Monday, January 29, 2007

Monday Morning Recipe

I am part of veggie co-op. I enjoy it most of the time, the only downside....you are at the mercy of that week's shoppers. Our group is pretty good about sticking to the basics. The only thing that shows up on a regular basis that is a little odd for my family is jalapenos. Now I ask you, what would your family do with 5 to 10 jalapenos? I can and have made salsa, but that only uses one jalapeno. So typically, I pass them on to neighbors or throw them away.

I am trying to be a better steward of what the Lord provides for us and so I determined to find something that my family would eat using all those jalapenos. I got to thinking that most of us enjoy Rattlesnake bites, Pepper poppers or whatever your local restaurant calls stuffed jalapenos. I went to my favorite online recipe resource, Allrecipes.com, and typed in stuffed jalapenos. The following is the recipe that received the most favorable reviews.

Stuffed Jalapenos

12 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 (8 ounce) package whipped cream cheese
12 slices bacon, cut in half

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Stuff each jalapeno half with whipped cream cheese. Wrap a half slice of bacon around each stuffed jalapeno half.
Arrange wrapped jalapeno halves in a single layer on a medium baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 45 minutes, or until bacon is evenly browned and crisp.

Upon reading the reviews, most of the people had used pineapple flavored cream cheese with rave reviews. So I used the pineapple cream cheese as well. I also precooked the bacon in the microwave for 2 minutes, cutting the overal cooking time to about 20 minutes. They were a big hit. Everyone in the family, except Smoda, really liked them. We are eagerly anticipating the next arrival of jalapenos in the produce bags!

3 comments:

Beth said...

Julie,
I love jalapenos and even grow them in the summer but I run out of things to do with them. I'll dry them and they look lovely but I never do anything with them after they're dried. This recipe sounds YUMMY! Wish I could have been there.

I love allrecipes.com It's one of my favorite online sites.

Lori said...

Julie, you can dice those babies up and throw them in the freezer to use for whatever you'd use bell peppers for.

scribbit said...

This sounds like something my husband would like. He's a spicy food fan and it's always a battle over mild v. medium salsa at our house. We have our separate bottles.