Monday, August 9, 2010

Jalapeno Madness

Yesterday I was making macaroni and cheese and while testing the noodles, I dripped boiling water on my lip. OUCH!

(Let me just assure you, there are easier and less painful ways to get plump lips than by dripping boiling water on them!)

So, today I have a blister on my lip and what did I decide to do?

Why, make a recipe with jalapeno peppers, of course! Jalapeno poppers, from scratch, so you buy the peppers and deseed them yourself. Which, I had never ever done before. (Yes, I like them already done and in the freezer section of the grocery, usually. Pioneer Woman, I am not.)

And what is the first thing they tell you to do when deseeding jalapenos? WEAR GLOVES.

What did I NOT do? (You guessed it.)

And what did I sample (against my blistery lip) as I finished them up? Yep. That's right. Cream cheese doused in jalapeno pepper juice.

YOW! (You may have heard a commotion coming from WV today around 4 PM... that was me.)

You may have heard it again at 4:15 PM, when I forgot myself and sampled the cream cheese again. (But you'll be happy to know I came to my senses before touching my eye, which suddenly itched, since I couldn't scratch it, of course.)

I blame this entire event on Money Saving Mom who told me how to get FREE cream cheese at the grocery last week, thereby causing me to have to come up with multiple cream cheese recipes. :) (YUM!) Cheesecake anyone? Lemon squares? :)

So, what do you think? Were they worth the pain in preparation? ;)

Click here for the yummy recipe.


Carpool Queen said...

I made those a couple of weeks ago with some fresh jalapenos from Kellie's garden.

They were RIDICULOUSLY delicious.
So delicious that I can't make them again for at least a month to let my cholesterol levels settle.

Chris said...

HI CPQ! :) Took me a good 10 minutes to stop laughing over the thought of you being concerned about cholesterol! :) I READ YOUR BLOG!! :) It's caused me to gain at least 10 pounds! I am sure of it! :)

Maybe your blog is the first place I saw these wonderful yummy bits of deliciousness. I saw them on Pioneer Woman one day too. Then I got the free cream cheese... and the rest is history! :)

Daisy said...

Ow, ow, ow, ow! Yikes! I bet that hurt! They sound really good, but I'm not sure they are worth getting burned over. Hope you heal quickly!

Suburban Correspondent said...

I've done that boiling water thing - boy, did I feel stupid. Those peppers look delicious!

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

I hate how the boiling water hides in the noodles! Ouch!

I don't even like jalapeno peppers and those look amazing!!! Well done. It was totally worth it!

And yes, I love money saving mom, too! :)

intrepidideas said...

Those look insanely good! Wow, I must try them. And did you say free cream cheese. Bargins galore! By the way, I heard a blood curdling scream coming from the East, Was that you?

Chris said...

Hi Daisy! Actually, they were really worth it! :) These things are to die for! ;) Not literally. :)

Chris said...

Hi Jan! Another MSM fan! Isn't she great?! If you get all the seeds and membrane out of the peppers, they aren't hot, just yummy! :)

Chris said...

hehe Hi Intrepidideas!!! :) Yes, that scream was probably me! I have more kitchen mishaps than the average person. :) WAY more. But, those jalapenos are so good... you really must try them!

This week the grocery store was giving away FREE bacon with a $25 purchase, so I made them AGAIN! :)

Chris said...

SC, I think with all your crew, you deserve a free pass on that kind of thing. :)

jennifer said...

It certainly looks yummy.

I'm sorry about your sore lip. I cringed just reading about it.

Daisy said...

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Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I usually don't remember that I've deseeded jalapenos until I'm taking my contacts out. OUCH!!!!

And yes, they look like they were totally worth the pain!