I don't know what I was thinking when I decided to try to get these weekend beach parties started. My life has been so hectic and complicated lately that I barely have time to to catch my breath on Friday nights once I'm finished with work for the week - and then bright and early on Saturday mornings I move on to very busy weekends, and I'm not talking fun kind of busy.
I really thought doing these posts would be a relaxing and enjoyable thing to do on my Friday evenings, but instead I find myself feeling like it's just one more thing on the list I need to do. All of us who blog strictly for pleasure know that if it feels like work instead of fun it's something we shouldn't be doing.
I love the idea of the virtual beach parties, I just don't have the time or energy to do it every week. I made a decision last weekend that I was going to do anything within my power to take demands off my time and simplify things as much as possible during this crazy time in my life.
So here's the deal - I don't want to do away with the beach parties, but don't want to feel obligated and probably won't post them every single week. They are officially random for now instead of weekly. Everyone good with that?
Enough complaining, I'm ready to get this party started - how about you? Come on, your friends are all waiting down at the beach!
This week I'm bringing some bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos for our party buffet...
These are simply jalapeno peppers cut in half, cleaned and stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and secured with toothpicks. Bake at 350 until bacon is crisp and cheese slightly browned. I've found that partially cooked bacon (or the kinds that come precooked) work best if you like your bacon nice and crisp.
These are super simple but so good! Go ahead and try one, just be sure to have a nice cold drink to go with it!
I can't wait to spend some time catching up with all of you!