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
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!