Friday, November 14, 2008

Mmmm cheesesteaks

Sorry, no pictures.  They didn't last long enough....
Earlier in the week I opened a jar of the hot pepper relish I made earlier this fall.  It was supposed to be made with all jalapenos but I didn't have enough so it ended up a mixture of jalapenos, chilis, hot wax, golden cayenne and tabasco peppers along with sliced onion and carrots.  Sounds like an odd mix but it's really good.  When we opened it, V commented that it tasted just like the hot pepper relish that his Mom used to get for cheesesteaks when he was a kid.  Being a native from southeast PA- cheesesteak central- he has always complained of never being able to find a REAL one in restaurants.  We have dabbled in making them ourselves before but tonight I think we got it right.  THIN sliced steak sauteed with onions and green peppers on whole wheat hoagie rolls with local organic cheese and homemade hot relish.  Fantastic.  I11 was even persuaded to eat the roll with sesame seeds on top- quite a victory for a kid who normally would have spent half of dinner time picking every seed off the top.  The boys ate some of the green peppers (they're not fans of those) but opted out of the hot relish.  They don't know what they're missing.
I was looking at the real estate adds again this morning.  Found that one place that we had looked at online before has now dropped the price.  Makes it doable but of course V had his negative comment (he finds something wrong with every place I suggest!) that this was the house where the 3 seasons porch was on the north side of the house.  While not ideal- not the reason I would choose to not go look at it.  I need to look again to check what school district it is in before I push him harder.  I think he is also getting nervous about his job.  He is still hired as a temp worker and although he has verbal reassurances that he will be hired permanent in January, he noticed today that the other 2 temp workers who were there are no longer working.  Gulp!  Hopefully he'll find out for sure soon.  We really can't make any move on property until we're sure of his income.


  1. Steve worked as a full-time temp for a couple of years before he was regular full-time. It is stressful, not being able to move forward with things because you are waiting for that offer. I hope it works out for him after the first of the year.

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I'm hoping for your husband's secure work.


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