Fried perch, crisp and hot, on a platter. A pot of coffee, strong and fragrant. A pitcher of fresh orange juice. Cantaloupe, cut into thick, ripe slices. Biscuits mounded in a basket next to a golden round of cheese and a saucer of butter, with a school of jellies and preserves on the side. "Homemade fig preserve, " said Marion, pointing to the jam pots. "Raspberry jelly. Blueberry jam. And orange marmalade."
-A New Song Jan Karon-
Asked if this sounds good, my husband says, "I just want some bacon and eggs!"