Hot Peppers and Car Cantaloupe

What? Oh, the weird title has you wondering? Just a couple funny stories for today.

The first story starts with the peppers.

Spicing Up The Tacos

Our peppers are flourishing. I picked some a few weeks back and put in the spicy potato soup to give it a little heat. They were hot with a slight burn. Not too hot for me at all.

Another week or two passed. I picked more peppers. Chopped some up thinking I’d add them to some taco meat while preparing it for a little extra kick. J stopped in the kitchen and asked to taste one. Thought maybe I’d taste one as well.

Cue the watering eyes! So very hot. Reached for the apple cider. Husband said no, try milk. Grabbed a yogurt drink. My husband and J tolerate more heat than I generally can and they both needed something to soothe the taste buds.

Did the peppers go in the taco meat? No. What kind of peppers are they? Ghost peppers. Why did we plant ghost peppers? I have no idea.

(By the way, if handling hot peppers, using gloves while cutting them is an excellent idea. What burns the tongue tends to also burn the eyes.)

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The Car Cantaloupe

Made an unusual Monday night grocery shopping trip. Mainly to get the things my husband skips when he shops at the market place. All that wonderful aisle stuff: fruits, vegetables, dairy…basically, things to have for dinner as opposed to junk foods.

We like cantaloupe and they were on sale so I bought one on Monday night. Brought in the groceries with J’s help and put everything away. Or so I thought.

While driving to work yesterday, I thought it sounded as if something were rattling around in the trunk of the car. Perhaps the crate I keep back there was sliding. Or the first aid kit.

Heard it again on my break and while driving home. Forgot to check the trunk. G borrowed my car last night. Said nothing.

This morning and afternoon, more of the same sound. Arrived home tonight and checked the trunk. There it was: the cantaloupe! It must’ve come out of one of the shopping bags and so spent the last two days rolling around in the trunk.

What did we do with the car cantaloupe? Believe it or not, we ate it for dinner tonight. Thankfully, I discovered it before it’s demise.

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2 thoughts on “Hot Peppers and Car Cantaloupe

  1. David Gascoigne

    My wife and I enjoy hot peppers and use them frequently, but every so often there are those that are just too fiery. Scotch Bonnets and Bird Chilies seem to be the most frequent culprits in that regard. Glad the cantaloupe didn’t spoil and that you were able to enjoy it.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I’m very glad the cantaloupe didn’t spoil and stink up the car. Have a feeling all the ghost peppers are too fiery, won’t be planting them again.

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