I’m always on the lookout for lunch ideas, and when I came across this Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese recipe my mouth started watering. It seemed so complicated though—seeding, stuffing, and roasting jalapenos, cooking bacon—way too much effort for lunch time. So here’s my easy version!
Get two slices of crusty bread. Spread one with cream cheese and the other with mayo. Apply a generous layer of pickled jalapeños and sharp cheddar cheese. Close the sandwich, and butter the top and bottom.
Grill it in the skillet, or toast it in the oven. I preheated my toaster oven to 425 and baked my sandwich for 5 minutes. Then I flipped it and baked for another 3-5 minutes. Once the cheese was melty I broiled it for 2 minutes (flipping halfway through) to brown the outside. Then I ate it, and it was amazing.
I love cheese. That is all.
Oh my gosh, today is Wit & Whistle’s seventh birthday! It has been such a privilege to run my own business for so long. Thanks a million for supporting my efforts and helping make it possible. This year has been one of the hardest as I’ve struggled to balance motherhood and business, and I’m so grateful you’ve stuck with me through it all!
Next year I might need a bigger cupcake…
My Christmas in July sale is still going strong! While supplies last all holiday cards are 50% off through the end of the month. (no coupon code needed)
Today seems like a good day to show you my newest houseplant. It’s a massive peace lily, and these days the world needs a big dose of peace more than ever.
“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” —Psalm 34:14
(I love that this fellow has the scale and aesthetic of a bird of paradise plant, but will thrive in low light!)
There’s not much to report around here, but I’m making slow, steady progress on those new pins. Here’s a little peek!
Between baby and business I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the garden—zero time to be precise. I pretty much just glance over at it while I stuff the mailbox with outgoing packages each morning. It amazes me that everything is still growing and blooming without my supervision! Granted there are a TON of weeds in the mix too, but I’ll take that as a sign that my soil is nice and rich.
Here’s some Argentina Skies Salvia. I forget what the bottom plant is called, but I love it’s lacy bluish green leaves to add texture to the garden.
Daniel added four new beautiful knockout roses to the garden for me on Mother’s Day! Where did all those weeds come from?!
If you’re a garden newbie you should get some knockout roses. They don’t have a scent, but they keep blooming no matter how much you ignore them. Look at all these buds about to pop out! I didn’t even deadhead them after the last batch of blooms (sorry, Mom).
Hydrangeas are awesome because you get a million tiny flowers for every one bloom. This one is a Lemon Zest Hydrangea.
Here’s my Annabelle Hydrangea. The bush is up to my shoulders—and I’m 5′ 10″!
More commentary over on Snapchat (witandwhistle). I’m sorta getting used to the sound of my voice on video. Sorta.
What’s happening in your garden these days?