Monday, December 8, 2008

Tomatoes and BBQ

This is a picture of 1/3 of the cherry tomato plants. They are not particularly pretty, but notice the yellow blossoms and the green tomatoes. There is another 1/3 that looks sort of like this - the third 1/3 was pulled so that we would have somewhere to put the snow peas.

I picked all of the current tomatoes, no matter what their color, and they are now slowly ripening in a bowl on the kitchen counter. Every day a few more start turning yellow, then orange, on their way to red (and Darci's mouth). We should be eating tomatoes for at least another month.

I couldn't bring myself to pull up the plants yet - we have had some near-freezes but nothing yet that has hurt the plants. I'm having a real hard time getting past the end of summer.

Related to this pathetic "clinging to summer" thing, we had a barbecue and invited over about 25 people for dinner.

There was "Vaguely Mexican a Bit Spicy" chicken, "Vaguely Asian a Bit Spicy" chicken, and "Vaguely not Mexican or Asian or Spicy" chicken. Others brought a ham made of turkey, sausages made of chicken and spinach, a great rice dish, really good potato salad, and a token green salad. Oh, and LOTS of desserts.

Here is the buffet line in the kitchen with The Boy signaling a touchdown (yes, this was all done while the Redskins were getting drubbed by the Ravens - I am pretty sure he was taunting me).

But there still appears to be no chance of summer coming back.

That's it - move along...


DAK said...

Boy, is this not my family at the barbecue -- those plates, three tiny little things on them? Jeez, we'd have three plates each and each plate would be slopping over the sides. You'd be able to find where we're sitting by following the trail of potato salad. But I agree about summer -- let's keep it here as long as possible.

notthatlucas said...

This was an early picture while they were still being polite. You should have seen their plates once they thought nobody was looking.