Hurricane Irene is expected to bring us heavy winds and rain tonight and tomorrow morning. Our cherry bomb pepper plant with its stout, bright red, thick-skinned peppers looks ready to handle any extreme weather. Nevertheless, we brought it indoors with our other container plants (lemon tree, parsley, jalapeno pepper, petunias and mint).
I plan to stuff the sweet and mildly hot cherry bomb peppers with cheese and sausage then roast them for 10 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees. A spicy snack to enjoy with our popcorn and movie tonight while the wind and rain roars outside.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the path of Hurricane Irene. Be stout and strong like the cherry bomb pepper!