What are you making for Labor Day? Do you need ideas? Do you want to jazz everyone? Do I ask way too many questions?
My husband, A.J., has your answer. Yes, I relinquished the grill back to A.J. and he did not disappoint with this tasty treat. Yes, sometimes even I can chill out...but just a little.
Peel, de-vein and butterfly the shrimp. I think he is working with about one pound of 31/40 shrimp here.
Clean and de-seed two jalapenos. Slice the jalapenos into very thin slices. Place the jalapeno strip into the shrimp as shown. If you read my post about our herbs and veggies then you know about the red jalapeno. Yes, the little rascal met his fate. If you're new to this blog, pretend the jalapeno is green...it's a long story.
Brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder.
Place the shrimp on a grill pan and place on a medium-high heat to slightly sear. You have to quick because the shrimp cook fast.
Pre-cook cut strips of bacon (cut the bacon into 2 inch long strips) to about halfway done. You want most of the fat cooked from the bacon and the bacon to still be pliable. Wrap the a bacon strip around the shrimp and fasten with a toothpick. NOTE: We precooked the bacon indoors in an effort to keep the grease drippings from causing the grill to flare up and possibly burn everything else we had cooking on the grill.
Finish cooking over moderate heat and watch how fast these little suckers disappear!
We're heavy into the beginning of high school girls soccer. The homegirlz have been working very hard.
Starting line-up at one of the tournament games this past weekend. My baby, Kaitlin, is #6, fourth from the left in blue, hands on her hips and my oldest, Lauren, showing plenty of attitude is #16. Yes, hands on h on her hips looking to her right. ~Sigh~ DNA I guess...from A.J.'s side.
She's, little, she's fast, she comes out of nowhere and no one can get the ball back from her once she gets possession!
My baby, getting ready to go on the attack. she's tougher than she looks.
To be honest, I have no idea what's going on. I'm in the bleachers, I yell, I take pictures and say a thousand prayers that my babies don't get hurt. That's about all you're going to get.
Now for awards! Whoo-hoo!
Carol from The Writer's Porch gave me this fantastic BINGO BEAUTIFUL BLOG AWARD! thank you so much Carol! This is how it works:
The B-I-N-G-O Beautiful Blog Award was started by Bookin With Bingo Blog.
BEAUTIFUL......Mary from One Perfect Bite and Elra from Elra's Baking
INFORMATIVE...Natashya from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies and Gigi from Afterthoughts
Pass It On!!