Inside it was like Christmas, like a surprise birthday extravaganza, a special something cache, all for us. What could produce this much excitement? Well first off was a bottle of hot chile honey. HOT CHILE HONEY! I’m not a tea drinker, but I know a great toast topping if I've ever seen one. MillieJupiter and I made her first loaves of homemade bread last weekend (a pioneer woman’s EASY recipe) that was great and I am going to have to get her to help make it again. I am as happy as Pooh in a honey tree!
Next in the box was some mysterious green powder marked “green chile powder, EXTRA HOT”. I'm wondering if this is a threat or a promise, or simply a warning. We will have to sit when planning next week’s meals and figure out a good place to try it. Perhaps I will make some more of the green chile sauce we had put on hamburgers here. I can’t get great peppers for roasting here yet so this might be the spice to give it some added heat.
The final item in the box, perhaps in the saved the best for last category, was a pound of Pinon coffee. Yes, that delectable drink of the gods I may have indicated I liked and missed from our trip in February. More valuable than gold, it will be lovingly stored in the freezer, brought out for special times like EVERY WEEKEND when I drink my awakener on the front patio communing with nature. I bet it goes well with toast/English muffins and hot chile honey too. Perhaps “Beary” will get a whiff and come a runnin’…
Thanks Clair and Bill and AB, and the Pirate Dogs for the treasures. They will not go to waste.