Today was my second time to make prickly pear jelly only this time I added the juice of four jalapenos. I had three recipes in front of me and picked at each of them to get the result that I was looking for. I was hoping to find peppers that were a little hotter but seems they are all mild this year. The jelly turned out great with perfect consistency so I figure after a few times of doing this I will be able to provide an accurate recipe. At least I remembered to wear gloves while handling these spiky monsters this time but to no avail-I have stickers in a few fingers. Ugh!! I was excited that I got to use the antique jar lifter that I got at a yard sale a few months ago and wondered how many jars it has lifted over the years.
Also today while I had jalapeno on the brain I stuffed a few with cream cheese and wrapped them in bacon (a fave of ours). Just for fun I made two that were stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, chopped apricots and chopped pecans. I coated the bacon with brown sugar before wrapping the pepper. I love the sweet heat but I could not get my husband to try one-so I ate both (no problem there-I’m not gonna ask twice).
Tonight we are having leftover Pork Parmesan & Pasta Alfredo which is fine with me. Maybe I can get him to watch The Huntsman: Winters War since we watched the new Jungle Book last night (his choice). I was okay but even though the animals aren’t real I don’t like to see them get hurt-silly I know but that’s just me.
Have a great rest of the day!!