Although my pepper plants are still producing a pepper here and a pepper there. This was that last big harvest of the season.
And before I put them onto the BBQ to roast I just has to play with them just a little...
Also I decided enter this first photo in the Abundant Harvest Photo Contest over at Gardening Gone Wild.
These little yellow guys are called 'Yum Yum Gold' peppers...and they certainly are that. So very sweet with hardly any innards to clean out. A perfect out of hand snack!
Not to mention just plain pretty!
When I was done playing around I put them on the grill...
Since I'm a free and easy kind of girl I let the red and the yellow peppers co-habitat while they roasted...
Are you shocked?
No I am not a prude...call me progressive and open minded.
Just don't ask my teenagers...they would deny that strenuously!
For those of you that have never roasted peppers. The object is to blacken the skins all around making them easier to peel and imparting a sweet smokey flavor to the peppers...truly a marvelous was to do peppers!
Ohhhh the smell coming from that BBQ...I don't think a steak in the world can match it!
I had to do a grill full of just the little yellow ones...the ones too shy and self conscious about their small size to co-mingle with the big lusty red ones.
I am in no way projecting here...
As each batch was done I threw them in a large bowl...
And covered them to let them sweat a little...like a sauna for peppers!
After they had cooled I easily peeled them, took out the innards and seeds and cut them into strips.
I would love to say that I ate none of these and left them all for the freezer and that night's pizza...but I must be honest...I ate some...
Ok...I ate a LOT.
They were just too good and frankly I didn't try very hard to resist!
In the deep dark months of winter when I am out of roasted peppers I will regret my lack of self control but for now I am enjoying these with no guilt...well very little!
Getting them ready for the freezer is as easy as taking the amount I would use on a pizza and putting it onto some waxed paper.
Folding the paper into little packets and...
Putting them into freezer containers...one for red, one for yellow. That way if I want a yellow pizza I don't have to go searching through all the packets cause all the yellows are altogether already. Color coding for the freezer. Yes I am that girl...that highly organized color coded girl.
For those that know me in the 'real' world you can get up now...rolling on the ground laughing is just not dignified!
And I am all about being dignified after all.
Now stop that...seriously...you're making a scene!
Ughhh, some people...