One of the things on my list was to get all those tomatilloes out of the freezer and fridge and conjure up some Salsa Verde. I made a big batch. Total 16 pints and two of those tall 1 1/2 pint jars of Salsa Verde. We both grew up eating Tex-mex and Mexican food. Shoot if you are raised in Texas it's second nature. I'll write up the recipe as soon as I have time. I can see good food in my future now though!! Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas anyone? Oh my.
I was lucky to have found enough pint jars to get this stuff done. After scrounging around in every nook and cranny I realized that all of those cases of jars still empty are quarts. I wonder if I could find someone on Craigslist that would like to do a little trading...
Aren't these Bell Peppers pretty!!!
The Cayenne Peppers are still going like they will never stop. I'm picking the red ones every day and drying them for using later.
See how the cantaloupe vines are starting to die back? Almost finished for the year. Check out that plant behind it. That is one HUGE pepper plant. I know you can't see it but it's blooming again. All the peppers in the garden are as a matter of fact.
There are some interesting peppers in the garden this year though. My mom sent several different varieties of hot pepper seed to Mars. Just looking at them makes my mouth burn.
I'll make some jelly from those just for him this year. I doubt it will be tolerable for me. I'll probably be afraid to even try them! Shoot I can cry over a jalapeno, I can't imagine trying to eat one of those harbingers of death. With so many pepper plants doing so well I've decided to start letting the Jalapeno's and Serrano's turn to red. I'm hoping I can get enough of them at one time (which you guys who garden know can be hard to do sometimes) to make Chipoltle Powder.
Check out this pretty squash. Carolyn, Don't Look! This is the yellow squash. So far so good and I've been picking squash most every day for a few days now.
And not to be outdone.... The Acorn and Butternut Squash!!!
In other news...
Those of you who've been reading awhile already know that we don't watch T.V. It's by choice just so ya know. It wouldn't matter anyway since without sattellite TV there is no reception out here. Our old 13" TV has been residing in the barn for the past couple of years. We gave away the big one when we moved. For entertainment we rent dvd's from Netflix and we'll watch one movie a night on Mars' computer. Mine doesn't have a working dvd player. (that's a whole other story) Anyway, his dvd player finally bit the dust. So he brought the tv in from the barn and hooked up this old dvd player we've had for years to it. Nothing. We also have an old dvd player that he dug out. This player is old enough that of course it doesn't have a USB port in it. I know they are pretty cheap these days so if we can wiggle the bills around come the first I'll order an external player. Until then it's radio for us in the evenings. Funny how you get used to doing something every day... part of the rythem , then all the sudden you aren't and you feel a bit "out of kilter". Or is that just me?
This year I've felt like I've been swallowed up whole by the garden and have been desperately trying to fight my way out. I'm seeing the beginning of the end of the summer season and it's been a wild ride. We've been blessed with a great garden this year. It had kept me busy and every single year I'm learning more and more. Please understand I'm not complaining. I'm just very happy that I was able to do it, albeit slowly, and I'm still upright! We'll have some good food this winter. And if I'm lyin' folks.... Then grits ain't groceries!!!