Thursday, March 3, 2011

Family Time And Sharing A Recipe!

I had today off and went to visit my mom. Robin (my sister), Jeff (my brother) mom and I all got together and had a nice lunch. We decided to meet Jeff where he works and eat there. Jeff works at an Assisted Living- Retirement Community-Nursing home facility. They have two cafe, diner type restaurants on the premises. The one we had lunch in was very nice. Jeff works at a lovely place. Robin, mom and I had a crab stuffed pretzel, a delicious crab and cheese mixture, served on pretzel bread. Jeff had hot roast beef, mashed potatoes and corn. We left happy and full.

We "are" happy fools.
Jeff, Gail and Robin

I had a great day. Isn't life wonderful? 

I had a lot of requests for the "stuffed pepper" soup recipe. Usually when I cook, I look at several recipes on the Internet and pick out a few of them and put some of the ingredients together and add some of mine and make it my own. I thought about this recipe because I heard some of my friends talking about  stuffed pepper soup that they had at in a restaurant. I threw all of these ingredients in the crock pot and cooked on low for about 5 hours. I hope I remembered everything that I used. When I cook, I never measure anything, but I think these measurements are close:    

2 lbs of cooked ground beef
2 green peppers (chopped)
1 cup of chopped spring onion
2 large containers of beef broth
2 packs of Uncle Bens brown and wild rice (ready packs)
2 cans of chili ready tomatoes
1 small can of tomato paste
Italian seasoning and some garlic

Tonight we are having a chicken cordon bleu casserole (another new recipe), a tossed salad with bleu cheese dressing and of course some red wine.

Tomorrow is a gift, enjoy!
Thanks for reading, life is good...............


Donna K said...

I usually consider recipes a "suggestion" and go from there! This is defintely one I will try...I love cooking things in the crock pot. Thanks for sharing.

Merikay said...

I'm learning to cook more things in a crock pot. I'm also learning to try to simplify my cooking in preparation for the RV kitchen!

Tonight I am making doubles of rice and will put half in a bag and freeze. I want to see how it comes out. I am so used to making fresh rice every time, but if it OK I will start doing it this way to save cooking time and space in the RV.

B.W. and Carol said...

Now this sounds really good. We like soup and goulash recipes. Can't wait to try it.
B.W.and Carol
Creators of FREE RV Tracker Program

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

After reading your post I am hungry and it's only 08:00AM, but the Grandboy is coming over today for the weekend so we will make a homemade pizza, it's Friday, Pizza Night at the Weeb Ranch. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

Anonymous said...

we should have moved the trays. it looks like I ate the most,we both no robin had two or three crab pretzels!!Bro..