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Monday, March 14, 2011

National Nap Day, Weirdness & Delicious too

Today's National Nap Day! Did you get one?

It was started back in 1999 and happens every first Monday after Daylight Savings Time begins. I'm sorry to say I don't think I'll get one today. I hardly ever nap because having one seems to make it more difficult for me to sleep at night. However, I do regularly fall asleep on the couch in the evenings. We have two couches. If I sit on the full size one, I can stay awake but not long after I sit down on the loveseat, I'm asleep no matter how much I fight it!

There is some weirdness going on here. Maybe winter has finally gotten to me but every now and then I have to do something weird and now's the time!


Anybody know what this is? In the next few days, I'll be back with news about a GIVEAWAY! Hint: it will be quilting related and don't worry, you won't be winning whatever this is! Kind of doubt that the average quilter would have much use for it and I know the person I borrowed it from wants it back!

This recipe, however, isn't weird, its delicious! I made it today for a function my daughter's going to tonight and thought someone out there might like a new recipe. After 31 years of cooking, I'm always on the look out for something new and easy to make, especially something for company or to take as refreshments. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

HOT PEPPER PEACH CHEESEBALL

2-8oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1/3 jar of Hot Pepper Peach Preserves
1 heaping tablespoon chopped onions
1 level tablespoon chopped jalapenos
grated Monterey Jack cheese

Cream together well and chill for about one hour. Form into a ball and roll in Monterey Jack cheese. (I usually omit the cheese, just spoon it into a bowl and call it a dip.)

Keep chilled until ready to use. Serve with your favorite cracker. It can be prepared up to 48 hours prior to serving.

5 comments:

  1. Mayleen - you are a life saver with this recipe. I need something new to take to a community social and this will be perfect. I was running out of ideas and wanted something different.

    Hugs - Marie

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  2. No napping for me, if I do I am awake half of the night. Your wierd dog looks like he needs to be covered with some fabric patches.

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  3. Gosh, that's an odd-looking dog. Hope I haven't offended anyone by offering my opinion. As for the recipe... I don't like spicy. Does this have just a hint of spice? Or should I avoid making it?

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  4. that spread sounds great. where do you buy the hot pepper peach preserve?
    Nap day - love it but I missed it

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  5. HAPPY SPRING TO ALL!
    SPREAD SOUNDS DELISH !
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    LOVE FROM A MONTANA QUILTER BORN IN DOWNS,KANSAS!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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