Happy Friday! In my preparations for this weekend's Superbowl festivities, I've had a couple of baking disasters in the kitchen.
For example, I completely destroyed a perfectly innocent batch of cookie dough that was loaded with beautiful bittersweet chocolate chips and mini M&M's in it. Isn't that sad? I've had a cold all week and my head was so stuffed up, I completely forgot to set the timer when I put the cookies into the oven. I know, I know... I'm AWFUL, but I have a good excuse. Really! I walked outside to get the mail and as I was walking back to the house, I stopped to be a friendly person and wave at the neighbor kids as they were getting off the school bus. Then I HAD to stop again to pet an adorable puppy, because we all know how irresistible puppy ears and tails are. Am I right or am I right?
Anyway, when I walked back into the house 15 minutes later, the cookie damage had been done. Those poor cookies didn't stand a chance. I'm glad that I was stingy enough to have eaten some of the dough when I was panning them up so at least the dough wasn't a TOTAL waste!
Anyway, I trudged on in my diligent effort to have a kitchen success. I took an informal poll on my Facebook page yesterday, asking if you guys wanted me to make something sweet or savory today. The results were a dead even tie, so I decided to go with savory, hoping to brush off the bad baking mojo.
If you've been a reader of this blog for any length of time, you already know about my fanaticism for bacon. It's practically a food group in itself around this house. Since the beginning of 2012, I've been trying to eat healthier, so bacon has had to take a seat on the back burner. HOWEVER, it was my birthday this week (you DID enter the giveaway, didn't you?) so I decided to splurge on the calories a bit. I made up some of these mouthwatering stuffed peppers.
The combination of ground chuck and ground bacon with gorgeous melted cheese just screams comfort food and takes me to my happy place. Incidentally, my happy place has food with no fat or calories in it, so you really should consider making a stop there soon. Now would be a great time!
To finish off your meal, serve up a comfort food dessert like Dutch apple pie with ice cream... YUMMILICIOUS!