Friday, September 14, 2012

pick a peck of pimento peppers~

 
 
we grew pimento peppers for the first time this year
 
the hubs & i both love pimento cheese sandwiches
 
so we thought
 
why not grow them
 
we planted two plants & yesterday the hubs brought in the harvest
 
5 peppers...yep only 5
 
it's been a tough year for our garden but we have canned, frozen & dried everything we could
 
 
these were super easy to do
 
we washed them, cut off the stem & removed the ribs & seeds
 
quartered them & layed them out on a cookie sheet
 
& roasted them @ 450 for about 30 minutes
 
transferred them to a bowl & covered with plastic wrap
 
& let them sit for about 20 minutes
 
this helps removes the skins
 
 
we then diced them
 
and put them into little jars & put them in the freezer
 
 
 
 
i save just about every glass jar i get
 
the hubs thinks i have a problem...lol
 
and maybe i do
 
but.......
 
when i needed little glass jars to put our pimento peppers in
 
i had only to go to the basement
 
~*~


5 comments:

Sherri B. said...

He didn't laugh at your jars then, now did he?! I think it is brilliant that you have done your own and have them right in your freezer.

Have a wonderful weekend! xo

Lap Dog Knits said...

these look beautiful
easy to grow???
my grandmother made the best pimento & cheese sandwiches on soft white bread with the crust cut off...thank you for reminding me of this sweet memory
Enjoy - love the little jars, super cute!

Jesse said...

I love your header pictures!! So very festive for fall :)

Your peppers are beautiful! Will your plants survive and reproduce next year, or are they annuals?

I think it's fantastic to save glass jars! Many, many uses for them.

Enjoy your weekend, Katie!

Andi G said...

I loved pimento cheese! It has only been in the last couple of years I was introduced to this wonderful spread, by my sister's southern MIL. I can't imagine how incredible it would be with roasted canned pimentos.

Andi G said...

I loved pimento cheese! It has only been in the last couple of years I was introduced to this wonderful spread, by my sister's southern MIL. I can't imagine how incredible it would be with roasted canned pimentos.