Pink Saturday ***When Pigs Fly

by Michelle on May 9, 2009

Welcome to my Pink Saturday, a weekly event graciously hosted by Miss Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.

Spring is finally here in Northern Illinois. I’ve bought most of my annuals and planted some even though I know I should wait until next week to be safe from one more hard frost! But I’ll live on the edge and plant any ways! It’s so nice to have fresh herbs again right at my back door!!

I wanted to start out my Pink Saturday with a funny story about my husband. A few years ago he had been a bit of a grumpy fart for about a month. It was soon going to be his birthday and I thought something for his home office would be nice since it needed some sprucing up and there was one bare wall that needed something very special to fill up the space.

I happened to see a print a while back that I thought would be perfect for his office and would reflect a bit of my own attitude concerning his grumpy behavior. The original painting by Michael Sowa pictured a very pink pig diving into a pond. So I ordered it and had it framed. When he opened up his present he did not know what to say. The print really was not my taste nor his so I expected him to be a bit confused. But when I told him the title of the painting, “When Pigs Fly”, he seemed to get the point.

Of course “When Pigs Fly” is not the title of the original but he will never know that. And the print still hangs in his office today! By the way the title of the Original Painting is “Diving Pig” but I like my improvised title better!

Michael Sowa, Diving Pig

Next is something absolutely luscious to look at and even better to eat. And what could be better then Eggs Benedict with some gorgeous pink Canadian Bacon smothered in Hollandaise Sauce and served on a homemade English Muffin!

Please feel free to click here and print out the recipes for my English Muffins, Hollandaise Sauce and Eggs Benedict.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog for Pink Saturday and please visit Miss Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and see what the other Pinksters are up to!

And don’t forget our Pink Saturday motto:

Get Pink !!!
It’s not just a color, it’s an attitude.

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Comments

  • Melly May 9, 2009 at 7:23 am

    hehe I like your title much better too…did he stop being grumpy?
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Melly:)

  • Marie Reed May 9, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I just love the pig! I guess he’s not doing the swan dive.. it’s the swine dive!

  • Keetha Denise Broyles May 9, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Oh I DO love the flying pig. There’s all that deep, serene green and suddenly, out of no where – – – a naked streak of pink pig flying into the water.

    I LOVE it.

  • ♥Mimi♥ May 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    How absolutely wonderful! Beverly sure knew what she was doing when she created a place for all of us “pinkies” to congregate and share our “pinkness”.

    One word: YUM!

    Happy Mother’s Day to you. I hope you find yourself surrounded by those you love, good food, and a gentle peace in your ♥. We don’t need to be a mother to know a mother’s life. After all we all started out with a mom, didn’t we?☺

  • Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer May 9, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Happy Pink Saturday and Have a great Mother’s Day ~ Susan

  • Lynn May 9, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I LOVE the piggie!
    Now Why did I suddenly get hungry?
    Keep living on the edge!
    Lynn

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life) May 9, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I love the picture “when pigs fly”. I would look at that and have a smile everyday. I hope you have a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. Hugs, Marty

  • xinex May 9, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Good story! The picture is perfect. Hmmm, my husband would love that eggs benedict…Christine

  • Claudia May 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Love the story about the painting! And I love pigs! Happy Pink Saturday!

  • Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage May 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Love the print, really cute!

  • LaVerne May 9, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for visiting this beautiful Pink Saturday…loved the diving/flying pig…what a ligh-hearted touch. In Texas we’ve been dealing with a different sort of Swine…our local schools were on an unplanned “vacation” due to Swine Flu…but things are getting back to normal and we’re all in the PINK.
    Enjoy your week. LaVerne in Texas

  • Abby Lanes May 9, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    That painting is wonderful! I love your new title. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for the yummy yummy brunch!

  • Susie Jefferson May 9, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I like your title much better. Love the recipes, thanks for sharing (and thanks for visiting me). Have a lovely weekend, and Happy Pink Saturday!

  • Nancy May 9, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Great story! Happy Pink Saturday! And, we must have the Eggs Benedict.

  • someplace in thyme May 9, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Yum O Now I am hungry!! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day too, Char

  • Angela May 10, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Pigs really can fly!!! Love the picture and the story behind it! Your eggs look yummy!

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother’s Day!!!

  • Deanna May 10, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Hi Michelle!
    That Pig doing the swine dive is the funniest thing I’ve seen! I think it’s perfect.

    Thanks for the recipe for the Eggs Benedict…probably my favorite thing to eat in the whole world.

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
    Deanna 😀

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies May 10, 2009 at 2:54 am

    I love that picture! And the breakie.. so hungry now..

  • caren May 10, 2009 at 5:34 am

    That’s great! And the food looks yummy. Have you ever heard of red-eyed gravy? It would be perfect with your breakfast.

  • MyThoughtsMyVoice May 10, 2009 at 11:05 am

    lol the pink ‘lil pig is so cute! I love it!

    Oh and you’re making me hungry Michelle. They look (and surely taste) delicious! Aaaaackkk, off to the kitchen and eat something :-)

  • Sheila Mitchell May 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    You have one of the best blogs/sites I’ve seen! You take wonderful pics and your blog seems to have a ‘calming’ effect.Love it!

  • Deeba PAB May 10, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Love it Michelle, just love it! can see the expression on the poor man’s face…LOL! Great picture…& how interesting pink saturday sounds.

  • Debby May 11, 2009 at 1:07 am

    LOL…So much fun, your post. I am snickering at the name of your blog BIg Black Dog. I have a border collie and he is just so darned sweet and smart, his name is Colby, but I call him my big black dog!
    Debby

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