It takes a Village…or at least I could have used one the first two weeks of February. It sho
- 15 jalapenos
- 1 x 8 oz brick of cream cheese, softened
- 2 tbsp smoked gouda cheese, shredded
- 1 tbsp old cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp old bay or other spiced up seasoning
- pinch of salt
- 15 pieces bacon cut in half
- Cut each jalapeno pepper in half lengthwise. With a small paring knife and or spoon, remove seeds and white membranes. Of the seeds removed, I dropped approximately 5-6 seeds back into each jalapeno half to add a little heat before adding the cream cheese.
- In a bowl mix together cream cheese, gouda cheese, old cheddar cheese, spice and a pinch of salt until smooth.
- Fill each jalapeno half with cream cheese mixture just to top. Do not over stuff pepper. I've found the mixture will bubble over if you do.
- Wrap each piece of bacon around jalapeno and secure if needed with toothpicks.
- Preheat oven to 375. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is cooked and brown.
- Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
t by like a bullet and left me with a fuzzy head and feelin like a Zombie.
My husbands Aunt passed away recently, she was also his Godmother. Tough week. He flew out to Manitoba Thursday night for the Funeral/Celebration of Life and was gone for 4 days. Over the course of the weekend I had a Ladies Beer Night planned, kids activities to prepare for and an afternoon at the Loose Moose Theatre to attend. So I did what any mom would do….I scrambled to try and find a sitter last minute for the beer night.
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One hour into Beer Night I got a text “boy has thrown up at birthday party”. Gawd. Those are the worst words ever. And then “we are on our way home’. I text back praying for it to be a “one of”, only to find out another episode in the car. We were only 4 beers sampled in at this point, but as it goes, beer night was officially over for me. I needed to get to my kid.
The days that followed were chaos. I had to terminate a client, an old friend passed away and child number two got sick.
Back to beer night. True to form the ladies kept the party alive long after I left with a mere promise to take photos for me and offer feedback on the Village Brews I had left. To be more specific I left the ladies with a Growler sized Troubadour and a couple bottles of the seasonal Winter Chai. The feedback seemed positive with everyone loving the beer.
The Village Brewery story began with friends sharing beers and dreams for a community brewery. A brewery built to support Calgary’s artists and craftspeople. One that would create the excellent ales and lagers our friends and neighbors deserve. It takes a village to raise a beer. And a beer to raise a village. Staying local, supporting the arts and looking after the place, are some of the things they believe in.
Beer night went on without me and was deemed a success invoking Beer Night Part Deux, A Summer Tasting, to begin discussions. I brought along these Jalapeno Bites to enjoy with the beer.
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