Tonight we are having stuffed green peppers, one of my favorite dinners. I’ll probably make a little garlic bread since I have a baguette on hand to make bread pudding. I purchased a marinated vegetable salad at the grocery. It’s something new in their deli and I though I’d give it a try.
My recipe for the stuffed peppers is just a generic one, nothing special, no exotic ingredients. I stuff the pepper halves with ground beef, cooked with chopped onion and a little bit of chopped green pepper trimmed from the tops of the peppers when I halve them. I add a can of diced tomatoes, some rice, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, a little water, and some shredded cheddar. Sometimes, I add a cup of so of corn mixed into the meat and rice. I think my recipe is from an old Better Homes and Gardens, or an old Betty Crocker cookbook.
When I think of summer meals, I always think of stuffed green peppers. We like them in the middle of summer, with fresh tomato slices, and corn on the cob. I’ll have to wait a few months for that, I guess.
I have been trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into our meals, as I mentioned in a post last week. Can I say we are noticeably healthier or happier or prettier or peppier? Not yet. I suspect it’s one of those lifestyle things that is apparent when you have committed yourself to a dietary alteration for a period of years, not weeks. Oh well. I’ll keep at it.