Monday, August 4, 2008

Uummmmm! Yummy!!

Guess what we had for supper?!? Sliced tomatoes, and stuffed peppers. I must confess, Ron bought some tomatoes last week so part of them were from that. We had some sliced Roma tomatoes last week,too. If you slice them lengthways instead of across, you can get a fairly decent, 'meaty' slice . Especially if you are really hungry for tomatoes and that is all you have on hand. I like to slice them and drizzle a little Italian dressing over them. Danielle like Ott's dressing is the best.
I had 4 peppers that I brought in the house over about a week's time. I sliced them in half lengthwise and removed the seeds. Then I made up some ground beef like you do for meatloaf, mounded up the mixture in each half and laid them pepper side down in a shallow baking dish [sprayed with cooking spray]. Add about a half inch of water to the dish and bake for 3o-45 minutes in a 350* oven. I made the leftover ground beef mixtur into a loaf and cooked it at the same time.[ It cooked a little longer as it is 'bigger' than the peppers. You could make little individual meat loafs like Karen does for her family, too.
I picked 6 new peppers, today. I'll trim them and seed them tomorrow and put them into a freezer bag and freeze them for future use. There are lots more growing! I grow a sweet pepper called California Wonder that is from the pimento family of peppers. It does NOT have that bitter taste when cooked like a true bell pepper does. Sometimes they do not get quite as big as the bell pepper, but I like the taste so much better. In a few days, I will probably have enough tomatoes, mostly the Roma's, to make a batch of salsa, too. Yummy!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I want a tomato sandwich so bad!!! I'm going out and looking for a farmers market!!
Chris had stuffed peppers not long ago at a resturant and went on and on about them. So he had to try them at home too. We got yellow peppers and green peppers and ended up liking the yellow ones the best. They were sweeter. He found a good meat mixture in one of our recipe books that was for stuffed peppers. It was really good and the kids liked it too.