Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dinner Tonight

Ahhhh dinner. I can't wait! I've had some really good work outs this week. I think I'm finely finding my groove and getting a routine down. A true athlete (he he). I even lost a couple more pounds. So I need to guard against unwanted head talk. "Go ahead, it's okay you lost weight." or "A little more won't hurt". Yeah, right.

As I was saying yesterday we received a bunch of peppers in our kitchen basket. (I wish I could grow organic peppers this size...) Urban Girl has been requesting stuffed peppers. Eeck, yuck! Superman and the chickadees we grossed out. So I asked a couple of question and came to find out that no one liked the tomato sauce that goes on top. Superman being the only one who has actually eaten them. I think I may have had them at my Auntie's house when I was a child. I vaguely remember the tomato sauce.

Anyway, I really wanted to give these a try. Now maybe I should have used a recipe (I thought as I was popping them into the oven). But I didn't. So we shall see. Are you supposed to cook the rice up before hand? I did, but I didn't cook the meat. I figured it would cook in the oven. An experiment!



Here's how they looked after about 15 minutes in the oven. I used:
  • 2 cups brown rice (cooked)
  • 1# ground beef
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (every taste good with it)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of the roasted garlic I made yesterday
  • a sprinkling of chili pepper
  • salt & pepper

I started the spices, onion, pepper, and garlic off in a pan with a little EVOO. Let them cool mixed it all together and popped into pepper halves. Another concern (from the family) was that there was just to much pepper.

I then mixed 1cup of my salsa and 2 cups of beef broth put them on the stove to reduce.




We also received some avocados. So of course we needed guacamole! Yum.



  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 onion
  • heaping tablespoon roasted garlic
  • lime or lemon juice a scant teaspoon
  • a pinch of sea salt

Serve it all up with a fresh salad and lime aid slushies. An end of summer treat!

What's on your plate tonight?

julie

1 comment:

Tina said...

YUM! I *think* the rice is supposed to be cooked first and when I make mine, I mix the red sauce in with the rice before baking...mine dc don't like the red sauce on top, either.

I have made Fridays my cheat night -- not frugal, but a reward from my hard work during the week -- Wal-mart pizza night. Worth the $17 for a tasty (surprisingly so) pizza and an easily prepared salad by the girls, while I run for the pie!

I may have to add stuffed peppers into next months menu!