Friday, December 27, 2013

Hot apps! Get your hot apps here!

Yes, we've eaten a lot, haven't we? At this point I should be eating lettuce for eternity, but I'm not there just yet. I am off of the big meal right now though and digging apps only, which my mom had on Thursday night at her house. Here's what I brought with me, both are super easy:

2 - 8 oz packages of cream cheese
1 cup mayo
1.5 white sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp each of ground mustard, garlic salt, and salt
8-10 oz chopped jalapeno peppers (I buy the 12 oz jar and use 8 oz or 10 oz depending on how much heat I want. NOTE do not chop those bitches and touch anything near your face or eyes)
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Allow cream cheese to soften on the counter. When soft, mix cream cheese, mayo, one cup of cheddar, 1 cup of parmesan, jalapenos, and spices in a bowl.

Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray and pour mixture into a baking dish. Top with another 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.

Mix the panko bread crumbs and 1/2 cup of parmesan in a small bowl and sprinkle over the dip.

Bake in a preheated 350 oven until the sides are bubbling and the cheese cheese has melted and turned golden brown on top, about 30 minutes.

Serve with tortilla chips. Original recipe from Closet Cooking
a big wedge or wheel of brie
Phyllo shells - at least two boxes of 15
jam of your choice

Cut brie into small pieces and put in phyllo shells. If you are travelling, put them right back into the boxes and assemble the rest at your destination.

Put a dab of your jam on top of each. Bake on a baking sheet out of the packaging in a 350 oven for six or seven minutes, until the cheese is melty. 

Boom. Two hot apps. Got any gatherings coming up?

Happy Friday! Although when you're off for nine days they all start to run together. We're headed out to see The Wolf of Wall Street this morning because we are 1. old and don't like crowds 2. cheap and don't want to pay $748 for a movie ticket at night.

Whatever you're doing, enjoy! And don't forget to consider joining me for a January Spending Freeze. All the cool kids are doing it. The Christmas-poor kids are doing it too.

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  1. matinees for cheap and without annoying teens? YES PLEASE. we always catch matinees because of the age thing, cheap chinawoman prices and you know, the annoying humans seems to surface after 6pm.

    Vodka and Soda

  2. We are joining you for that spending freeze! We were lining up the things we are going to allow, like my son's birthday dinner, one additional night out with friends, one round of golf for Daryl. No books, no makeup, no fast food, no video games. This discussion forced Daryl to admit that I am not as spendy as most women, and that he could have done a lot worse. I'll take it.

    1. Excellent outcome Saxty! I've made my OK'd outings and purchases list. Time to gird my loins and get down to business!

  3. I love a good baked brie! I am getting excited for no spend January, I only have one fitness purchase planned and the rest i am saving!

  4. Those apps look SO good!

    Does spending one's Christmas gift cards count?

  5. ive been over eating so much i don't ever know when it will stop.

  6. these both look so good! I use plastic disposable gloves whenever I cut jalapenos so I don't burn my eyes later!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  7. Those apps look so delicious. I haven't been hungry the last two days, yet I am shoveling Christmas cookies in my mouth like it is the only way into heaven. Maybe one day I will stop. Probably when I don't fit through a door anymore...

  8. yum...thanks for sharing.. Spending freeze? I'm going check it out...I need to stop spending!

  9. Cheap is the way to go! I really want to see that, let me know if it's fab!

    Looooove me some Brie! Delish!

  10. I freaking love apps! That dip looks pretty tasty!

  11. We're going to see WOWS in a couple hours. Anything I can do that puts me at an advantage over other annoying movie goers is a win in my book.
    Pete will DIE when I show him that jalapeno popper dip.

  12. I need to bring an something for a New Year's Eve party next week... now I know what I am bringing... that dip sounds tasty and fun. I also want to see Wolf of Wall Street but almost 3 hours in a uncomfortable theater seat... I think I'll wait for the rental!

  13. Those little brie cups are too cute! Love the dip, that sounds right up my alley. I need it now...

  14. Brie bites - yum, look delish! :)


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