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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY on the patio.....

My thanks to SUSAN for hosting this beautiful meme...and thanks to the long list of players just waiting to show us their wonderful spot of the OUTDOORS....
Please continue to join me in prayer for Susan, her mother*in*law, and her family.
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Many thanks for coming by to see me today....My day started out on the INSIDE...
INSIDE, in my RED kitchen...
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We have always loved stuffed JALAPENO peppers....
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BUT...I have been wanting to try stuffing the beautiful, green, crisp ANAHEIM peppers
for a long time now...
so I fried hamburger meat, onions, lots of spices (enuf to make the meat have a little "bite" to it..... and stuffed them with the meat mixture, tamping with the end of a wooden spoon into the pepper, then a layer of cheese, another little layer of meat, then cheese again..


Once stuffed, I wrapped the tops with bacon and secured with toothpicks... and I baked them in a 400 degree ovenfor 45 minutes and......it was just right !

SOME of you may have done this before but we just discovered it and may I just say....


O HONEY....!!

We wanted to eat on the patio...no bugs around...a lot cooler today....seemed like the perfect time...just as I got our patio table set...look what was right above my cottage...Gotta hurry hurry hurry.....


We had a great salad served on the cutest little red and white heart plates that I bought at Hobby Lobby, 50 percent off around Valentines Day....I have used these little jewels so SO many times...
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Out here in West Texas, we call these RED BEANS...
I know they are called other things in other parts of the world...
They sure were good, sharp cheddar cheese sprinkled on top and they were the perfect side for our stuffed peppers and salad.
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Burning a citrus candle just in case the mosquitoes decided to join us....
the wind is barely blowing...the clouds are still hanging low....but no rain...just a wonderful scent in the air..
*note...it DID rain early the next morning...so sweet....
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These are little tiny miniature SNOW BALLS and they are just about the best tasting
little treats around....100 calories per little snowball....
especially if you like coconut..
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.....and, they are ESPECIALLY good with a little fruit AMBROSIA...
this one is made with the sweetest and juicy cantaloupe...
sprinkled with coconut and, yep.....PECANS...
now, I think ANYTHING...ANY KIND of fruit is delicious with coconut and pecans....:)
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57 comments:

Buttercup said...

Not quite sure how I found my way over, but I will surely be back. Your photos are great!

ellen b said...

Hello bj! Oh my your stuffed anaheims look delicious. We are not turning ovens on right now in Western Washington but when it cools down I think I've got to try these!
What a wonderful outdoor meal with beautiful settings!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks so good - now I am hungry. :)
Glenda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yummy! They look so good. Are Anaheims hot or sweet peppers?

Love your sweet heart plates...
xo
Penny

xinex said...

Oh BJ! What a lovely and romantic table! The stuffed pepper looks just perfect and so does everything else...Christine

Kathleen said...

Well, I knew there had to be PECANS!
The whole lunch looks delicious, and the setting is just great.
Glad the rain held off and the skeeters didn't bite!
Happy OW, and yes thoughts and prayers for dear Susan!

Ebie said...

A very cozy outdoor family time. Everything looks so well organized and the food looks so delicious. Your photos are so amazing!

Terry said...

Beautiful table setting, and the Red Beans....yum, they look so good.

Tootsie said...

everything you do looks so wonderful...but sadly it made me hungry..so I am off to find a snack now!

Blue Creek Home said...

That looks like one fun meal!!! Everything is just so festive and the peppers look yummy!
Rhonda

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You know how to through an outdoor party :) Of course, my eyes caught that beautiful MC coffee/tea pot right away!

~Susan

Mumzie said...

Yum...those peppers look delishous! Great outdoor meal! Mumzie

Brenda Eason said...

Girlfriend, that looks like one great Texas meal. I love seeing what and how you serve it always loves great.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ to heck with my dinner. I am at the front door knocking. Honey let me in. Those coconut snoballs look so yummy and the peppers are just so scrumpous looking. The plates I absolutely love. What a beautiful table setting. Love this post. Country Hugs, Sherry

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi BJ! It's almost 11 pm and you've made me so hungry! Super post! Happy OW!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi BJ-- what a great bunch of shots!! YOu are making me sooo darn hungry.

What a wonderful presentation.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Melissa Miller said...

Yummy! BJ you always have the most mouthwatering looking food around.
~Gorgeous setting as well! :)

Donna Marie said...

BJ!!!!! Brilliant post! Your food drew me in! :) Your photos look great! Great job woman!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Off to eat...you just made me hungry!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Hi...I stopped by to visit. Glad I did! I will now experiment with my banana peppers. And you set such a cute table. You've inspired me, thanks!
-Cindy

Barbara said...

BJ, I couldn't see the billboard?
The food looks great, Roy does stuffed Jalapenos and we love red beans, of course I must have rice to put them on, but then I think rice goes with everything. Love your red and so glad you got rain, we didn't.

Purple hugs,
Barbara

Theresa said...

Yummy peppers and I LOVE coconut! Beautiful red table setting! Have a blessed day!

Martha said...

Love stuffed peppers and yours looked yummy. A great setting for a great meal.

Lori said...

How beautiful!!! It looked so yummy..
Happy OW..

Sandi McBride said...

Lunch is served...and I'll have a pepper now...wonderful lunch set up, beautiful tables...
Sandi

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how I love your beautiful red table! Thank you for the stuffed pepper recipe too. We are growing jalepenos for the first time this year and now I have a great looking recipe to try with them!

Candy said...

Love those BIG pictures, every thing so bright and cheery red. Did it ever rain?

