Don't you just love it when friends share their harvest? Our friends Dan and Sharon shared a big box of home grown tomatoes and peppers with us this week. I've already sliced and diced the tomatoes into quart size bags. They will be delicious in soups and stews this winter. I'm not real sure about all the peppers...any good ideas?

I hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend. We are visiting family. :) When we get back I plan to kick into serious fall fluffing. You girls who are already putting out your pumpkins are very inspiring.

Speaking of....it has been unseasonably cool here in Edmond, OK. The 80ish degree weather fools us into thinking that it should be this way. To keep it in perspective, they reminded us on the news last night that in 2000 it was 108 degrees on September 3rd. Now that was a record of another kind! Did I mention that the 80s are heavenly?!


  1. Stacey, your picture is heavenly! I love fresh veggies....yum. I can hardly wait to start making soups, stews, chili and on and on.

    I envy your weather....ours is still warm but I know the cooler weather is coming. I heard the big black birds cawing..... in the cypress tree.....yes!!

    Barb :-)

  2. Happy Friday Stacey ~
    I love your shared harvest bounty! I know of a great Nacho recipe that you could use those peppers in....a la Tyler Florence from Food Network...let me know if you are interested. And, the 80s definately sounds Heavenly.

    Happy Weekend my Friend!

    Smiles ~ Ramona

    P.S. Great Post!

  3. Yes I love when my family and friends share!! Especially since my tomatoes are still GREEN!!

    Have a great holiday weekend, Stacey


  4. The produce looks delicous! It has been cool here in the Ozarks too...it feels like fall already.

  5. It's such a good idea to freeze fresh veggies for winter soups. Have a wonderful weekend with your family.


  6. How wonderful of your friends to share that bounty!! Yep, our weather has us fooled right now...but I am sure LOVING it!!!!!♥

  7. Those tomatoes and peppers look so good. My friend takes the peppers and cuts them longwise. She removes the seeds and stuffs them with cream cheese. She then freezes them. Her husband cooks them on the grill. She has also put a little smokie sausage in the cream cheese. She says her family loves them.

    It is so nice here. I am just doing a little more painting and then resting up. Enjoy your holiday. I am trying to hold off on the decorating for fall until a little closer to the equinox.

  8. Hi Stacey...

    Just wanted to come by to say hello and to thank you for stopping in and taking a peek at my Summer's Ode tablescape!

    Mmmm...yummy! I do love those fresh garden veggies and it was so sweet of your friends to share with you! Girl, talking about cool weather...it's only 51 degrees out and it's 11am...we are definitely already experiencing fall weather here in Colorado! I love it though!!! Well Darlin', have a fabulous Labor Day weekend...be safe and I'll talk with you soon!!! Have fun with that Autumn decorating!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  9. I took pics of my veggies this week, too! They are so colorful and pretty! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. You're so industrious Stacey!:) Have a great weekend,Doll!

  11. Oh how yummy!!! I wish I had some of those yummy tomatoes...is ther anything better?

    The weather is wonderful here to day...80 degrees. My daughter and I have been out shopping and I love that we can walk around outside without dying of heat stroke;)!!!

    Enjoy your extended weekend!!! Come on over for a visit when you get back!!!

  12. Low 80's and no humidity make me a happy girl too. Have a great weekend!

  13. Hi Stacey,
    Thank you so much for entering my contest and for displaying my button. I truly appricate it.
    Your veggies look so yummy. There is nothing better than home grown goodie especailly when they are shared.
    Enjoy your Labor day.

  14. You can put the peppers in zip lock bags...whole and freeze them for use this winter. You can also can them whole with vinegar and they will be great. The freezing is the easiest and I think you will be pleased with the results! Have a great weekend!

  15. HI Stacey,
    I was going to say freeze those peppers for use this winter in soups and omelets but I see someone mentioned that already. The cream cheese recipe sounds delish!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Don't deep fry too much, but those peppers stuffed with other veggies,and we use fish, rolled in flower are delish for summer fun. Once in a while deep fried is not too bad.

  17. Stacey, isn't this weather just the best? I am lovin' it! When I don't have tomatoes in my freezer this winter, I'm coming to OK to raid your freezer! laurie

  18. Isn't this unexpected cool spell wonderful? We even got rain yesterday and today; woohoo, I am a happy girl!

  19. The veggies look so pretty & tasty too. How nice of your friends to share.
    We are enjoying blissful days in the 80s too. The best part is low humidity.
    Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

  20. Yes, we do! Our neighbors share with us all the time from their garden. It's a REAL treat!

    Have an awesome weekend friend!

  21. Hi Stacey,
    What a blessing to have someone share their harvest! It's been cool here too...feels kind of nice! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Nancy

  22. Hey Stacey, those veggies looked great and I would stuff those little peppers with cheese, wrap a piece of bacon around them and either bake them or BBQ them... YUMO! It is cool here in Arkansas too. I sure do hope it doesn't get warm again.


  23. Don't you love when family and friends share their garden blessings? The picture you took is beautiful!

    This morning our weather is definitely Fall like. Sitting out on my porch with my coffee, reminded me once again, of why I like this season. I am like you, anxious to get out my Fall decorations.

  24. Have you ever had Pepper Jelly? Yummy on cream cheese and crackers or toast.
    Paula Deen has a good recipe.
    Would love some 80 degree weather. Still in 100's in So. Ca.
    Love it when my friends share. Just got a box of peaches and some tomatoes from mine. Yummmm....

  25. Oh how delicious Stacey! That was so nice of them to share.

    I am in the mood to make some homemade Salsa and Mexican food this weekend. Yummy! ;)

  26. Stacey, I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend! It is great when someone shares their garden goodies with us. I am the lucky recipient of my parents garden! Twyla

  27. Hope you are having fun, dear one..
    See ya when you get back...

  28. Our friends that came to visit this holiday weekend brought tomatoes and peppers too! I am making some gaspachio (sp) with some of the tomatoes and peppers...

  29. Oh what a wonderful surprise for you... it is nice to have a friend share their harvest.


  30. I'd take the eighties without a second thought!

  31. Thanks for the nice words. I have always secretly dreamed of a magazine contacting me to put pictures of my house in there. But then i think about how stressed i would be to have to REALLY clean the place. lol. mishelle

  32. thanks for popping over today...I love when you visit...you always leave such sweet comments!


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