Just when you thought it was safe to visit my blog I come up with another "Cooking With Mom's The Word" post. Sorry, today is not your day, tomorrow is not looking so good either......
So here's today's lesson, folks. Go to the store and buy yourself a bunch of green peppers on sale. You know that winter is coming and the price will go up, so buy more than you usually do. Then wait a few days, forget that you bought some green peppers and buy a bunch more.
Make sure that the produce drawer in your fridge is full of produce. That way, you can stuff the bag full of peppers onto the bottom shelf somewhere. This step is very important or the peppers won't fall out onto the floor when the fridge is opened next.
Wait a few days, assuring your husband you haven't lost your mind and that you have a purpose for all those peppers. Then wait until right before you have to go somewhere to begin this next step. That way, you will wait until the last minute to do it, which is good for a little fun and will make you late for your evening event. If somebody asks why you're late, blame it on the peppers.
Wash the green peppers and dry them thoroughly. Examine the peppers to make sure they're dry, and realize that never in your life have you looked at a pepper so carefully. Realize you don't even examine a signed contract as carefully as you do that pepper. Admire the bright shiny color and consider going shopping for a new bright green sweater. Christmas is coming!
Cut the peppers whichever way you cut them but don't cut yourself. Start singing "I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper, she's a Pepper, we're a Pepper, wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?" Start thinking a Dr. Pepper would taste good right about now.
Admire your manicure while you cut the peppers. Notice how your bright red nails match the green pepper quite nicely. Think of maybe getting a red skirt to go with the green sweater. Christmas is coming!
I cut mine as shown above, and then you don't have a mess of seeds that way, all that's left is the core. If any good pieces are left on the pepper you can just cut them off easily enough so you don't waste anything.
Here is one way to cut them. This way you can use them like this, or dice them up later if you want to. After you cut them up, place them on a cookie sheet and stick them in the freezer for an hour. This is sometimes called tray freezing or flash freezing. Not to be confused with t.v. trays or flash dancing.
While you're slicing them up, make sure you think about the fact that your peppers aren't perfect. Perfect peppers perpetuate prideful people. Say that ten times fast.
After the hour is up go out to the freezer and get your beautiful green jewels. Don't bother getting a glove, the ice cold tray will feel fine on your bare hands.....for about 2.5 seconds.
Be thankful you are wearing a sweatshirt instead of short sleeves and rest the cold tray on the long sleeve. Try not to trip.
Also, try not to remember the time when you were a child and a frozen spoon got stuck to your tongue because someone left it in the ice cream carton and you pulled the spoon out and tried to lick the ice cream off. Wonder what kind of dangerous person leaves the spoon in a carton of ice cream anyway!
Take all the frozen peppers off the tray and place them in freezer bags. The flash freezing will keep them from sticking together in the bag. After you put them all in the freezer bags, wonder if you should have put them in a food saver bag instead.
Decide that you don't want to waste the freezer bags so make your own "food saver" bag. Seal the freezer bag until almost closed. Then place a straw into the bag and seal the bag around the opening of where the straw is. Then place the straw in your mouth and inhale until the bag deflates. Then quickly pull the straw out and seal the bag the rest of the way.
Date and label the freezer bag and put it back in the freezer. Then eat dinner as fast as you can and leave the house and have some fun! This works for me anyway! Please go here for more Works for Me Wednesday ideas.