Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fat Tuesday Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Boudin Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Happy Fat Tuesday Y'all!  I can't believe Lent is already here.  Here's a delicious recipe for your Fat Tuesday Potluck!

|what you will need|

+ 2 packages of bacon
+ 15 jalapeno peppers
+ 2 links of boudin sausages (casing removed)
+ toothpicks
+ 1/2 tsp. of salt
+ large container of cream cheese (softened)

|how to|

{1} Wash and slice the jalapeno peppers in half.  Remove the seeds and inner vein.

{2} In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, boudin, and salt.

{3} Fill the jalapeno peppers with the boudin/cream cheese mixture.

{4} Slice the bacon slices in half.  Then wrap the jalapeno with the bacon halves and keep the bacon in place with toothpicks. Place them on a baking sheet on top of a drip screen.

{5} Bake them in a preheated 325 F oven for about 20 minutes or until the bacon is golden brown and crispy.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sesame Asian Citrus Slaw Recipe

For our first date night (post baby), we decided to try a new restaurant out called Dak & Bop.  They are known for their KFC aka Korean Fried Chicken.  The chicken there was out of this world delicious.

KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) at Dak & Bop
One of the sides we ordered was an Asian Citrus Slaw.  It was delicious!  The cool and refreshing slaw went so well with the hot and spicy fried chicken.  This Asian inspired cole slaw would make a great side for a BBQ, potluck, or even a nice evening dinner at home. 
|what you will need|
makes about 4 servings
+ 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
+ Bag of Cole Slaw Mix
+ Can of Mandarin Oranges
+1/4 cup Milk (we used 2% milk)
+1/4 cup Mayonnaise (we used reduce fat olive oil mayo)
+ Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder to taste
|how to|
{1} Open Mandarin Oranges and drain most of the liquid.  Reserve about 4 tbsp. of the liquid.  Cut Mandarin Oranges into 1/2" pieces.  Reserving a couple whole pieces for garnish.
{2} Mix the sesame oil, milk, mayonnaise, mandarin orange liquid, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.

{3} Open the bag of cole slaw mix and place it in a big bowl.  Pour the mayo-sesame oil mixture over the cole slaw mix.  Toss the slaw until the mayo mixture is well distributed.  Top the coleslaw mixture with a couple whole mandarin orange segments.  You can also top with sesame seeds.

We served the Sesame Asian Citrus Slaw with Sesame Soy Cross Cut Ribs.  Yum!