Oh, happy day! It is……wait, let me check……36°F outside!!! This may seem like a ridiculous thing to be excited about and down right cold in most places but so fantastically warm here that I feel like shouting from the roof tops. What am I going to do when it gets into the 60’s?! I should probably carry a paper bag around with me to prevent hyperventilating.
This winter has been brutal! It has not gotten above 10°F in over three weeks! That is until today!!!! There is hope. So much hope that I feel like stuffing jalapeños with cheese, rolling them in bread crumbs and baking them in the oven (covered with more cheese, of course).
Deep-fried jalapeño poppers are good, but not so easily accomplished at home. By roasting the peppers you cut back on the calories and the hassle. This version is made with salty Spanish Manchego cheese but a lot of other cheeses would work well here, sharp cheddar, goat cheese, or even simple cream cheese would be delicious.
So while I can’t veg out with a platter of cheese-stuffed jalapeños on the couch and watch some hot Sochi action, I can dream about it. If you see me in Costco starring at the TVs with salsa on my face, just keep walking.