Proof positive I cannot multi-task when I am tired! I snagged a few pounds of tomatoes at bargain basement prices at Wednesday's Farmers' Market, cut, cored and olive oiled them, added seasonings and even peeled garlic this time. Then I slid them into the oven to roast away. I kind of meant to turn the oven off before I went to the bus stop but even if I didn't, they should have been fine. Except there was a bolt of lightning. And the school took all the kids back inside from the buses. And I did not know about this - they sent an email but I have a dumb phone - so we waited for our children at a bus stop too far from the house to let them walk alone while this happened to my tomatoes.
|Two pans looking like this :( |
(Please note, the pill bottle off to the left is filled with meds for the dog...not for me when my tomatoes blacken up as one friend suggested!)
On a more positive note, I found a simple recipe for pickled banana peppers and whipped up a jar.
This morning, I gazed at the sad plums that should have been turned into something yummy by yesterday at the latest. They still showed signs of life, so before the kids even finished breakfast, I had a small batch of Amaretto Plum Jam going in the canner. Or it may turn out to be Amaretto Plum Dessert Sauce, depending on the vagaries of high altitude canning with non-pectin recipes. There was only a spoon-licking quantity left over so no previews on my toast.
|No coffee made to justify a nip of Amaretto|