Saturday, July 14, 2012

SUSIE HOMEMAKER

Many times I'm often referred to as "Miss Susie Homemaker" by my friends.  I really don't consider myself to be that though.  Today "Miss Susie Homemaker" was really busy.  It has been almost 2 weeks since I have quilted, cooked, cleaned, or any other chore "Miss Susie Homemaker" might do.  I did a mountain of laundry (with the help of my dear hubby), went grocery shopping, mixed up a batch of homemade laundry detergent, made  a rhubarb pie, prepared and froze about 4 dozen bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos, and have supper planned.  And it's only 5:00 p.m.  I still have a good 4 hours to squeeze in some quilting time.

Now doesn't that pie look delicious?  Rhubarb is not my favorite but it is pie and there are very few kinds of pie I don't like,  at least not enough to choke down; chocolate, mincemeat, and raisin are the only ones that come to mind right now.  Rhubarb is Gregg's favorite and since I fix it for him, I have grown to like it a lot.  And once William finally tried it, he loves it too.  Poor Gregg, he used to get the whole pie to himself; not anymore!

And here are my jalapenos stuffed. 

I brown some breakfast sausage (usually about 1/3 pound for an 8 oz pkg of cream cheese).  Drain the excess grease, add the cream cheese and season with some Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and season salt.  Mix it up good and then place in a zip lock bag.  Snip one corner off the bottom of the zip lock bag and you can squeeze a tube of the mixture right into the jalapeno. Cut the top stem off the jalapeno and then stuff with the cream cheese mixture.  Sometimes I cut my peppers in half lengthwise and sometimes I leave them whole.

Wrap them in bacon.  Depending on the size of the jalapeno, sometimes I use a whole slice of bacon and sometimes I use a 1/2 slice of bacon.

I lay them on a cookie sheet (not touching each other) and place in the freezer till they are frozen.  I then place them in a freezer zip lock bag.    When I'm ready to bake them, I just bake what we will eat on a cookie sheet in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30-45 minutes.  I used to be the only one that liked stuffed jalapenos but William likes them now too.  Gregg.... I doubt he will ever like them.  They are peppers after all.

I will blog about the laundry soap in a couple of days after I use it so I can tell you what I think.
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  1. I have made the laundry soap and it works fine. It does tend to make your whites a bit dingy so I started adding an oxy cleaner to the mix. I make bacon wrapped jalapenos too but didn't know froze well. I will definitely have to give that a try!

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