Friday, August 13, 2010
I am going to start taking pictures of my meals. I really mean it. If I make a particularly delicious Paleo meal, I am going to post a picture of it on this blog. The inspiration for this new venture into food photography came from some delicious burgers I made earlier this week. I should have taken a photo of them, but at the time I was young and naive and this brilliant idea was but a twinkle in my eye. Oh, well. I also have a great appetizer recipe that has made me even more popular at social gatherings than I was before( if you can even believe that.) So lets consider this our first FOOD PARTY!!! From now on, any time I come up with two or three outstanding recipes, I will post a Food Party on here to share the recipes as well as photos with my millions and millions of followers. No pictures of food today :( But you can't get mad because YOU'RE the one who showed up empty handed!
FOOD PARTY MENU
JALAPENO BACON BUTTER BITES. (I just made that up. When these little treats eventually take the world by storm, I will rename them something much more jazzy. Like, SNAPPING TURTLES.)
Whole jalapeno peppers ( I usually buy 8. Makes 32 Snapping Turtles.)
One jar of Trader Joe's Raw Creamy Almond Butter
One package of nitrate/nitrite free bacon.
Some butter to grease your baking sheet.
-Get yourself some latex gloves. Cutting jalapenos makes your hands burn like hell.
-Cut the tops off jalapenos and slice them into 4's so they look like little boats. If cut correctly there will be a little groove in the middle (almost like celery) where you are going to put the almond butter.
-Fill the little grooves with almond butter!
-After all have been filled with almond butter, wrap each in a half a piece of bacon (try not to spill the almond butter) and secure with a toothpick.
-Line up on buttered cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until bacon is brown.
-Bring them to a party and make SO MANY NEW FRIENDS.
FIESTA BURGERS. (They have salsa in them and I like to party.)
1lb ground beed
Jar of salsa
Bottle of Italian dressing
-Put on “The Cup of Life” by Ricky Martin
-Put ground beef in a bowl.
-Mix in salsa (any kind will work. I would say a half a cup, but I didn't measure)
-Throw in some salt
-Mix in a couple good pours of Italian dressing. I used Olde Cape Cod Sundried Tomato and Basil. It tastes like a basic Italian dressing, just a little sweeter. If you can find it, use it. If not, no big deal.
-Smash it all around with your hands.
-Form it into 4 burgers and throw it in a frying pan full of melted butter. Use as much butter as you want.
-Cook for a total of about twelve minutes flipping whenever you want. Keep pan covered when you aren't flipping to make your burgers juicy and delicious!
I hope you like these recipes. I also hope you had fun at the party. Have a good weekend everyone! Stay safe, stay happy and if you can't stay Paleo...at least try!
Posted by Haley at 12:54 PM