Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bacon Sausage Jalapeno Poppers

Hi folks. I know it's been a while but things are finally starting to settle into a routine. We are now in Dickinson, TX in a lovely RV park, Green Caye Village. We are really enjoying it. Next to a beautiful golf course, not that I care for golf but RV parks next to golf courses tend to keep their lawns very neat. They have a few ponds on the property that are stocked with fish so John can go fishing right here in the park if he chooses. We are about 30 minutes from where we work in the Pasadena/Clear Lake area and 30 minutes the other direction takes us to beautiful Galveston! We are so loving it here!!
I could not believe how far behind I am in posting recipes. I mean I knew it had been a while but I didn't realize how many recipes I hadn't posted even before moving from Brownwood! I going to start today with these yummy jalapeno poppers.
Other posts to expect in the future:
     Mexican Tortellini
     Jalapeno Popper Quiche
     Easy Crock Pot Chicken
     Roasted Beets (not sure if I even remember exactly how I cooked/seasoned these)
     Roasted Cabbage
     Restaurant Review - La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill - our new fav Mexican place in the area, which pretty much means it's our new fav restaurant since Mexican is what we like to go out for most often.
Hopefully I'll get all these up fairly soon. Now for the poppers, I found these bites of yumminess at Happy Pinning or maybe John sent me the link. I'm now sure but that doesn't really matter, what matters is I found these and we devoured them, more that once. Adjust the quantities according to how many you would like to make.

3 large jalapenos
jalapeno flavored cream cheese or whatever flavor you like
3 breakfast sausage links, I prefer the ones that are already cooked
3 slices of thin bacon, I've tried the thick - they don't stay wrapped

Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and membrane. Fill with desired amount of cream cheese. Cut the sausages in half lengthwise.
Place half a sausage on top of each stuffed jalapeno, flat or cut side down.
Wrap each with half a slice of bacon. Places poppers on broiler pan or baking sheet covered with foil, broiler pan works best. Bake in 425 degree oven, 400 for RV ovens, for 20 to 30 minutes, checking every 10 minutes. Bacon should be browned and crisp.
Serve and enjoy. For instructions on how to smoke or grill visit the link above.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Update on Life Changes

Well John and I have moved. We are back in the RV in Lake Jackson, TX. We have always wanted to live near the coast, now we are. With conditions in the oil field here in Texas, we realized John's job couldn't last. So we decided to be proactive and he began looking for another job back in December or January. At first we were looking closer to Brownwood - Waco, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and Abilene. However, the best jobs kept coming up in the Houston area. Also we were faced with moving expenses, transition back into the RV with extra expenses there but in Lake Jackson we have awesome friends who let us park our RV at there place and stay with them as long as necessary.
Kemah Jan 2015
This has turned out to be a very good thing since it is taking longer than expected to get started with my full-time, permanent job with Brazoria County. I have had a hiccup in my background check that I am praying clears up next week so that I can start as originally expected on the 11th or the 18th of this month. It's never come up before, so I was a bit surprised. Right now I am working part-time/temporary with the security company that John hired on with.

This puts us closer to two of the kiddos - one in Pearland and one in Dickonson. However it places us far from the third in Brownwood. This was rather difficult since she is getting married in October and I won't be right there to help but it was something we had to do. Neither of our jobs in Brownwood had insurance, this job with the county will give us that. I guess that is it for now. Things have been rather crazy since our arrival. Hopefully I'll get into some sort of routine soon and post more frequently.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Life Happens Fast

No, I have not fallen off the face of the planet. John and I have moved on to new jobs. It has been totally crazy getting everything ready and running around trying to get interviews done while still working our old jobs. Not much in between time. I'll post next week on where we landed and more on what's going on.

Until then, I leave you with this photo taken in Feb 2013 in Willis, TX.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Menu Plan 03.20.15

First of all Happy Birthday to my MIL! Although her birthday is today, we will celebrate with lunch in Abilene tomorrow. Then on Sunday I go with my younger daughter to help pick out a wedding dress/get ideas. This will also happen in Abilene. Her appointment is at 4 pm, so the guys will be on their own for dinner Sunday night. Last weeks plan went great. This is the plan for this week, hope it goes just as well:

Date Night

Birthday lunch for MIL in Abilene
Bacon jalapeno popper quiche* with Fruit

Sweet Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Veggies (L)

Chicken Pot Pie with Salad (L)
Saucy Venison Sausage Balls with Baked Cabbage*

Chicken Tenders with Fries (L)

Spicy Sausage Rice Skillet with Spinach

Simple Lasagna with Garlic Bread

*New Recipe