SmilingSally said...

That does it! I wanna live next door to you so that I can get invited to dinner! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Stacey said...

BJ, that looks like a perfect dinner! Your stuffed peppers would make my husband a happy camper! Your backyard is so pretty too. :) Have a wonderful day. It is pouring down rain here in OKC. Thank goodness.

Carrie said...

What a yummy looking meal.

Light and Voices said...

Outdoor meal in a beautiful setting and luckily the rain didn't spoil the picnic. Wonderful food photos!
Joyce M

Frugal Fine Living said...

Everything looks delicious, and your table is so festive. You have a beautiful yard, too!

Jane

Mary said...

What a gorgeous table for a wonderful meal. The peppers look delicious. You did a wonderful job with this post.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

All that yummy food is making me very hungry! I love stuffed anaheims but don't make them very much...now maybe I will since I've seen your easy recipe.
Thanks for sharing!!
Happy OW!!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Wonderful post! I love the way you've shared your meal preparation and presentation and am glad the weather didn't keep you from enjoying your plans ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Regina said...

Hi BJ, looks so yummy.
A great outdoor post!

jeanne said...

OH HONEY!!! I want to be there on that day and eat that food. Mmmmmm how can I go back in time???

Beautiful bj, just beautiful food. Your table is delicious too. Girl you just do it up right. I'm lad it waited to rain later. Your weather vane is so cute. Loving it!

Ok, I thought I would meet your blogging friend today. You love keeping us in suspense don't you? BIG ole laugh here.

Love your post and you...Jeanne

Anonymous said...

What great timing, Jean! I was just wondering what I was going to do with all the Anaheims I picked from our garden last night - now I know! Looks SO yummy - thanks!
Barb

Ladybird World Mother said...

Glad I came by!! Love the photos and would so like to be able to magic myself over to your garden and feast on all that yummy food. Thanks for coming by my blog. Really good to meet you!!

Helen said...

Haven't visited you in a while and LOVE the new look ~ love it! Your photos today are also wonderful.

I'm with you when it comes to pecans.

For many reasons I am no longer on Facebook - just wanted to tell you in case you wondered where I had gone!

squawmama said...

Wow BJ this is my kinda meal... YUMO!!! I have done jalapenos but never anaheims... Thanks for the great recipe. Have a fun filled day!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

ps... I don't know why but chef Santa came into my mind... Still hoping to find one if I ever get near a Hobby Lobby...LOL LOL

Giovanna said...

I love your lantern on the table! We call your red beans pintos down here in South Texas. Either way, who cares what they are called, they sure are good : ) Happy OW !

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I love your heart plates and how they match the heart vine on your tablecloth! Excellent looking meal, I love stuffed peppers.

Sares said...

Did my invitation get lost? This looks so very very yummy! The food pictures ALWAYS seem to come when I'm starving, LOL! Hope you have a glorious day!

Bill said...

Hi BJ,

I've never seen that approach to making stuffed peppers ... great idea! Your setting and your dessert looked really festive.
Glad the rain held off while you enjoyed your outdoor feast!

I loved the silver iced tea spoons you showed us in the previous post ... great story as well (and sweet that you're viewing it as temporary custody until one of the daughters asks for them). Like you, I prefer silver that's polished, but most people seem to think it's too much trouble ... I'm strange that way ... enjoy watching the transformation.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comments. Glad you liked the mojito story ... I'll pass your comment along to her.

Bye for now,
Bill

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Im with you!!! All about playing house just not cleaning!

mommy4life said...

This is one of the best looking "picnics" I have seen!

Thanks for coming by my blog for my SITS day yesterday!

ksarra said...

Hi BJ! You are playing my Mom and Dad's favorite song (In the Mood). We went to a Marine Corp. concert a few years ago, with all the big band songs. You should have seen their toes tapping (they were adorable). I was waiting for them to start dancing! I LOVE watching my parents dance. I guess you can't dance that good until you've been married for as long as they have. Anyway, your meals are always sooooo festive, your special touches added to make them so. Your family is blessed.

Sandra said...

Yummy!! Everything looks so delish! I just ate a plain sandwich.
Blessings,
Sandra

Justine said...

Holy cow woman, you cooked all of that for LUNCH? Do you do that often? If so, your hubby must be a slave to you!
All of this looked so delicious and your backyard is beyond green and luscious!

Justine:o )

Sandi (Meme) said...

I would have grabbed up those adorable heart plates too! What a great table and the peppers look wonderful. I'll have to make those for my hubby. Have a wonderful week!

darnold23 said...

Lovely party...I'm watching for my invit Remember, come see what's up with Crock Pot Wednesdays on diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. I have posted information about one of the giveaways. You'll not want to miss it. ation to arrive:)

Suzy said...

Great looking meal. Love those peppers. I adore those little marshmallow puffs. They are the best 100 calorie treat around in my opinion.

Neabear said...

Thanks for your visits bj. I appreciate them. You are right, this could have been a REDnesday post for sure. I love all the reds and everything looks so yummy! Hope you have a great rest of the week. So who is it you are having lunch with? I can't wait to find out who!!

Miss Janice said...

I love the outdoor tablescape and the food looks simply yummy!...Stuffed anaheims--I've never had these, but they look and sound delish!

RobinfromCA said...

I just love your cheerful red and white outdoor feast!

Robin

Rhondi said...

The red dot plates are adorable!

Kammy said...

Thanks Bj, I haven't had my dinner yet !! LOL !! Looks YUMMO !
I wanna try that recipe....
Beautiful dishes and setting !
Kammy