Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Hot Mess


In the south, a "mess" is a portion size. For instance, you might catch a few fish, just enough for a "mess of fish" to serve a few people. Or, you'll buy a "mess of squash," just a few for supper. Here's a mess of hot peppers. It's time to make pepper jelly and pepper sauce!

6 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

That word, "Mess," could go from describing a mess of fish to a mess in the bedroom without any explanations at all. I love words like that and still use them.

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Jacob said...

Pepper jelly? Y'all do have some interesting customs where y'all come from!

I think I'll stick to a mess of fried chicken!

Nice photo, though!

Boise Diva said...

I'd never thought about "mess" for portion of food...although, I guess I've heard of a "mess hall."

B SQUARED said...

That has an entirely different connotation where I come from.

Halcyon said...

Yum! I love some pepper sauce - especially fresh.

Happy Friday!

Rose said...

Well, I have more than a mess of hot peppers out in the back yard....I guess I should do something with them before Lorelei comes. Don't want to risk handling them, and then handling her.