Labor Day Weekend
Now isn't that something! I love to find unusual shapes in food!
I have been fighting off a summer cold this week. It had me down Wednesday and Thursday, but I took some Echinacea and I began to feel much better Friday. I hate summer colds.
I worked in the garden on Friday and did I harvest a haul! I picked 6 pounds of green beans and 7 pounds of tomatoes. Several peppers, but I did not weigh them. The garden has been very bountiful this year. We have gotten so many peppers this year, I have had to freeze them. If you ever have an over abundance of peppers, just pop them in a bag and freeze them. They work well in a cooked recipe after that. It is nice to just pull one or two out of the freezer in the winter for chili.
Sigh, I guess that means that fall is truly upon us when the corn is gone. I never did pick up any extra to freeze for the winter.
Along with the burgers and corn I served a recipe I watched Paula Deen cook while I was vegging out in front of the TV with the cold earlier in the week. Marinated Tomatoes are a good way to use up some of your tomato harvest. Paula claims this recipe will make even store bought winter tomatoes taste like summer. That is a mighty big claim! The recipe makes a lot of marinade, so when the tomatoes are gone, just add more or use it as a salad dressing. The tomatoes were bursting with flavor after a quick soak in the marinade. Add some chopped green onions for additional crunch and color ( I forgot to add these however).
I picked up a book at the library the other day called Blue Ribbon Preserves.
What a great book! I found a recipe for Pumpkin Butter. I haven't had any of that in ages! I have all the ingredients so I plan to make some on Tuesday and can it. Hopefully, I will be successful and I will post the results. Many other recipes caught my eye for some jams and jellies. My only experience with jam is Strawberry Freezer Jam. I think I may try my hand at some cooked and canned jams soon as well!
Hope everyone has a great holiday!