Monday, October 21, 2013

The Elvis Donut

Welcome friends for tea this week.  Last month when I picked up some great bargains at a garage sale right around the corner from our house, this pretty robin's egg blue teacup was one of them.
Blue with gold leaves on the outside, there are pretty violets on the inside.  
Set on a silver tray with a couple of pink carpet roses and an aqua napkin, ready for the tea when it brews.  A rooibos chocolate mint, bought at the grocery store and is quite nice, not overpowering with the mint.  But I think you want to hear about the Elvis donut, don't you?
Sunday was DH's birthday and we went to Jack Astor's, his favourite restaurant for lunch.  He had a shrimp pad thai and I had the junkboat chicken but there are no photos of these.  When we first sat down, the waiter asked if it was a special occasion and I replied about the birthday.  After lunch a brownie was delivered with a sparkler and best wishes but I wasn't quick enough to catch the sparkler before it fizzled.
I had a look at the dessert menu and the waiter recommended the Elvis Donut.  Well, you only live once so I said I'd try it.
A description from the menu.  Doesn't it sound decadent?
The Elvis Donut - a piece of heaven served on a banana leaf.  It was so good!  
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Please join my hosts and their guests over a cup of tea.

38 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tea cup!! And whoa! what an amazing dessert!! Happy Birthday to you DH.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful and delicate teacup! The donut desert looks yum-my.

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  3. Happy Birthday to your husband. As for the donut, it is rather decadent!

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  4. Your Rosina teacup is beautiful. What a great find, and it makes an elegant presentation on that silver tray, with an aqua napkin. Belated b-day wishes to your hubby. While his brownie looks good, I think your Elvis Donut takes the prize. The King lives on in food!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your sweetie! Your new Rosina teacup is exquisite, Judith. Aren't you the lucky one??!! I know you enjoyed the Elvis donut! xo

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  6. Lovely tea cup ! Oh Happy belated B day to your hubs . Glad you had a nice lunch . Our fave place to eat is in a small town near us called Sparta Tea house & Restaurant all British food YUMMY ! Chilly and windy here now , Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

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  7. I was so enamored of your pretty new teacup I almost forgot I was looking to see what an Elvis donut was. I'd love to try one!

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  8. Beautiful tea cup! My Grandma had lots of those tea cup sets. That dessert looks sinfully good!

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  9. Good for you to go for the dessert! Your new teacup is so pretty.

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  10. The cup and saucer are a delightful find! The Elvis donut does indeed sound decadent. ;)

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  11. What a pretty cup and saucer! I love aqua. So nice to see Mr. Lavender Cottage and Happy Birthday to him! The Elvis donut might be yummy on it's own without a main course meal just prior but it looks very sweet to me. Elvis sure liked his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches! ;)

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  12. Hi Judith!
    That Elvis donut sounds delicious and your teacup is gorgeous.
    Have a nice week'
    ~Clara

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  13. Oh, I do love an aqua teacup! Well, an aqua anything really! What a pretty find Judith. Happy Birthday to your hubby and his treat looked good. Now the Elvis donut sounded scrumptious until you got to the bacon. Bacon?? Elvis loved his peanut butter and banana sandwiches and actually, so do I. But bacon? I'll take your word for it. *smiles* Thank you for coming to tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. I think the birthday boy got gypped! LOL! That does look wonderfully delicious, but I'm questioning two of the ingredients. =D

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  15. Bacon was a strange addition but you never know you must try these things the oddest things go well together.
    Merle.............

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  16. Oh My Gosh! That dessert sounds so amazing.....I'm hungry now anyway, we haven't had dinner, and that whole meal sounds truly fantastic. I am literally drooling! Oh yeah and very pretty teacup too ;))

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  17. Wow! what an amazing donut! It seems like every favorite dessert rolled into one! Yum! Your gorgeous tea set
    is fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. Not sure about the donut but I love that teacup...I would not have left that at the sale.

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  19. You're making my mouth water...we're all going to want one now! I hope hubby had a fun birthday. I think you got the best dessert though. Love your pretty tea cup! Pretty shades of lavender! Hugs!

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  20. Your teacup is just gorgeous, Judith! I understand from those who really know their "tea things" that Rosina is one of the premier manufacturers. You were lucky to find it! Good to see your DH; he looks happy with his birthday cake. Your donut sounds decadent! Wow! Fun post, Judith.
    Hugs, Beth

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  21. Warm birthday wishes to DH...your cup is GORGEOUS! Have a lovely week :)

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  22. Some of these desserts these places come up with are amazing and that looks like one that is.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  23. Now this Elvis Donut would be right up my alley. Wonderful birthday lunch you both had, the menu sounded funny at first but then the sparkling dessert would have been such a surprise.

    Your cup is very PRETTY!

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  24. What a grand birthday celebration. What they won't do with doughnuts! The tea cup is a treasure. Really beautiful.

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  25. That is a very pretty cup!...and well, I have never heard of an Elvis doughnut, but it does look interesting!

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  26. Hi Judith,
    I love, love, love that teacup! So very pretty! I must try the Elvis Donut. It looks amazing! Thank you for sharing such a lovely treasure! Have a wonderful week! Take care,
    Karen

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  27. Lovely tea cup. Sounds like the DH had a very nice birthday! The Elvis Donut was something to see!

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  28. Holy smokes, lol, that's too funny. I have a friend who is crazy about everything Elvis and I'll send her a link to your post so she can check out the doughnut. :) Love the colour of the cup Judith; really beautiful. That was a lucky find, wasn't it? Happy birthday to DH. Bet you two had a lovely day. :)

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  29. Hello Judith:
    I have never heard of an Elvis Donut but it looks yummy! Your cup and saucer are very pretty and that color it so popular! Thanks for sharing at Friends Sharing Tea!

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  30. Beautiful teacup and my mouth is now watering for that Elvis donut. Happy B-day to DH.

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  31. What a find, that teacup is beautiful ! The Elvis donut adds inches to my waistline by just reading about it. ( It does look decadently delicious )

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  32. A belated Happy Birthday to your husband! I like Jack Astor's too, although I've only been a couple of times. That Elvis Donut does sound decadent ... I just don't understand bacon(?!) on top! Wendy

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  33. Happy Birthday to your husband.... What a oozy-gooey-YUMMY donut..however, not one that you can dunk (haha)... Who cares... from the look on his face ..HE LOVED IT... and... I do love that sweet little cup that you found... a delicate piece of teatime that now has special memorabilia attached to it... GO finish that scrumptious donut ... Or did you buy two( Hee Hee) ..ENJOY your day Dear Judith.

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  34. Happy birthday to your hubby! Those desserts look like you celebrated in high style, LOL. And I adore your "new" tea cup!

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  35. Oh that is a fab find! You know I love this color blue, and to find it mixed with gold trim and violets is amazing. I don't think I have seen a pattern that mixed colors so well like this cup. Rosina is a fine company too. Well done : )
    The Elvis donut looks delish but would put me to sleep. lol!
    Happy Birthday to your sweet DH!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  36. It had BACON in it too?

    Oh my word.

    Happy belated to your prince. He looks so happy in that photo - has smiling eyes.

    Hugs.

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  37. Well I don't like Elvis...but I LOVE your teacup! Rosina is such a wonderful maker! Your honey looks so happy! The donut looks decadent all right...glad you survived! An experience for sure! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  38. Your teacup is absolutely gorgeous - Happy Birthday to your DH! I've heard of the Elvis Donut before - it looks decadent! Wow - I can just imagine how good it was. I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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