Please welcome my lovely wife TSGT Jessica Russell who writes today’s guest post from Turkey. Welcome, honey. We’re glad to have you.
I want to thank my husband for letting me hijack his blog for a moment or two.
In my decade + years in the military I’ve found that good food brings a group together like nothing else in the world. If an army marches on its stomach then the Air Force soars on theirs. :) No jokes, please.
W. Drell was the wonderful guy who eased my way into the unique world that is Turkey. The country changes like the weather in Texas, and trust me, that’s often. People who were here five years ago barely recognize the area or the way we do business. In such a unique climate, having a group of people you enjoy working with makes all the difference. I’ll be sad to see Drell go, but he’s off to be with lovely wife in Germany. It’s a small world and even smaller career-field, I’m sure we’ll run into each other again. So from me and my husband…Thank you for all your help.
B. Gray and his lovely wife, C. let us take over their kitchen to make these delicious jalapeno poppers. Drell said he found the original recipe on Instructables and tweaked it to his liking. What follows are pictures and the recipe from the event.
The recipe was simple, easy, and makes a great quick meal idea for any game night. Since football season is in full swing, you know these little babies will be a hit (especially with toothpicks so you don’t have to get pepper on your fingers!). Note, the preparation involves direct contact with jalapeno peppers and the seeds, so make sure you’re careful to not rub your eyes. We had benadryll on standby just in case I had a reaction. ;)
Drell's Jalapeno Poppers
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
What I would have done Differently had I thought of it at the time:
Not a thing. I loved it! Very tasty and the toothpicks made it so easy for everyone to grab. Thanks for letting me borrow your blog for a bit, baby. :) I hope you guys enjoy the recipe!
Jessica, I’m so glad you’re finding a minute for fun in Turkey! The poppers look great, I’m craving – and I don’t even do jalapenos, lol!
Thanks for the post, and special thanks to you and your compadres, for protecting us all.
Wow…not only do we have to thank her for her service to our country but now we have to thank her for these poppers which look delicious. I guess they got eaten quickly because we did not see the cooked version :).
Thanks! I’m sure she;ll appreciate your kindness.
Top photo *is* the finished version. She said she didn’t have tie to kill the flash before people started diving in at them, so they’re a bit washed out in the shot!
(See kids, never use the camera’s built in flash for food photography.)
Yeah, I had exactly one shot to take. Five people were hovering around me waiting. The moment the flash went off, the poppers were snagged. LOL! His poppers are verra popular. And for very good reason, too.
Thank you Flavors of Italy. It’s important to get out and do things, spend time enjoying life, or I get worried and stressed out. This tour is like a marathon more than a sprint. I have to pace myself.
Joan and Flavors of Italy, I’m blessed to be a servicemember and one that’s surrounded by wonderful friends. Your thanks means the world to us, but without the support from home, we couldn’t do what we do over here. So thank you, as well.
They look awesome! I also add a bit of shredded cheddar to the cream cheese mix. It gives the jalapeno filling a bit of “stretchiness” when you bite into them.:-)
Mmmm..I love anything with jalapenos and this recipe looks delicious. I grew up in Texas and my best friends mom would make these all the time. Now I can bring a little Texas to the midwest! Thanks for the recipe.