Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stuffed Peppers Wrapped in BACON

                                     
Did I mention there would be bacon?  Just making sure.

My husband requested cream cheese stuffed bacon wrapped chili peppers for his birthday, and I aim to please.  I suppose you could use any type pepper you wanted, but these were really yummy.  I love the parts of the pepper that get all charred and crispy, yum!

We were cooking something else out on the grill, so placed these to one side, cheese side up, until the bacon was done on the bottom.  Then I finished the tops under the broiler.  A smart person would put them on a baking sheet with edges, FYI.  Here's how we put them together:

Split peppers in half and remove the seeds.
Mix 8 oz cream cheese without about 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice.
Stuff the peppers then wrap with bacon and secure with toothpicks.  Cook as described above.

These were so good...definitely worth repeating!

Now is the part where I force you to look at my vacation pictures.  We spent this past week in Southern California and had a really nifty time.  (yes, I said nifty).  The place we stayed at had oodles of flowers.


The kids would have been more than happy to stay in the pool the whole time.                                                     
We visited the beach at Crystal Cove State Park.  It was so nice there and not crowded at all.  Maybe because there is a ridiculous parking fee, but in this case it was worth it.  

(we are the little dots in the picture)

We got to take a boat tour of the harbor and saw hundreds of dolphins.  One of the high points for me.  Unfortunately the girl has inherited my motion sickness gene and was ready for terra firma.


We attended Medieval Times Dinner Theater and got to eat yummy food and wear cool crowns while we watched people joust. 

 
The pictures are horrid, but this was my favorite meal of the trip!  The fun part is they make you eat with your hands.  Guess they didn't have silverware in those days.


Last but not least was Knott's Berry Farm.    


Mara couldn't get enough spinning and twirling.....

I couldn't get enough funnel cake.....





This is one of the few rides I got on (see aforementioned motion sickness reference).



And of course a hug from Snoopy made it all worthwhile!

29 comments:

Catherine said...

I love visiting the beach, that's my favorite part about the summer! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

The stuffed peppers look superb!

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

Visiting from Mommy Cooks! Looks like a great vacation and the place must've been fabulous. You're a great cook and I've enjoyed reading your past posts :)

~*Wende*~ said...

Anything wrapped in bacon has to be good!

Looks like you had a great time on vacation!

Chris said...

I love love love ABT's (bacon wrapped peppers). What kind of peppers did you use, are those anaheims?

Looks like a fun vacation, despite the motion sickness;)

Julie said...

The peppers I bought were just labeled "chili" although I thought they looked like anaheims. They were pretty mild.

Bridgett said...

We are having ourselves a beach trip this very weekend. I could easily live at the beach and it looks as if you all had a perfect time. I would happily help you eat those stuffed peppers should you decide to make more!

5 Star Foodie said...

The scrumptious stuffed peppers sound awesome wrapped in bacon! Sounds like you had a great trip!

Ingrid said...

Love funnel cake & yes that and the bacon wrapped peppers are what stuck. :)

Happy Father's Day to your hubs!
~ingrid

From the Kitchen said...

Those peppers look delicious! We used to live in Southern California (La Jolla) and I'm very familiar with the places you visited.

Thanks for the memories!

Best,
Bonnie

Kim said...

I'm so glad to see that you all had a great time! Crystal Cove is a beautiful place and the Knott's Farm looks like good family fun.

Love those peppers wrapped in bacon. I could easily eat my fair share :)

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Looks like you had a great vacation! Such fun!

A local grocery store sells peppers like this and they are amazing! I never thought to make them myself! Definitely going to have to try!

Karen said...

We put stuffed peppers on the grill the other day - didn't wrap them with bacon, tho. Looks like you had a great trip to SoCal!

Julie M. said...

I love vacation pictures! Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a great time. I've always wanted to try out a Medieval Times. You food does look tasty.

Oh, and those peppers look delicious! Welcome back!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Oh that looks like such fun! At first glance I thought it was Florida - southern California is so beautiful. And, gotta do the Medieval Times but of course!!

LOVE those stuffed peppers - they are a favorite at this house. Have a great week!!

The Empress said...

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Mary said...

Thank goodness your husband requested those peppers. Now we can all enjoy them. They really do look wonderful. I'm so glad you had a good vacation. The pictures are fabulous and will make for great memories down the road. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Japanese Redneck said...

We luv those peppers too!

Looks like a lot of fun on your trip.

Deborah said...

I love every one of those ingredients!! It looks like a fun vacation as well!

~~louise~~ said...

Well, Julie, it sure sounds like you and your family had one heck of a time. I'm delighted!!! I love hearing about people's vacations. (I know I'm strange that way:)

Whenever I try to wrap stuffed peppers such as yours in bacon, they come out so good to eat but so horrible to look at. How'd you do that, lol???

Thanks for sharing...I hope we'll "see" you at the Picnic Game this year:)

Krista said...

Love jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon. YUM!

So glad you had a great trip. It looks like a blast and that beach is gorgeous!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm delighted You're Invited to the Picnic Game, Julie. The letter D is all yours. There's no need for you to tell me what you're bringing, (I love delicious surprises:) I will let you know when I get the links for the letters A, B, C. If you want to do your post before that and announce the Picnic Game with your dish, just leave room to add the other letters. I'll be doing an update tomorrow (22nd) in case I've really confused you, lol.

Thanks again, "See" you there...

theUngourmet said...

What a fun trip! The dinner theater looks like so much fun! I would love to get down to sunny Cali, it's been so icky here!

Emily said...

Lovin' the peppers!!! I would come to any event that those are served at! Looks like a FUN trip!

Sook said...

What an interesting recipe! Sounds appetizing!

Monica H said...

Funel cakes and Snoopy? I think I'm in love!

Tiffanee said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful vacation. I must admit a little jealousy!! I am loving your blog. Now following and can't wait to see what you will post next.

Mimi said...

Looks like a fun trip! Great pepper recipe.
Mimi

Diana's Cocina said...

Lovely photos of the family. Stuffed pepper are a family favorite in this family. They are often requesed by ME! I'm enjoying your blog.

Prairie Story said...

The stuffed peppers with bacon is TOTALLY something my husband would eat as well!! I like that they are on skewers for easy grilling and eating! ~Alison

PS - I have a recipe swap on my blog that you may be interested in --> http://prairiestory.blogspot.com/