Saturday, August 29, 2009

Neighborly Goodness

We've only known our next door neighbors, Al and Pat, for two months, but this was delivered to our door a few days ago.

It made for a supper of fresh corn off the cob, sliced tomatoes and cucumber salad - no idea what to do with those peppers though - they're hot and I'm scared of hot peppers! Don't you love this time of year, when everything is coming in from the garden?

More than that, if you're like us and don't have a garden this year, don't you love those who planted 100 tomatoes, 10 hills of cucumbers, too many zucchini (that's anything more than 1!), and feel the need to share the goodness?!

7 comments:

Gretchen said...

Wow, they look so pretty! Enjoy the bounty of food and new friends.

Dawn said...

We noticed that a house down the street actually put out a basket of excess vegetables for free. I would think in this economy, many people might enjoy such neighborliness - -- if not, I'm sure a soup kitchen or homeless shelter might welcome them.

Susanne said...

What sweet neighbors.

The hot peppers aren't that scary. Use them in any cooking you would use green or yellow peppers like stews or stir fry but would like a bit of a bite. If the heat scares you make sure you scrape away any of the inner white stuff and any seeds. That's where most of the heat is.

Ann said...

That's the kind of neighbors everyone wishes they had! Enjoy those fresh veggies!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Bless your neighbors' hearts! I am eternally grateful for the generosity of neighbors, friends and family who gift us with produce from their gardens. My freezer and pantry is evidence of their generosity, and it really helps with our food bill each month.

Enjoy, and I'm sure they'd welcome any excess muffins, banana bread or other goodies you may share with them. :o)

Happy weekend!

Love and hugs,

Diane

Belle said...

The peppers look like banana peppers which aren't hot at all. My daughter eats them straight from the plants! What great neighbors!

gail@more than a song said...

If they are banana peppers, someone gave me an idea for them....I've actually used other kinds of peppers for this too.
Cream cheese peppers: Slit them, clean out the seeds and stuff with softened cream cheese. Wrap some bacon around them, put them in the oven at 350-375,maybe around 15 minutes or so. I ended up halving mine lengthwise and then stuffing. Can't go wrong with cream cheese and bacon!