What's Cooking on a Hot Labor Day Weekend

Real Estate Agent

Sacramento has been locked into a heat spell, with temps hovering in the 100+ degree range.  Local outdoor activities this Labor Day Weekend, aren't something found to be especially comfortable.  However, last evening, I hosted a little gathering at my home, which was kept indoors.

For dinner I cooked simple faire. I slow cooked Beef Bourguignon. And, I made Tomato Pie with tomatoes from my garden. There were Green Beans and Cheddar Biscuits too.

The recipe for the Beef Bourguignon is from The Recipe Critic.  Here's the link: Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe

For the Tomato Pie, I used a recipe from The Pioneer Woman.  Here's the link: Tomato Pie Recipe

* I wish to note that some recipes state you can serve this Tomato Pie cold.  I did that last evening, and was very disappointed.  However, this morning, I heated up a slice of it for breakfast, and it reached a whole new wonderful dimension.  DO NOT SERVE COLD.  Serve hot, or warm!

Here's a couple pictures!



Have a Happy Labor Day, Everybody!

Posted by

Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature

Comments (20)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Myrl... looks and sounds yummy! I love boeuf bourguignon... make it quite often myself in a slow cooker and always love to see a new recipe. Happy Labor Day to you!

Sep 04, 2022 10:39 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl it looks delicious.  I am sure everyone enjoyed it, even cold!!!

Sep 04, 2022 12:31 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Myrl,  great disclosure on the tomato pie.  lol   I remember vividly the heat you speak of.  At 100 there is just no comfort outside unless neck deep in water.  Take care during your high temps.  M

Sep 04, 2022 02:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Nina Hollander, Broker - Boeuf Bourguignon. . .With each bite, I was thinking of the movie, "Julie and Julia."  

George Souto - They seemed too.  But, I knew the difference.

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - You're absolutely correct about being neck high in water.  I went swimming early this morning.  Haven't been outside since.  Current temp is 103.

Sep 04, 2022 02:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - it's hot down in Southern California too.  Turn off the oven/stove and chill with some ice cream.   Alternatives to cooking are on the menu.  Stay as cool as possible.  

Sep 04, 2022 03:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Myrl- some of us are cooks...you are a chef!!!   I've never made beef bourguignon but I may give it a try!!!  We had hot dogs, baked beans, and a fresh pasta salad. Dessert  was blueberry peach cobbler. 

Sep 04, 2022 05:57 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must admit Myrl, that made my taste buds do back flips. Happy Labor Day 😎

Sep 04, 2022 09:21 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

I have never had tomato pie or beef bourguignon. Your pictures look so tempting, though! 

Enjoy the rest of the Labor Day weekend. Have a drink or two! 🍹

Sep 04, 2022 11:42 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Myrl.

Enjoy the holiday and have an outstanding week.

Sep 05, 2022 03:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like a delicious meal for a hot day. Enjoy your Labor Day!

Sep 05, 2022 04:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Myrl, will need to remember you shared this recipe when I get back home, sounds delish!

Sep 05, 2022 05:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl just stopping by to wish you a HAPPY LABOR DAY, and I hope it is a very relaxing and enjoyable one!!!

Sep 05, 2022 12:57 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Labor Day is a great way to honor American workers by not working. Eating is a good second way of celebrating, though.

Sep 06, 2022 08:03 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl,

This again shows off your culinary talent.  That meal looks soooo good! 

Sep 06, 2022 08:31 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Myrl I say your photos on FB and went WOW!  That looks incredible and I'm sure it was incredible to enjoy!!

Sep 06, 2022 05:01 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

You have some very lucky friends.  The meal looks beautiful and very tasty!

Sep 07, 2022 03:04 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

hay kiddo

hope your doing well in your glory days. I have been thinking about doing the same. Just too many hassles lately and then all the new ones like having to make your website ADA compliant for the visual impaired. This would cost me $10k+

Lets chat sometime, cheers cvc

Sep 15, 2022 08:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Sep 16, 2022 05:14 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl I love your post about cooking because every time I am here I see the photos that you actually made not just a recipe post:)Endre

Sep 17, 2022 11:10 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - You make attractive meals. The colors, shapes, and style looks very appetizing and your creative juices show with beauty! I feel certain I would enjoy that Tomato Pie and would be proud serve a meal like the other one for guests! I wasn't hungry until now!

Sep 18, 2022 03:14 AM