Happy Sunday, friends! Welcome to my weekly lifestyle post called Sunday mornings at home.
Sunday Mornings at Home is when I reflect on the past week and give you some insight into the week ahead…and there is one big announcement at the bottom.
Today’s opening picture is from last Tuesday, which was my very favorite day last week.
That pesky heat HIGH moved, and we began the day with an amazing sunrise and lots of clouds.
I have said before…I love clouds…and get tired of clear blue skies this time of year….and of course, weary of the heat.
This is San Antonio’s hottest summer on record and most of us are simply…done. Ready for anything below triple digits.
So, what a joy it was when on Tuesday a little tropical storm from the Gulf of Mexico brought glorious, heavy rain.
We had not seen rain like this since May.
I opened the back door, pulled the screen, lit candles, and enjoyed every raindrop and rolling thunder sound.
Alas, it ended too soon and the clear blue skies returned…but I am so thankful for the brief moment we had and the gentle nod to changing seasons ahead.
I hope you had at least one day last week which brought you the same amount of joy…please share below if you did.
There is much to share with you today, so let’s get cozy and begin Sunday mornings at home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: IN THE KITCHEN
I adore our reader Connie from Oregon!
She has been a long time reader here and always participates…if I send out a special participation call…Connie is there!
So, I just smiled when she sent a summer recipe for us and I cannot wait to try it.
I love sharing reader recipes and hope more of you will send your favorites my way…and a photo such as the one Connie sent is so welcome. (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here is Connie’s recipe for Summer Gazpacho made with garden fresh tomatoes.
Thank you so much, Connie! With the inclusion of the word jalapeño, I think I can get Mr. B to try it!
I think this gazpacho would be an excellent pair to my favorite summer veggie sandwich.
I start by toasting frozen sprouted grain bread…which I keep on hand in the freezer.
Next, I mash an avocado with a little mango salsa, and fajita seasoning.
You can see on the other side of the bread, I spread some Olive Oil mayonaise.
I take a large tomato slice, and slices from a red onion, and cook in a skillet with a little olive oil and salt & pepper.
I usually throw in some fresh spinach too…did not have any the day I made this one.
While the tomato is in the skillet, I melt a little Havarti cheese on top…and often eat these without cheese.
I love these sandwiches…they are a favorite.
I have begun to cook more…Mr. B is in training for a big race soon and needs hearty eating right now. His race will be 37 miles.
Last Saturday, he was famished and wiped out after running 25 miles.
So, I am cooking and also testing some new recipes I discover…like this one in the new Magnolia Journal magazine.
I hope to share either my recipes or what you send to me on each Sunday Mornings at Home. That Is the goal any way.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: A BETTER OPTION
Sometimes I move so quickly and have so much on my mind that I do really stupid things! Can anyone relate?
Early in the summer, I set out two decorative lanterns I had in the house onto the front porch…not realizing there were candles inside.
We began the summer with much, much cooler weather and I guess they just slipped by me.
It was my (very on the ball) friend, Leigh Ann, who pointed out…”You know there are candles melting in there, don’t you?”
So, when Lights 4 Fun asked if I would review outdoor lights…I jumped at the chance! No more melted candles for me!
I really like this Fraser Bamboo Indoor/Outdoor latern…and the best part is that it uses batteries! Which come with the products.
I want to add some of their Tru Glow Candles to my Christmas house…the more lights the better at Christmas for me.
I do think I am insulting any of you to call attention to the fact that we sometimes forget things…like putting candles on the front porch in summer heat.
And forgetting a candle that has a live flame on it can be very dangerous.
Here is a company that offers us beautiful options for lighting and for candles. You might check them out.
I love a warm evening glow when the time changes and there is less light around.
OK…now you can stop laughing at me and my porch decor!!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: THANKFUL
I think because we are so hot here…autumn decor is popping up earlier this year.
I discovered this little pumpkin last week at La Madeliene.
I love any reminder to be thankful. Remember worry eats us up inside…it is an enemy to our health and robs us of joy.
Set your worry aside this week and live with joy, purpose and thankfulness. Read today’s quote below….
BLOG CONTENT ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Wednesday news post has become very time consuming to find news articles with fresh and new Information.
So, I am going to be doing some different things on Wednesdays for now…and may even take some Wednesdays off.
I will let you know in the Tuesday post if there will be content there or nothing new until Thursdays.
I have so much going on for fall, I may need an occasional day off.
I know many of you enjoy the recipes I find, so I will use the Sunday mornings at home to post a few which caught my attention.
I hope those of you who have enjoyed the news articles understand, but I promise to keep you informed.
Also. I spent time with my email service and with a company that helps me with technology yesterday.
I hope the problem with the email delivery has been fixed, but please let me know if you are not getting them starting today.
OK…now it is your turn…any thoughts or comments on this Sunday mornings at Home…please join in and by all means join me as we…..
By Pamela Lutrell
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