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Pears and Jalapenos March 21, 2011

Filed under: Drink Recipes — celebrationgoddess @ 6:17 am

MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the
week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)

I’m starting to think spring! So this Monday’s cocktail sounds very spring to me with pears and rosemary. I’ll have to work some thyme into Friday’s recipe since I found the most interesting giant leaf thyme plant while pursuing the nursery today on a stormy day.

ROSEMARY PEAR COCKTAIL

Rosemary syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 4-inch rosemary sprigs

Martini

1 750-ml bottle premium vodka
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons Poire Williams (clear pear brandy)
12 ice cubes
12 small rosemary sprigs

For rosemary syrup:
Bring sugar and water to boil in small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add rosemary sprigs. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Cool mixture completely. Discard rosemary.

For martini:
Mix rosemary syrup, vodka, lemon juice, and brandy in large pitcher. Cover pitcher with plastic wrap and place in freezer until mixture is cold, about 3 hours. Remove pitcher from freezer; add ice cubes. Stir briskly to melt ice partially. Strain mixture into chilled Martini glasses. Garnish each glass with rosemary sprig.


BACON WRAPPED POPPERS

Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
20 large jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half

Directions

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Stir together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl until evenly blended. Spoon some of the cheese mixture into each jalapeno half, wrap with half a bacon strip, and secure with a toothpick. Arrange the wrapped jalapeno halves onto a broiler pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon is no longer pink and beginning to brown, about 20 minutes.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

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2 Responses to “Pears and Jalapenos”

  1. holessence Says:

    Yuuuuuummmmm!

    These two recipes served together sound like a phenomenal taste combination. I’m going to print this post and see if Len is willing to give it a whirl in the near future.

  2. Yes don’t they? Yum! I made some blackberry muffins to bring in to my coworkers today!


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