Friday, July 8, 2011

I Think I Need To Have A Giveaway

I so wish I could share with all of y'all our huge supply of "home grown tomatoes"...these delicious goodies were grown by my darling hubs...Mr.CC. Now this man doesn't know how to plant just a few plants...he plants way more than we can ever use...he has spent several nights (mostly very late at night...past my bedtime) putting these up in the freezer...he even had to take some to his MIL's house...ran out of room in our freezers. One day I put together several goodie bags filled with them and attached a little note...got in my car and made a tomato run to family and friends. My brother was soooo surprise when he opened the door and found this cute bag filled with one of his favorites...thanks little sis...now don't thank me...thank your BIL...he did all the hard work. I would have been happy to add my friends in blogland, but you all know...gasoline is way to high! As I was washing these bad boys one day...I told Mr.CC...it's to bad that I can't have a TOMATO GIVEAWAY...wonder how many of y'all would had entered. I asked Mr.CC to PLEASE stop picking them, because HONEY we have a wedding to pull off in just two weeks and these tomatoes are just in my way (I can't believe I really said that). We have not been able to use our kitchen or dining room table in weeks...working on table displays for the wedding has taken over and we are now eating in the family room.
                                                  Glad that you came by and I
                                                           hope you have a
                                                            great weekend,
                                                                  Linda
                                          Look how pretty these guys are!!!
                              I wasn't kidding...they have taken over my kitchen!



                                         Several weeks ago...this is what we had.
                                               We both do love some good ole
                                                       fried green tomatoes!
                                       
                                        Thanks Mr.CC for all your hard work!
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43 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Time to make some salsa!

Danielle

Ashley (A Sew Chic Boutique) said...

Wonder if they would make it in the heat all the way to South Georgia?

Cass @ That Old House said...

Holy moly, Linda -- that's some haul of tomatoes! Wow -- they are spectacular. Maybe you can just put beautiful bowls of ripe tomatoes on the tables at the wedding.

We just finished with my daughter's wedding 2 weeks ago -- now I'm in let down mode. ENJOY every moment!
And get pictures,
Cass

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh My... they are beautiful!! & so pretty on the counter... though it does look like they have taken over your kitchen... : )
Reminds me of a story of our neighbor.... they had never gardened...decided one summer to give it a try & wanted to do salsa... so they planted 80 tomatoe plants... :) Can you imagine?? how many tomatoes that was.. ?? Yes... they filled the bed of the pick up & brought them around.. : )
Sometime please share how you do Fried Green tomatoes.. would love to try it sometime.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Wow, now that is a lot of tomatoes. Think of all the health benefits though. I may grow some in pots next year because I remember my parents growing them. I hope to try making salsa and tomato sauce. Good luck with the continued wedding plans, time flies!

Sylvia said...

Linda, my mom and I used to can tomatoes, we'd have tomatoe sauce all year long!! We too have a bit of tomatoes and dehydrated them last week, turned out kind of funky looking but went well with our meals.

Enjoy...
Sylvia

Pam said...

That's a huge amount of tomatoes. Can you make a tomato centerpieces for the wedding tables? Or tomato wedding cake?

Red Gate Farm said...

Lucky you to already have tomatoes! We usually don't have any to harvest until late July or even early August.... I make mine into tomato sauce because it's way easier than peeling them for anything else!

Good luck on the upcoming wedding planning and "doing"!

~Chris

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love some homegrown tomatoes! These look yummy!
Blessings!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I soooooo know what you mean. We planted 56 tomato plants and my kitchen has been taken over by tomatoes, too. I have already put up about 20 quarts and there are many more on the vines. I cannot imagine having an upcoming wedding on top of the tomatoes!

Blondie's Journal said...

Those are a lot of tomato plants!! How does he freeze them?

XO,
Jane

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhh those tomatoes are just wonderful!! I am pretty sure that they are my favorite home grown vegetable!!

xoxo
Lori

Kaybe said...

Pass me the Hellman's - I'm having a mater samich. There is nothing - I repeat nothing as tasty as a homegrown tomato. Good job Mr CC.

Take good care,

Karen

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I know what to do with those tomatoes :-)
Those are Friday's Favorites for sure~

Now what's up with the wedding? I hope you are enjoying this special time

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh my my look at all those gorgeous tomatoes. Wish I lived closer I would certainly take some off your hands. Have a great weekend!

Shirley said...

Hi Linda, It is BLT sandwich time with all of the tomatoes. Your other half sounds like my brother, who has entirely to much time on his hands since he retire. He plants entirely to many plants. My SIL makes tomato juice. I do hope you will share some of the wedding pictures with us. Have a great weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Cap Creations said...

You could make salsa though and have a salsa giveaway!

Karena said...

