Birthdays, Bacon, and Buckeyes

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We had our family over on Saturday night to do a combo party – my nephew’s birthday and to watch the Buckeyes in the Final Four.  We did our food a little backwards.  First cake and ice cream and then on to the game food.

12 years old!  I can’t believe it!  I remember coming home from Connecticut where I lived at the time and seeing him as a teeny tiny baby.  That was just yesterday wasn’t it?

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We had a couple hours to kill before the game started (come on, CBS,  9:00?) so we made all kinds of yummy snacks.  My brother made some delicious chicken nachos and I made Bacon Jalapeno Stuffed Mushrooms.

If you like cheese, jalapeno, and bacon you have to try them.  The Recipe can be found here.  They are easy to make and a big hit. 

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Just combine melted butter and panko and set aside.

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Cook the bacon until crisp. (yep, I still forget to take pictures of all the steps.)

Chop the mushroom stems, onion and jalapeno.

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Cook the vegetables in the skillet until soft.

Combine cheddar and cream cheese.  Mix in bacon and vegetables.

Fill mushrooms and top with panko and bake.

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Yum!

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Once our bellies were full, we tucked into the sofas and watched the (disappointing) game.

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Some of us were smart and decided to skip the second half of the game…

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I think we all wished we didn’t see it.

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About girlguydogcat

Living in the midwest, wife to a fantastic husband, mom/servant to two cats and a dog.

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