Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sweet Blogging Friend

Isn't blogging fun?  And it's even better when we meet new friends who truly become a part of our everyday lives!  My sweet friend Debbie J. from Homemaking Dreams  became my friend early on in my blogging life. 

mug rug
Debbie sent a sweet package to me this week.  She is an avid quilter and made the cutest little mug rug and quilted changing pads for my new grandson, Chandler.


Aren't these the sweetest little pads? I love the pretty fabrics she used!  She also sent big brother a little gift...something all boys enjoy:  dinosaurs!  He is going to love those!  Thank you, Debbie, for being so thoughtful.


We didn't grow corn in our little garden this year, but received 12 ears from hubby's coworker on Monday.  I cut it off the cob, cooked in a little bacon grease with a small amount of onion, and froze it.  I plan to finish it up next week, on Tuesday, which is our traditional family night with the children.  I am going to add a little cream, a little sugar, and salt and pepper.  It will be my first attempt at making creamed style corn and I hope it will be as yummy as I imagine it will be.


I've heard a lot of people say that they haven't had too much luck with their tomatoes this year.  We only planted four plants, but ours have been some of the prettiest tomatoes we have ever grown.  I've also received tomatoes from others and have managed to freeze a few quarts for later.  I enjoy the freezing process and can just imagine how yummy these home grown tomatoes will be in chili, soup, and spaghetti sauce when the weather turns cool.  I'm not rushing it, but I am looking forward to cooler weather!

8 comments:

ancient one said...

So on Tuesday of this week, I dumped in a lot of tomatoes, stew beef, potatoes, cut up okra and canned corn into the crock pot and let it cook up our supper.. the soup was delicious! I'm sure your corn will be delicious also. Our tomatoes did great this year, but the squirrels and chickens messed up a lot of them...

Elizabeth said...

Hi Penny,
I agree Debbie is the best. :)
xxoo,
Elizabeth

Debbie J said...

You're welcome Penny!

The corn looks yummy! Our tomatoes didn't do good. We only had a few plants too.

Bonnie said...

I love the sweet quilted gifties! And I love that there are such generous kindhearted people in the world! :)
Your corn recipe sound wonderful, I will have to remember to try it!
~Blessings

Quilt Hollow said...

Yum! Please see my today's post...do you know anyone?

StitchinByTheLake said...

We had some fresh tomatoes tonight that our daughter picked in her garden yesterday - they were so yummy! blessings, marlene

StitchinByTheLake said...

We had some fresh tomatoes tonight that our daughter picked in her garden yesterday - they were so yummy! blessings, marlene

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a sweet friend. The corn looks yummy and way to go on the tomatoes!