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Sunday, September 2, 2012


We absolutely LOVE jalapeños...so this year we planted some in a pot set out in the full sun in our backyard.  We thought we had 2 jalapeño plants, but one turned out to be a banana pepper or something...the next door neighbor is enjoying those as they're pretty mild & we like the heat. 
Some of these will become Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Thingies later today...recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks.  You can see some I made for watching the Super Bowl here.  The link to the recipe is there, too.  They are quite yummy & addictive.  I've discovered that a thinly sliced bacon is best for this recipe as it cooks more quicky & the chiles don't get overcooked before the bacon is done.  Some of them are probably destined to be part of a salsa, too. 
We also planted one pot with an Anaheim chile plant.  I let some start to turn to a gorgeous red...I'm not sure how that will affect the flavor, but it will be interesting to find out.  These will probably become some chile relleños & maybe some salsa.
Don't they look wonderful?  There are still some little chiles on the plants...I'm hoping we can get some more of these beauties before the wonderful heat leaves us & that nasty stuff that is cold & white & ugly moves in.  I'm certainly not at all ready for summer to end.

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