Sundays on Silverado #54

Sorry for the delay in getting this morning’s Sundays on Silverado up. I had it scheduled to post at 12:00 PM instead of AM. Can you tell my brain is already starting to fill up with back-to-school stuff. Lord help me.

Life Lately

It was my last week of summer vacation this past week, and we tried to cram as much into it as possible.

So Many Tomatoes…

We spent one whole day canning our bumper crop of tomatoes. There were so many, we had to call for backup, so my mother-in-law came over to lend a hand.

After 8 hours in the kitchen, we ended up with all this…

  • 4 pints of salsa
  • 4 half pints of roasted tomato pizza sauce
  • 4 pints of pasta sauce
  • 4 pints of Bloody Mary mixer
  • 2 quarts of V8 juice
  • 4 quarter pints of cherry tomato jam

Have you ever had Cherry Tomato Jam. Oh my word. On a burger, it’s like a thicker, sweeter ketchup. With a homemade dill pickle on the side, it doesn’t get much better for a simple summer supper. And since we canned tomato jam and pickles, we can have a taste of summer even after the snow falls.

Of course, we still have more tomatoes coming from the garden even after all that canning. Caprese is my favorite way to eat them fresh. Who else loves Caprese?

More Projects…

Working on projects is like an escape for me. And in the fall, when the weather is perfection, I love to spend a beautiful Saturday outside with a coffee cup in one hand and a paint brush in the other.

I’ve been on the lookout for an antique buffet with six curvy legs like this for awhile now, so when this one popped up on Marketplace, we didn’t waste any time making a trip to check it out. Happily, it came home with us, and I can’t wait to get started on the makeover later this fall.


We made sure to squeeze in some R&R this week too, and thankfully the weather finally gave us a break from the relentless heat and humidity. Yesterday was pure weather perfection, so we visited our favorite Mexican restaurant for a Margarita flight on the patio.

This is the same restaurant that inspired me to make my own Margarita Flight last year, remember? I need to do that again…

In Case You Missed It…

We cooked this Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes recently for dinner in our quest to keep using all those tomatoes up. It was so good that I’m sure it will become a regular on our menu.

The Weekly Features!

I love projects like this one that are simple to make, yet have big impact. And, it’s styled so pretty. Plus, the cow picture is adorable.

DIY White Farmhouse Planked Wooden Table Riser | Restyle Relove

I’m not really all about bright orange in the fall either, and prefer a toned down neutral color scheme. This tutorial on muting those bright leaves is great!

Easy DIY Muted Fall Folliage | A Loverly Life

We have glass cabinets in our kitchen too, so I’m always interested to see how others style them to get that necessary combo of form+function. Plus, the blue is magnificent.

How to Style Glass Front Kitchen Cabinets | Sonata Home Design

And finally, after working on all your projects, you deserve a drink, right? This Spicy Paloma is on my list of cocktails to make, asap.

Spicy Garden Paloma | A Life Unfolding

All features have been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board!

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22 thoughts on “Sundays on Silverado #54

  1. Nice haul on the tomatoes. They look so yummy. The Cherry Tomato Jam looks good.

    We are back in school and back to the interesting weirdness that is my life.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope that you are having a good and have a great school year.

  2. So many fun links to dive into this week, Niky! I love all the features you chose and that buffet is stunning. Thanks so much for hosting. I hope your week is a special one, CoCo

  3. Thanks for featuring my Cocktail of the week! We served them to guests last night and Yum! I am with you on the Fall projects list! The cooler temps are perfect for those paint projects, can’t wait to see what you do. 🙂

  4. Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  5. That cherry tomato jam sounds amazing! I canned years ago but I never made that! It sounds like a great alternative to ketchup! Thanks for hosting the link party 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my muted fall foliage post.
    It is such an easy way to transform faux fall foliage for your home decor style.
    Most importantly, thank you most kindly for letting me be a part of your Sunday.
    Wishing you a loverly week.

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