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This past weekend Herself & I made a provisions run to the local large-volume low price place we use. They were doing the usual in the food department of having samples available for taste-testing. So of course I availed myself of this service. One of the things I tasted is a pre-done dish, pasta with Mexican cheese sauce chicken dish. Pretty tasty. Nice bit of zing to it. Checked the ingredients: yup, pasta, cheese sauce, green chili peppers and green jalapeno peppers.

Herself and jalapeno's don't get along well. That's one reason we didn't buy it. However, we nattered back and forth about it while completing our shopping trip. At home already, the penne pasta and alfredo sauce. In our cart (it's one of our staples) canned shredded chicken. Picked up yesterday on the way home, Four Cheese Mexican mix, and canned, chopped green chili peppers (Herself and chili peppers are OK with each other). Baked up our own KP Ranch Country Kitchen version last night.

First round response, tastes were there but missing the zing. Well, yeah, no jalapenos. Tried adding some ground white pepper. Ahhhhhhh. There's the zing!

Leftovers for lunch today.


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Jan. 25th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Are there any CostCo's or BJ's up there?
I will NOT shop at Wal-fart.
Jan. 25th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)

Sam's Club.
Jan. 25th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Jan. 25th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
But, with larger number interested, longer road trips to a CostCo become more attractive. Particularly if it's like a once a month thing. Which our Staple Provisions trips usually are.
Jan. 25th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Where is the closest one?
Jan. 25th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Either Orlando or Tampa, I think. We used to go to one in Orlando.
Jan. 25th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Well, if I go to check on my parents, and maybe Stone Hill once a month...
Jan. 25th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Is she okay with other types of hot pepper, or is capsaicin in general a no-no? If she can handle milder things than jalapeno, you might try using chipotle instead.

I have to admit that I can't see any of the ground-pepper family as a substitute for hot peppers; the flavor range is entirely different. But that's just me.
Jan. 25th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
No, it's not just you. The zing is there with white pepper, but not the 'linger' that the jalapenos provided, and the hot peppers flavour is a combination of both to me. I'll check about the chipotle, because she may be able to tolerate it. Some peppers she can take, but not the hotter ones. She grew habaneros in her garden one year, handled them with gloves. I got home from work the day she was cooking them down to a habanero sauce just in time to kick her out the door (well, not kick but push firmly). Until she started breathing the outside air, she hadn't realised the cooking fumes were causing her respiratory problems as they came on sloooowly.
Jan. 25th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
I love white pepper. Sometimes black just doesn't work at all. The flavors are so different.
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