Those People

It's come to my attention that Tim and I are now those people.  You know, the people that others take pity on because we have black thumbs and couldn't grow anything on our own.  The other day our friend Luke dropped by and gave us a bag of beautiful tomatoes that I promptly used in salads and a weeknight pasta dish.  Then my sister gave me more than 20 jalapeños from her garden.  I'd like to think that she just didn't know what to do with 20 jalapeños and figured I could find something, but secretly I think that when she stands in front of her thriving garden she feels badly that we don't have anything growing on our side of town.

Then Tim came home from work yesterday with two beautiful banana peppers that a coworker had given him.  Pardon the cell phone pic--he texted this to me while I was still at the office.

I texted back:  what are you going to do with them?

Tim's reply:  stick them in my ears.

I married a jokester.  I wouldn't want him any other way.  But clearly neither of us know what to do with a banana pepper except put it on a pizza.  Any suggestions?


  1. Hey, a friend's homegrown vegetables are better than NO homegrown vegetables. Unfortunately, though, I have no idea what to do with banana peppers. A Thai curry, maybe?

  2. Christine, you are very right. I am very grateful for their charity! I do love Thai food.

  3. well, i sorta felt sorry for your lousy gardening endeavor ;) next year we're gonna be sittin' on a gold mine of veggies at your place. just remember who gave you 20 jalapenos next year when your garden floweth over. ha!

  4. I hope your pickling the peppers works out for you! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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