What's that? There's still a few of you out there? Oh thank gooooooodnesssssssss!
Well, as a gift for your patience, here is a fun new happy-tizer recipe: jalapeno poppers. Yes, from scratch (well, scratch-ish. They're not frozen at least!). Yes, another pinterest find, from a blog called "From the Aisle to Aloha" (an east coast girl transplanted to Hawaii because of her husband's job ... sounds like a rough life, right?). I made them for our McKinney potluck today and, since they were long gone by the time I got through the line, I'd say they were a hit!
- (2) cans crescent rolls
- (1) 8 oz package neufchatel cheese
- (4) fresh jalapenos
- (1) package bacon*
*bacon is optional. but who doesn't love bacon?
- Preheat oven to 350
- Lay out the crescent rolls and cut each one in half (should have 32 16 pieces once they're cut)
- Slice in half, then de-seed the jalapenos. Then cut them into bite size pieces (should be about 5 slices in a half of a pepper, so 40 slices total)
- Cut bacon into bite size pieces and fry (cut slightly larger than you think you might need, because the bacon will shrink up a lot)
- Place dollop of cream cheese (neufchatel cheese), jalapeno slice and bacon piece on the larger end of a crescent half (see photo)
- Roll the rest of the crescent together, gathering the sides to prevent anything from seeping out while cooking
- Repeat with all 31 of the remaining crescent halves
- Place the rolled up crescent pockets on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes