I have this thing for food surprises. If it’s stacked, stuffed, smothered, wrapped or covered, you can bet I am excited. ( I sound like a walking waffle house advertisement…) Much like a small child, it’s the simple surprises in life that really get me tickled. Isn’t it funny what it takes to get people going? For example, it takes a fast car, expensive bottle of scotch, or sometimes, a crisp new tie to get Brian going. (Lord love a man with taste.)
Me, a kinder egg will do. THERE’S SOMETHING IN HERE?!? It’s like magic. It cost 99 cents and I have a shit eating grin and a worthless plastic toy for the rest of the day.
And that is why I choose to surprise myself as often as possible. One would think “Whitney, you are making this yourself, it is no longer a surprise.” But one would be wrong, because for some incredible reason, even though I have personally made this “food surprise” and I know what’s coming, I still can’t fight the tiny giggle that escapes my throat when I cut into something that has cheese hidden inside.
It’s prom night on my dinner plate and my date surprised me by having his braces removed early. (That happened. I married him for it.)
It’s Christmas come early and my stocking is full of cheesy goodness.
It’s really just Chicken that is stuffed with all the ingredients from jalapeno poppers, but I am no less excited.
It's chicken, stuffed with jalapeno poppers.
- bacon - 2 slices, cooked and diced
- jalapeno - 1, diced and seeded
- cream cheese - 4 ounces, softened
- pepper jack cheese - 2 ounces
- cheddar cheese - 2 ounces
- scallions - 2 tablespoons, chopped
- chicken breasts - 4
- panko bread crumbs - 1 cup
- parsley - 1/4 cup, chopped
- limes - 2, juiced
- olive oil - 2 tablespoons
- salt and pepper - to taste