Saturday, someone offered me free bell peppers and various peppers. I accepted and took just a few. She pointed out that everyone had taken some, so I could have the rest. Well, give me a plastic bag. The rest of the basket was cleaned out by me! Some of the green, yellow, and orange bell peppers were so tiny. Remember, these were home grown.
I was surprised by pimiento peppers. The jars of pimiento go into my pimiento and cheese. Maybe I can use these for the same.
Foolishly, I passed on the hot peppers. It never occurred to me until too late that I could string these and dry them, later making hot pepper relish.
The crockpot has been going for days, one food coming out and another going in. The broth gets stronger by the day. I cooked 7 breasts with carrots and potatoes that were followed by 11 chicken legs. Now that I want to make chicken and dumplings, I removed and refrigerated all the broth that has had also had celery, bell pepper, and onion cooked in it.
For the chicken and dumplings I only want chicken, salt, pepper to season the broth. So, the last seven chicken legs will be cooked in the crockpot and prepared in chicken and dumplings. It does not have to be washed, just emptied and reused immediately. Some people use a can of biscuits to make the dumplings, so I may try this. Maybe not.
For exbf I have stripped the drumsticks of meat. The 11 drumsticks yielded two cups of meat. Finally, I had to mash the meat down to get it all into the cup. Freezing it in portions will make it easier for him to efficiently use.
It is going to be in low 50s this week. Maybe I will dig out a can of pumpkin and made pumpkin pie without a crust.