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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's 2008!

I am sitting here watching the Rose Bowl Parade. That is the only way to spend New Years Day. My kitchen is smelling yummy already this morning. No hard work today!

If you have ever made pepper jelly, you will love this. This is an easy way to get the same flavors~ without all the work.

Sweet Heat Jalapenos

64 oz can sliced jalapenos
5 pounds sugar
Drain off jalapenos, pour into a large plastic bowl with a lid. Cover with the whole bag of sugar. Let sit for 3 days, stir each night. Store in the refrigerator in small jars.

Now you aren't sure what to do with them? Pour some peppers over a square of cream cheese and serve with crackers. Spread a few jalapenos on a sandwich for a sweet bite.

Maybe y'all could dice up a handful of peppers for a chow-chow for your New Year's black eyed peas For Luck or your greens For Money. That's exactly what we are planning to do.

Happy New Year y'all!



Geo said...

Hey, it looks really good. I am going to try it. Thanks!

Sandi McBride said...

My Hoppin' John is ready to go, the collards are cooking and the pepper sauce I made this past fall is in it's special cut crystal decanter that was Mama's...a little Big City flavor to our down home meal~ happy 2008...but as the song goes, don't blink!

Sugar Bear said...

Sounds like you are having a great day! Hubby will love this recipe!

tut-tut said...

I'm going to try this; I'm throwing a party with my neighbor on Saturday, and this sounds like it might draw some oohs and aaahs!

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Andi said...

Collard greens and black eyed peas...Mama taught me to say please!

Happy New Year!!! Hope 2008 is the best year yet!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandi! We already had our greens, peas & cornbread. I didn't use a lot of seasoning though, so I wasn't crazy about them, but hubby like them. My mama does it so much better than I do, but of course she uses all the ham hocks & fatty stuff. Sure does taste good though. The cornbread was outstanding though!

Happy New Year, dear Sandi!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Happy New Year to you, too!

Peabody said...

Here's to a happy and stress-free 2008!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Geo~ you are welcome anytime
Sandi~ pepper sauce in a cut crystal decanter... just my style girl!
Happy New Year Sugar=D
Tut-Tut~ Take a jar of peppers, your friends will go wild!
Andi~ mama knows best
Rhoda~ I am always trying to leave out the fat... it just isn't quite the same.
Jill~ to all y'all too!

joan said...

That looks yummy. I used to love jalapenos until that fun acid reflux problem came to haunt me, but it's been so much better so maybe I'll give it a try again. Happy New Year!

Hope said...

Hi Sandi,
Thanks for visiting my blog. We actually ate chili beans for New Year's Day. I know, I'm not as southern as I should be.

I enjoy your blog and all the history behind the Whistlestop. My DH is a conductor for Norfolk Southern!!

Come see me again sometime!


Kari & Kijsa said...

Fabulocity....sounds so yummy! We love your 2008 banner!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Mary Isabella said...

Love the banner!! We did eat blackeyed peas and cornbread and some yummy banana pudding!!!!

JANET said...

Hi, and Happy New Year! My, my! that pepper jelly idea sounds so easy. I remember when I first had the concoction at a party and never dreamed that peppers and cream cheese could be so yummy!

katiez said...

It looks rather good....
Happy New Year!
I'd forgotten all about all the parades on New Year's Day! We always used to watch them - and the Vienese New Year Concert...
Times change!

tamlovesran said...

I just stumbled across your blog and the title caught my attention. We live near The Whistlestop Cafe in Juliet, Ga where the movie was filmed. We like eating there, but haven't been lately. I can't wait to try the jalepeno recipe.


Adriann said...

One thing I miss about Los Angeles is the Rose Bowl. I actually helped make a float one year. It's amazing the amount of flowers used!

Happy New Year!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Hope~ Bill says the railroad is one of the hardest jobs ever. Glad you stopped in.
KatieZ~ the rose bowl parade is a new years day tradition.
Tammy~ we have been to Juliette, in fact you can get WhistleStop Stuff there too.
Adriann~ YOU worked on a float? Maybe that sould be on my to do list for 2008

GardenGoose said...

I have never heard of this before. sounds really neat, and I bet with that cream cheese it's quite yummy.

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