Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Sacred Trio


When John and I were first married --almost fifty-three years ago -- and living in a tiny trailer at Camp Geiger Trailer Park (officially designated 'sub-standard housing by the Marine Corps,) John commented one evening that I seemed to fix dinner by starting with a pan of diced onions and peppers and garlic and then deciding what to add.


There was, and still is, some truth in that. So when I was faced with a bunch of peppers that needed to be picked in advance of falling temperatures, I diced up all the bell peppers and a few of the jalapenos (they're very hot) to saute with onions and garlic and package for freezing. ( The poblanos -- the dark green beauties on the left -- John smoked and then I bagged them up for the freezer.)


 When I first began gardening, I followed the directions in a book on freezing vegetables that recommended freezing chopped green peppers raw. This isn't very satisfactory as the peppers become quite watery and if you try to saute them, they just stew in their own juices. I like this solution much better -- a package of this tasty mix and I'm well on my way to a good spaghetti sauce or chili or beef stew or soup or curry or burgoo or . . .




9 comments:

Ms. A said...

Oooooh, my kids would be drooling!

Reader Wil said...

Very nice mixure! When I read the title of this post , I thought:" Ah a new novel"!
I hope you are okay! E njoy autumn!
Wil, ABCW Team

Martin Hodges said...

Tasty!

Jim Egerton said...

Gimme some please

Jim Egerton said...

Gimme some please

Barbara Rogers said...

I bet they smell great cooking!

Vickie Lesperance said...

My Cajun ex-mother in law called this "the holy trinity". It's stuck with me ever since the first time I heard it well over 39 years ago. And like you, I also begin each meal (it seems) with this mixture in my pan and then decide what I'm going to add to it for the meal. Thanks for sharing your freezing tips!

Frances said...

Vicki, you are clever to capture this end of season goodness, and to be able to freeze it for future meals with a summer spin.

I also think that various peppers are truly beautiful objects, colors and shapes. xo

Thérèse said...

My first year to freeze peppers, we missed them so much last year here in France...
Such vivid colors on your post!