Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I thought I would send a quick happy new year to my dear readers with a little New Year's Eve treat!

Blood Orange And Pomegranate
Champagne Cocktail

Pomegranate Juice
Freshly squeezed blood orange juice
Simple syrup (1 part sugar plus 1 part water-cook until
the sugar dissolves and chill until ready to serve)
Champagne (although I like Prosecco)

In a champagne glass slowly pour the champagne till about half up the glass.  Add a splash of the simple syrup, then the pomegranate and blood orange juice.


Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

10-12 medium sized jalapenos split
down the middle and seeds removed
1 8oz package cream cheese at room temperature
3/4 cup shredded cheese (I used a sharp white cheddar, but a jack or Manchego would be yummy)
1/4 cup diced green onion
6 strips of bacon, split in half
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese, green onions and salt and pepper.  Stuff each pepper with about 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture.  Wrap each pepper in one half strip of bacon.  Place wrapped peppers on a cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until the bacon looks cooked through.

Happy New Year everyone!

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