Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Back to the Market and All About Food

One of my main reasons for the trip to the market, was to buy some pepper jelly one of the  local vendors makes/sells.  Wonderful spooned on some softened cream cheese, scooped up on wheat thins. Yum!!!
Been buying it for years - couple of  jars in the Fall to use during the holidays. Went straight to the vendor's booth and there was none. The cashier said they would have some more the next day.  Small problem - I could not go back the next day, so hoping they will have some the next time I go.
Update:  Went back 4 days later and the vendor still did not have it in stock - apparently it was never put on the list to restock.  Well - Okee Dokee !! :/

Saw a display of fried apple pies - $2 ea.. :-0 !!  They were on the small side - about 5 or  6  bites, so decided to pass on those. Have not had one in many years and  I suspect those were not as good as the homemade kind I remember  from my  "younger"  years.  As I type the following has already been reduced down to a couple of apples, one tomato, and a sweet potato - it was all good!
Daughter  is making large batches of  friendship bread (more like cake to me) to stock their freezer  and give to others.  She brought me a loaf of pumpkin/cinnamon, a lemon and 1/2 of a cinnamon/vanilla.  Sorry for the glare in the pic, but the loaves were wrapped,   and I did not want to unwrap them until I could get them sliced, individually wrapped and in the freezer (which has now been done).  Lots of good eating in the future !
The temps cool down and we think about  foods such as soups, casseroles, other homemade goodies and comfort foods, then next Spring when the first blooms appear and the birds start singing again,  we will start thinking more about lots of fresh salads and the lighter fare. It is all good !!

What was that about: When I went back to the market Monday in an attempt to buy the pepper jelly, I noticed a dumpster piled high with pumpkins ?!?  The ones  you could see piled up did not appear to be damaged/bad, and lots of pie size.  Wish I had taken a picture, but did not think to as it sort of caught me off guard.

Just another Dab of This and That ramble.
Hope everyone is having a great week.


Laura said...

That would be shocking to see a dumpster full of pumpkins.
I wonder why?

Have a wonderful week-
White Spray Paint

Pam said...

Hi Glenda, I have got to try the pepper jelly. It must be delicious to have to have it! I love your this and thats. The friendship bread also sounds like something i'm going to have to make soon. I know this is good! Would have loved to have seen all those pumpkins. Must have been a sight to behold! Have a blessed week, my friend, xo's Pam

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You're making me so hungry as I read this. The pepper jelly sounds delicious with cream cheese and crackers. I cooked up some homemade soup today and froze enough of it for at least eight meals. Yep, it's comfort food season:-)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a shame that they threw so many pumpkins away. I would have loved to have a bunch to cook down and make my own pumpkin puree!

Patty said...

I have been to parties where they had the pepper jelly on cream cheese as you described. So delicious! Hope you find some soon!

xinex said...

Lots of goodies there, Glenda. I am glad they are not here cause I would gobble them all up. They all look so good...Christine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love pepper jelly. I wonder how many people know what it is! lol And I saw a lady at a market walking to the dumpster with a HUGE pumpkin and I almost felt like stopping her to say..WAIT WAIT! It seems sad to see them go to the dumpster!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Sorry you couldn't find that pepper jelly! I have a good recipe :) Love Wheat Thins! How sad our fall celebrations seem to be swept aside by the Christmas rush.

Christine Wallace said...

Oh, what a shame to not have a supply of pepper jelly. I absolutely LOVE that stuff and it's such a cupboard staple here in our south. Hope you finally were able to come across some! And hope you enjoy that good-lookin' bread! Sad to hear about someone wasting all of those pumpkins. Lots of goodies could have been made from those. Have a great week Glenda!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, looks like you are ready for the holidays with that stock of pretty and yummy looking food on your countertop. The mum and pumpkin outside the door look pretty. I can't imagine a dumpster full of pumpkins. I'll be using mine through T'giving. I think I would have asked if I could take some of them. Got cold this a.m.! Have a good weekend. laurie

Amy Burzese said...

Pepper jelly is good. A dumpster filled with pumpkins would make me sad. They would be so good for compost at least.