I have done nothing but brag about our new baby, and specifically, what an angel he is and how he does nothing but sleep and rarely cries. Boy has that changed lately! He is 2 months old today and is starting to show his feisty personality. While it’s exhausting, it’s still cute. It’s all part of the process. So coming up with recipe ideas in the midst of his fussiness is not all that easy. However, I am pretty darn happy with these little Jalapeno Chicken Popper appetizers that I made for some company tonight.
It was one of those last-minute get togethers this afternoon and I feel like I’ve been in a creative rut lately, so creating these were lots of fun. Something about touching my food, pounding the chicken, folding, wrapping it, then filling the house up with the savory smell of it, nothing changes my mood for the better faster. And I only needed a quick run to the store for the prosciutto, so that helped a ton.
I had some amazingly perfect jalapenos in the fridge that I recently bought for some margaritas and the second I saw a bag full of them, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I love chicken, and especially smashed and combined with cream cheese, so these were so fun to mash up, fill and wrap.
And you know you nailed it when your guests ask for the recipe the second they take a bite. That puts a big ol’ grin on my face and makes the newly inevitable crying and screaming so much more tolerable. My poor little guy. Hope he gets some rest tonight. For his sake and ours.
Here’s to a great week!