It's not really the year of the jalapeño, it just so happened that the first things I cooked on New Year's Day featured it.
Julia needed to bring a dish to a party and decided on Jalapeño Popper dip. There's hundreds of recipes out there and mine is no different really. I like it much better with fresh jalapeños rather than jarred.
6 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
16 oz softened cream cheese
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
A splash of salsa verde or a can of green chiles
1,tsp garlic powder
1tsp ground pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded Jack and/or cheddar
1 cup panko
1 tbs butter
I don't have a picture of the finished product but you will bake this at 400 for approximately 30 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips.
Next up was a snack for us at home for later in the day, a recipe from buzzfeed for slow cooker chicken jalapeño taquitos. http://lecremedelacrumb.com/2014/09/slow-cooker-jalapeno-popper-chicken-taquitos.html
It was pretty good!
The new year started on a good note and there was even enough time to squeeze in a few embroidery projects while binge watching Son's of Anarchy. The two things couldn't be more extreme!
Happy New Year!