Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jalapeno Poppers!!!

...so I had all those jalapenos and nothing to do with them, right? Well my bestie from college (oh I miss those days!) sent me a recipe for jalapeno poppers. Works out perfectly because this past Monday we had our end of camp dinner (yes people we're down to 7 days...SEVEN DAYS!!!). So I decided to try this recipe out. Here is everything I started with:
The recipe was VERY easy. Cut them in half and clean up that way. Then spread cream cheese inside the half and sprinkle shredded cheese and wrap in a half piece of turkey bacon. Cook it at 400 until it's bubbly and the bacon looks done (about 15-20 min). Finished product:Couple of notes...
1. I wore plastic gloves! Cutting and cleaning took quite a bit of time.
2. I prepped them the night before so I could just pop them in the oven.
3. Should have used more bacon, as you can see, as it cooked, it no longer wrapped the popper.
4. SO glad I put the foil down instead of putting it directly on the pan, super easy clean up. Should have sprayed the foil though so they didn't stick as bad.
5. I mixed the cream cheese and shredded cheese in a bowl and put the mixture in the jalapeno instead of sprinkling the shredded cheese over the top.

Everyone liked them and as much as I hate spicy stuff, I tried one. It had a little kick to it but it wasn't that bad. Matt is on his annual "vacation" AKA the St. Charles County Fair so I didn't have a taste tester or a leftover eater so that kind of made me sad. I'm definitely going to have to make it for him when he comes home.

One of my staff made white chocolate popcorn which is my absolute FAVE and she brought me my very own bag...she really knows the way to my heart! This stuff will surely get me through the last seven days...

8 comments :

Jen said...

Those look yummy! Knowing me I would have put like 2 pieces of turkey bacon on it. We buy turkey bacon in bulk at costco and it's soo yummy!

You know, you can always count on me for a taste tester!

Jennelle said...

Mmmm, I LOVE jalapeno poppers! I've never used shredded cheese, though. It sounds yummy! I like to leave some of the seeds still in 'em so they're extra hot. :)

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Yum, what a great way to use up all of those peppers!

Meredith said...

I don't usually use the shredded cheese, but I bet it is good! These are also great on the grill!

Bygone Sensibilities said...

LOVE poppers! They fit right into my "frat boy" diet of bacon cheeseburgers and wings! ;-)

Alicia said...

I love poppers even though I don't normally like hot stuff, yours look yummy!

Charlotte said...

yuuummmy!!!!!! these look so god!

Adie said...

MMMMMMM, my mouth is watering!! Looks delish!