I'm interrupting my lovely six days off to actually go in and work a shift today. Just one shift. How hard can that be? Especially since we tend to do potluck on Sundays, which I really like. I don't know what it is about a huge spread of food that I've only prepared a tiny part of that makes me so happy, but there you have it.
But it's also been a busy day around here. Two soccer games ( yes, the ortho guy finally gave Surfer Dude the green light to play with his cast), driving Sasquatch all over town, and going to see the play performance tonight that SD passed on. Not much cooking time to be found, and yet I really wanted to make something yummy.
Doesn't everyone have a couple of go-to dishes that can be pulled out of a hat - no recipe needed? Well, this is mine. Five minutes prep and one dirty bowl. Aahh.
Jalapeno Popper Dip
2 packs softened cream cheese
1 cup mayo
4 oz can diced chili peppers
2 oz can diced jalapenos
a slug of garlic powder
bread crumbs or panko
1 (ish) cup of parmesan cheese
Mix together the cream cheese and the mayo. Fold in the peppers and garlic powder. (I usually add in some extra parmesan cheese, too). Put in a shallow pan and top with bread crumbs. Toss parmesan cheese on top of that. Bake at 350 until it's browned on top. (Or you can nuke it. I bake it at home and then nuke it at work to reheat it). Serve with some sturdy kind of cracker. Easy peasy.
This tastes amazingly like a jalapeno popper and has met very few detractors once it's on a table. (Unless you accidentally double the jalapenos, which I did recently, and which I seriously don't recommend). That haunted me for days.
Anyone else want to play the no-brainer recipe game?