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Monday, February 7, 2011

Superbowl Doctors

While daddy was watching (or shall I say "trying" to watch) the Superbowl, these two...
were playing "doctor".
They even got big sister involved!  I believed the two little ones checked her over thoroughly!

After getting a clean bill of health from Dr. Bentley and nurse JennaBeth, Cecily fixed Sandra Lee's Sweet Pepper Poppers.  Here's the recipe:
non-stick cooking spray
2 pints baby red, yellow, and orange bell peppers or jalapeno peppers
1    8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1 cup chunky salsa
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Cut each pepper lengthwise through stem.  Using a spoon, scrape out seeds and veins.  Set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, green onions and shredded cheese.
Fill hollowed-out peppers with cheese mixture.  Place peppers on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.  Top each pepper with a spoonful of the salsa.

Now, we used jalapeno peppers.  They were so good.  We just made one mistake.  In reading the recipe in Sandra Lee's cookbook, we failed to abide by the little side note that tells you to go to page 77.  On page 77, you are reminded that when working with jalapeno peppers, you should always wear gloves.  By the time we were through making the pepper poppers, both mine and Cecily's fingers were on fire!!!  Mine settled down after washing with hot soapy water, but Cecily's were really bad off.

Before  going to bed, daddy (Mike) finally found somewhere that said a remedy for such pepper issues was soaking your hands in milk.  So, Cecily did that and was all better!  So, there were lots of "doctors" in the McIlwain house this Superbowl Sunday!

And yes, Cecily and I learned our lesson!!  We WILL wear gloves next time we are anywhere near a jalapeno pepper!!!
Blessings to you this Monday,


Mariel said...

got the devo today...thx! It looks great...can't wait to dive in :)

the recipe sounds yummy, too ;)

beware of's a love/hate relationship for me!! Love to eat them, hate to work with them!!

jodi said...

I cooked with jalapeno's for the first time Sunday too. My hands didn't burn, but I did leave too many seeds in there because hardly anyone could eat the pico de gallo or the guacamole I made! :)