Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Friday

At the urging of a good friend I am posting the recipe for stuffed peppers.  These are a favorite at our church pot lucks.  I came up with the recipe 'cause my Sweetie cannot have rice which is what is used traditionally in stuffed peppers.  I like them very much along with stuffed cabbage, stuffed chicken, stuffed belly :)  you get the idea.

Here we go... remember I make them different every time, but this seems to be the favorite:

Mrs. D's Stuffed Peppers

3-4 any color sweet pepper. We like the red ones.

2 cups cooked and mashed winter squash (may use leftovers here or cook ahead).
1 large onion diced
1/2 lb. ground pork (may sub pork sausage but reduce spices)
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/4 t Cayenne (optional)
1 t Italian spices
approximately 1 c cubed sharp cheddar cheese

Remove stem and seeds from peppers and slice in half top to bottom. Set aside any small usable pieces. Spray a baking dish with a little oil spray and place your pepper boats into the pan. They can be snug.
In large frying pan brown meat and onions. Dice up and toss in any remnants of pepper. Add spices and cook until meat is cooked through and all is a little brown. Drain fat off meat. Place cooked squash into a large bowl and add meat mixture. Mix these together well. Scoop into pepper boats making sure to fill. Place cubed cheddar cheese on top of each pepper boat. Pour a little water in the bottom of the baking dish. Bake at 350 F for 45-50 minutes until peppers are soft and cheese is browned.

Don't make it too complicated... all ingredients are negotiable.  I sometimes use turnip/carrot mashed together instead of winter squash, but you could use almost anything.  If you used sausage, which I never have, you could probably eliminate all of the spices depending on what kind of sausage you use. 

Have fun with it.

Here's a few pics of the garden from this week:



(we grow these from saved seeds and each year they are a little bit
different, but always yummy - named for a friend who really likes this)




(from a package... not native wildflowers, but still pretty)


the babies are almost all grown up

As you can see we have many things to thank the Lord for.  We had a wonderful summer with many days of warmth, now we are truly headed into fall.  The leaves are just beginning to change and nights are cooler.  I hate to see summer leave, but it is much easier after having such a nice long summer. 

Just a verse or two to help you through the busy day...

Psalm 24: 1&2
The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

1 comment:

  1. Mrs.D,

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! We LOVE your stuffed peppers, so now I will be able to make them at home in addition to enjoying them at church. (And, thanks to your generous sharing of baby squash plants, we have plenty of squash to put in the stuffing!)

    Have a great day!