Breakfast for Lunch

The tomato was probably the last one I’ll get from my container plant. I nearly killed it with an over enthusiastic application of blossom rot preventer but it made a late comeback. There are 2 or 3 fruits still hanging on that may make it.

Jalapeno Harvest…Again

I harvested about five pounds of jalapenos and purchased a couple pounds of Poblanos and roasted them. I peeled and froze the Poblanos to make Creamy Poblano Soup later. The jalapenos I made into pickled relish and froze.

One issue with roasting the jalapenos as long as I did, is the relish becomes more of a “spread” – they disintegrated when I chopped them.  This is not going to matter to me because they will be used in soups, stews, and on sandwiches and will taste great regardless of the texture.

In the photo, you will see the jalapenos and tomatoes I have harvested since the roasting…and since the photo I’ve harvested that many or more, again. I swear the jalapeno fairy just deposits them on the plants in the middle of the night. They were not there before, LOL.

I’ll most likely buy some more Poblanos and do another round of roasting. But there may only be one jalapeno plant next year.


Hot Soup & Warm Bread

I remembered to start the bread machine early enough to have bread with the soup I simmered all morning:

This was a really tasty potato soup with plenty of ham, onions, garlic and cheese. I melted half a small brick of cheddar in citrated half and half before stirring it in. I chopped a sprig of fresh rosemary really fine and also dropped in a sprig of thyme to flavor this beyond the salt and pepper. There are four nice garlic cloves in it as well as a generous scoop of the better than bouillon roasted garlic flavor goop. Love that stuff! I’ve got chopped chives in there and my bowl has a nice sprinkle of ground red pepper