Christmas is now over – how do you all feel? I’m so relieved!! My tree is down and my main living room is back to pre-holiday; vacuumed and everything.
Thank you 8 lb, 7 oz, tiny baby Jesus. I can’t help it; it’s always a relief to get my house back to normal when the holidays are over.
So, let’s talk food.
The wonderful people from California Walnuts sent me a lovely gift a while back. This bag of luscious walnuts to do with what I please – How sweet are they??
Now, given a great deal of fresh California walnuts, what does one do?
If they happen to be me, they make a savory dish, of course. That is, a dish that includes jalapenos. What else?
So, let me tell you about what I made.
I mean, that’s all I can say about this one.
It’s that good.
I combined walnuts with flour and pulsed them in my food processor to make a perfect crust for my chicken breasts. Then, I combined fresh jalapeno peppers (diced), Gouda cheese, fresh garlic, butter and real cream to make a sauce fit for tortilla chip-dipping. So, in other words, keep Gouda in mind for your chip dipping sauce recipes in the future. It’s fantastic.
Let me just tell you, people, I could drink the sauce; this Gouda/Jalapeno stuff – it’s straight up crack.
Crack, I tell you.