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...