Sunday, December 26, 2010

Love in a Jar

Jeremy's dad, Frank, makes the best pickles, ever.  This year he put Thai peppers in some of his pickles. Trust me, this jar packs enough flavor that it really deserves a new word in the dictionary to describe it.  It makes my mouth water just looking at the jar. I'll be opening it as soon as I finish this post.

I love home-made gifts. We don't do them often enough these days.  The mother of Gene's children, Wendy, gave me a beautiful pair of wool socks she knitted along with a warm scarf and a matching hat. She also brought the best-ever sweet potatoes with a pecan/brown sugar topping to dinner yesterday. It was like dessert disguised as a vegetable.  I had it for breakfast this morning before we left Portland, along with turkey & stuffing with gravy from last night's gift from Jeremy. Forget the french toast. Give me leftovers.

The kids made us a photo frame with a picture their mom took of them together on the first day of school this year. It's a treasure that will be hanging up on the wall before the sun goes down today.  There was also a small ornament the youngest made for us.  Treasures ... all of these.

It was a really fun weekend and one not to be soon forgotten.

love, Susan


  1. Now should I make some of my beans and asparagus with Thai peppers in them? The carrots too?? I was debating on the one that start with h and my spell check would not come up with the correct spelling.

  2. Habanero? Or jalapeno? Gotta be careful with the habanero peppers ... they're super hot. I think the Thai chilis have really flavor along with some heat. My cheeks great red when I eat them but it's worth it!

  3. Correction: Thai chilis have really good flavor ....

  4. It was a great weekend AGAIN!

  5. I think I may have to go in and have one of my pickles that he made now that you mention it!!!

  6. Habanero Is the one I almost used. Gene is a fan of that one I think. Now that we are thinking of food my mouth is watering for Gene's famous rice....YUMMMY


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