So, let’s clarify. It wasn’t my party. It was an engagement party on All Saint’s Day for a dear friend whose daughter was marrying my’ son’s high school football teammate. They were overwhelmed so I catered some of the food! Woohoo! I was pretty busy all day making four different appetizers for a hundred people each, so I forgot to take photos, but I did grab this one because it posed a dilemma for me: to compost or not to compost all those SEEDS!
See what I mean? Those are seeds & stems from 36 jalapenos. (The apples were leftover from the Halloween Party the previous day.) I’m not typically fond of composting seeds, because I do not cover my compost pile and in the winter it does not always heat up enough to kill them off. I really don’t need a million mini jalapenos popping up all over my garden.
But, on second thought, this summer was extremely rainy, and all my pepper plants performed dismally. Re-seed volunteers are almost always heartier, so I made the executive decision to put all those seeds in the pile. And I walked out and threw them in before I could waste more time debating with myself. That’s why there is no pictorial evidence of the rest of the food I prepped. Except for this exciting bucket of lettuce cores …
I can however, tell you what I made.
- Jalapeno Poppers (Found this on Pinterest and it’s a keeper.)
- Bacon Wrapped Potatoes served with Salty Chive Sour Cream (If you eat bacon, you should make these. I can almost guarantee you will LOVE them.)
- Mustard Dill Tortellini Salad Skewers (I’ve made these lots of times and they are super popular. I mean, there are never any left.)
- Mini Wedge Salads on Skewers (No recipe, just think wedge salad & cut your iceberg lettuce SMALL, stick a skewer through it and drizzle with your favorite toppings. We used feta, black olives, chopped tomato and ranch dressing.)
- Seeds: Compost or No? (mydailycompost.com)