The proverbial crap hit the fan last week. No joke.
What is it about this 2012 month of January? It is, in no uncertain terms, kicking our butts. Chewing us up and spitting us out into the gutter. Stomping us senseless. And it is doing so without any regard. None. At. All.
I'm done. I'm not having it. I'm moving on, January 2012. I'm moving on to February 2012. And it will not disappoint.
So, here's what I'm doing today. Today I am chucking the negative right out of this month by celebrating the end of it. Yippee! Goodbye very long, very precarious and very dopey month.
Don't let the door hit you on your way out.
If this month has been a joyous one for you, celebrating it's end may not feel authentic. But if you make these Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers, it really won't matter. They're a celebration all on their own.
Here's our recipe:
Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers
1 lb. mini sweet peppers (about 22-24 peppers)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 t garlic powder
1 t seasoned salt
1 1/2 C shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Preheat oven to 350℉. Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
To prepare your peppers, slice off the tops/stems of each pepper and carefully clean out the seeds and ribs inside. Next, thoroughly mix your cream cheese, garlic powder, seasoned salt, shredded cheddar and bacon. Generously spoon your cream cheese mixture into each pepper and place your peppers into your muffin tin. Place peppers into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove peppers from the oven, plate and serve.