Linda that is quite a crop of tomatoes! They are so good and maybe you could open a stand at the end of your drive!! Well I can't really picture that...they would sell though!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Mary Ellen said...

Oh gosh i would love to take some of those beauties off your hands!!! Mine are just now putting on a few tomatoes!

Jane said...

Oh...to have some of those gorgeous tomatoes...
Check out my Pomodoro with Butter recipe from an earlier post (I think it was from last week). It's a great recipe for using up a lot of tomatoes...and it's delicious!
Jane (artfully graced)

ladychiara said...

Mmmmmm Yummy!Mr CC must really have quite a green thumb! Hope he doesn't grow pumpkins! hehe Tomato jam is quite nice too. Good luck with the upcoming wedding. :)

Lori said...

Farmers Market? Pay for some of the last minute wedding expenses and there are a lot of them (expenses) Enjoy the wedding!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Now that's a gorgeous tomato harvest! My few tomato plants still have just green ones but soon my kitchen will look like that, yay!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Linda wish you were my neighbor, garden tomatoes are the best!! Tell your hubby he did goooood! Martina

Rhonda said...

He did good is all I can say!!! I love tomatoes!
When I was a kid I would take the salt shaker to the garden and stand in the hot sun and eat tomatoes right off the vine!
I learned to make a good marinara when I spent time with my niece and her Italian husband. Wish I had some of these beauties!
I spied an AU cup with coke or prolly sweet tea in it by the sink - Ha!
Rhonda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Home grown tomatoes! Nothing in this world is better. My Dad always grew tomatoes, I miss him! hugs, Linda

Leslie said...

Wow ~ that is a lot of tomatoes!!! I see lots of sauce in your future.

I am having a fun little giveaway on the Spoonful blog.

Have a great friday.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow! That is a LOT of tomatoes! My plants are loaded, especially the grape and cherry tomato plants and they are just starting to ripen. I also have a ton of basil so I usually dice the tomatoes and combine in freezer bags with shredded basil. I just LOVE how fresh tomatoes taste -- unlike the styrofoam ones in the store!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh, I forgot to ask, care to share your recipe for fried green tomatoes? I made some last summer and they were horrible but I've had them in restaurants and loved them!

Pam said...

Wow! Tomatoes are my favorite food in the world, so I think I'd be in heaven in your kitchen! (except for the fact that you're trying to get ready for a wedding!) :) You have quite the crop there. Kudos to your hubby!

Have a great weekend.
Pam

raggygirlvintage said...

Oh my goodness, it's like the magic porridge pot boiling over, I've never seen such a crop!!
Tracey

Honey at 2805 said...

Holy Tomato! What a crop!

Donna said...

Linda,
I need to have a tomato giveaway too! We have so many tomatoes ourselves. Our garden is really producing more than we can eat. I have been giving them away too!
Hugs,
Donna

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, you weren't kidding, that's a lot of tomatoes! They look yummy though, and I would have entered your tomato giveaway!

I can't believe the wedding is only 2 weeks away!

Kat :)

Mrs.B said...

They look so good! Ours look sad right now. & something came and ate every single leaf and left the stalk on one plant?

ANNE said...

There is simply nothing, and I mean nothing, better than home grown tomatoes! I'm trying but so far have never gotten a harvest like that, its wonderful!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh Yum! The hubby did good :) Looks amazing, Linda! I eat tomatoes like apples...pass the salt. My kids think it's so gross, haha.

I've been thinking about you and your daughters big day. I sure look forward to seeing pictures of that beautiful day. Hope you are enjoying all the preperations and it's not too stressful.

Blessings to your family!
~Michelle

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

preparations... couldn't let that slip. I taught Kindergarten, lol!

Take care!

Jann Olson said...

Oh how wish I had those beauties atop my kitchen counter! I am totally out of salsa, and we eat a ton of it each year. I only have 8 plants and they are just now getting baby greenies. We had such a cold and wet Spring. Don't think I'll be getting a bundle crop like that. Enjoy!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Yum! Love garden tomatoes and fried green tomatoes are a real treat when we head south for a visit. Best of luck with the rest of the wedding plans :)

CAS said...

OMGosh, those are beautiful! There is just nothing like a home-grown tomato.

Robyn Story said...

Thanks for posting our Mountain of Giveaway button to your blog!!! Already a follower of yours and love keeping up with all that's new on Coastal Charm!!!

Diann said...

What a great harvest of tomatoes! Mr. CC is quite the urban gardener! And you will be able to enjoy them throughout the winter! If you get to the point of just too many, let the folks at church know you have plenty of tomatoes for whoever would like some. We have done this. A bunch of folks, after services, met us at our truck. Thank you for joining TTF and have a great weekend!

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