Thursday, January 24, 2013

Real Food

I keep telling myself I'm going to blog about some of the recipes I make, whether they are made up or ones that I follow. I think my Stuffed Peppers I made today are worthy of being the first.

I don't usually have the best of luck with Stuffed Peppers. Not sure why, maybe it's because I never use a recipe. Maybe not. I didn't use a recipe today. I just used the force. It worked.

Here it is......a rough explanation of what I did. My sister will hate this. She needs exact instructions.

1c cooked brown rice
1lb ground deer/beef mixed browned

In the pan I browned the meat in, I then sauteed some onion, garlic, mushrooms, and kale in EVOO until soft and wilted. Salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 lg can of tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and then simmer for a while. :-)

Clean 4 or 5 green peppers and cut off the tops. Clean out the seeds. Mix the rice, meat, and a little bit of sauce together. Spoon that mixture into the peppers until overflowing. Pour sauce over top until covered. Sprinkle with Parmesan (shaker) cheese and then top with shredded mozzarella. Bake on 300 degrees or around there for an hr or longer, checking to see when the peppers get soft. I'm not sure on exactly how because I left to get a massage and my hubby finished the baking. Oh man, were these delicious! There was only 1 left, which I will send for lunch with my hubby tomorrow. Wish there was more leftovers though! Next time I will double or triple this recipe. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm! I think the best part is that tomorrow's dinner is chili, so I already have some extra rice and meat and sauce that I will add together with some beans and taco seasoning and Viola! Dinner is served.

I need to get better at blogging about food. I didn't take any pictures of my creation. I will do better next time.

Friday, January 18, 2013


I'm more excited for Mira's dance class tomorrow than she is. I'm praying she will participate and not whine and cling to my leg the whole time. Really working to get over this Mommy attachment phase we're in, but it's kind of hard when we're together 24/7. Bribes really don't work but I got nothing else! Work in progress.

We'd like to buy a new house in the next year or so. I can't fathom what it's going to take to get this one ready to sell. Purge. Purge. Purge.

We went on a date tonight. Mommy, Mira and Daddy. Max and Erma's. Ok food. Good company. We almost destroyed the sundae bar. Must. Eat. M&M's. We did destroy a  bathtub display at Lowes after dinner. Whoops. Then almost showed everyone what the stork saw when she discovered a toilet display. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness :-)

I'm itching for something new. New jeans? Can't find a comfy pair. New window blinds? Must save monies. New hairstyle? Nope. Just got it grown out to the length I like. Don't touch it. Hmmm........what will it be?

I did really well 3 days this week going to bed early. The last 2 nights, I'm getting sucked into the internet and loosing track of time. I like sleep. I really do.

I think I'll try this recipe for breakfast tomorrow. Mmmm!

There's a crumb stuck under my period and I have to hit it just right to get it to work.

Monday, January 14, 2013


It's been way too long.

Love that my girl is munching on kale chips and LOVING them!

I was tortured for 16hrs this weekend at a massage therapy seminar. I came home to my sweet girl saying, "So glad you're home Mommy!" Melts my heart.

We have such cabin fever that every time the sun shines we bundle up and run outside to soak in some Vit. D. Thank you for the sunshine today, God!

Watching someone else's child is very challenging. I'm still thankful to be able to work from home to be with my girl.

Mira's still afraid of large hairy costumed people. Cookie Monster is fake! lol

Doesn't look like we'll be making it to a friends wedding in Aruba, unless someone burried their life savings in the walls of the house or something. Nuts.

I'm itching for spring right now.

I won this super cute pillow dress.

I saw a DIY on Pinterest to make adult size pillowcase dresses. Maybe we will be twins :-)

I'll try to get back to blogging more often. Less Facebook. More productivity. More interesting things to blog about. :-)