Jalapeno Fig Butter
Put everything in a food processor and pulse. The sugary syrup from the canned figs made for a beautiful, spreadable consistency. If you use fresh figs, cook them with sugar like you're making preserves, then put in the food processor.
Goat Cheese, Fresh Fig and Fig Butter Grilled Sandwich
Sliced French Bread
Spread bread with cream cheese and fig butter, top with sliced figs and goat cheese. Butter outside and grill til golden.
I took a trip to the country to visit my uncle with the boys. He has quite a garden, more of an orchard. He grows over 200 persimmon trees, figs, tomatoes, apples, peppers and more. This year's figs were still green, but he gave me a few jars of figs from last season. I had a party to go to last night, so I decided to try making jalapeno fig preserves. The consistency was more like a butter and it was so good. I spread it over a block of cream cheese and served it with Ritz crackers!
We also picked tomatoes. Lots and lots of tomatoes! My youngest just kept picking the green ones! My uncle is a sweet old man who just 'let him pick'.
Some of the reds were so ripe, they burst on the way home. Perfect for making salsa! I love the color of this salsa.
Last weekend we had neighbors over for dinner...pulled pork tacos. I had tortillas and pulled pork left, so I made a pulled pork enchilada casserole.
I layered corn tortillas, pork, sour cream and fresh salsa, tomatoes and cheese (goat and provolone...it's what I had!)
My tomatoes and my mom's seem to be orange, but not bursting bright red...see the difference in the color of the salsa? Still delish, just not the same as my uncle's!