Thursday, November 17, 2011

I am now a proud member of a food Co-Op

Last week, I found a lovely little food Co-Op in Willamantic, CT and I became a member
today.  It is the cutest little place and they sell lots and lots of local foods and all the organic foods you could wish for!  Today I did 80% of my grocery shopping there the only downfall was they do not sell meats... If they did it would be one stop shopping for me.

Check them out

On to a new recipe

Memere's Stuffed Peppers

Although she never ever gave me this recipe ( I never asked) I remember her making them when I was a kid and this is my guess at what was in them...

4 large green peppers
1/2 a medium onion diced
2 tbs. butter

1lbs. ground beef
1 can condensed tomato soup
2 c. cooked white or brown rice

1 1/2 c. Mozzarella blend cheese ( I used Cabot 1/2 skim mozzarella and 1/2 cheddar)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
1- 8oz can of tomato sauce
1/4 c. water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cut the top of the peppers off  and clean out and wash.
3. Dice the onion and add to a skillet with the butter and saute for 3 minutes, add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, drain.
4.  In large bowl combine the ground beef and onion, soup, rice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and 1c. of the cheese (reserve a 1/2c. to top the peppers).
5. Place peppers in a shallow baking dish and pour a 1/4 c. of water into the bottom of the dish. Stuff the peppers with the above mixture (I can usually generously stuff 4 peppers with this mixture).
6. Spoon the sauce evenly over the top of the peppers and top with the remaining cheese (divide evenly over the 4 peppers).
7. Bake 45 minutes at 350 (this will yield a crisper pepper if you prefer a softer pepper cover with foil and increase the water by 1/4 c.)

This is a great way to used up leftover rice, I always seem to have leftover rice...

I take terrible pictures but here is one of the peppers before they go into the oven

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My first recipe post, finally... 

2x2 Chili

1lbs ground turkey
1lbs ground beef
1/2 yellow onion diced
3 tbs olive oil
1-14.5 oz can of white cannellini beans drained and rinsed
1- 14.5 oz can of baked beans
1-can petite diced tomato's
1- 8 oz can of tomato sauce
3 tbs. chili powder
1 minced clove of garlic
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper

1. Heat olive oil in skillet, dice onion and saute until soft (~3 minutes).
2. Add the ground beef to the onions and saute until no longer pink. Remove from pan and set aside.  Add turkey to skillet and saute until no longer pink.
3. In a large pot combine all remaining ingredients and stir over medium high heat.
4.  Once all ingredients are combined and simmering add the beef, onion and turkey.
5.  Allow to simmer for 1hr before serving. Serve with shredded cheddar.


Sunday, November 06, 2011

For several years now I have been trying to share my recipe creations with the world, many of them are written on scraps of paper, in notebooks and are scattered everywhere, organization is desparately needed....I am finally sitting down to get them organized and out to anyone who is interested, a data dump of sorts.  So here it goes I think you will like what you find.  Enjoy!