Friday, December 30, 2011

Stuffed Jalapenos Ole'

I'm so excited about the upcoming "junk food festival and parade/football marathon" that New Year's Day/Eve brings! I only hope that it's chilly out so we can have the fireplace blazing for the day. There's nothing like a lazy day with the family, having New Year's snack food and watching all of our favorite college teams. And then....the Cowboys play a big game, too! It's going to be a great weekend. Hope you have some exciting, or just relaxing plans, as well. A very Happy New Year to everyone.

My Adventure in Texas: Took our three sons to Fort Worth yesterday to see the historic Stockyards and watch the cattle drive that proceeds down the cobblestone streets everyday at 11:30 and 4:00.
The Stockyards and the rodeo (every weekend) are American iconic events that you don't want to miss. I highly recommend this trip, especially if you have little ones that are going through their "cowboy phase". Be sure to let them wear their hats, boots, chaps, whatever; they won't look out-of-place, believe me! Real cowboys and cowgirls ride their horses down the street cracking leather whips and looking rugged, and for a price, you can ride in a stage coach or sit on a longhorn steer to have your picture taken. Did I mention that steakhouses and Tex Mex food places are in abundance? You gotta go to Fort Worth and check it out.

Here's my offering for a New Year's snack:

Stuffed Chicken Jalapenos

20 medium fresh jalapenos
2 C chopped cooked chicken
1 C Mexican Cheese Blend
1/2 C mild Rotel, drained
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray cookie sheets with Pam. WEARING LATEX GLOVES, cut jalapenos in half to remove seeds and membranes. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine chicken and other ingredients. Spoon mixture evenly into jalapenos. Place on baking sheets and put in oven for 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Break out the Diet Coke with Lime and enjoy!!

-Designs by Gollum

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