bite for me.
Hugs, mary

Sharri said...

Great find on the plates!
The morning glories are glorious!

Hope they do well for you. :0)

Kimmie said...

Your morning glories look promising!

Thanks for the recipe it looks quite yummy!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

hmmm....morning glories or the bars. Oh, I am going for the bars. Yum, such a quick and easy recipe. Can't wait to try it.