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messy kitchen + stuffed peppers = monday meals #1

it’s 8:32pm, and i’m being hounded by my fans (aka 3 people on facebook), to post how my 1st monday meal went!

well my friends it was a success!  a messy success, but a success none the less!  i thought about it last week, and decided to do stuffed peppers for a couple reasons: 1. i’ve never had them before, and 2. we have a pepper plant outside that has been bursting with green peppers for the last week….as of saturday though, we used them all.  no worries metro is around the corner!  i headed to the grocery store after work , picked up some brown rice, ground chicken, 2 green peppers, onions and tomato sauce (i was loosely told a recipe at work today!).

yes, if you didn’t figure it out already i didn’t look at a recipe before grocery shopping.  silly me, but you know what i actually didn’t really follow one.  i was super worried while cooking, but as it turns out, i didn’t really have anything to worry about.

this recipe was easy peasy, and there’s not really a lot you can mess up.  i fried up the ground chicken, cooked the rice in the microwave (yes it was minute rice!), added some tomato sauce as needed…cut up some onion with the slap chop! (i’m making canada skinny again one slap at a time), and added garlic for taste.  my fingers reeeeeeeeek of garlic right now, but totally worth it.

i did kind of feel queasy while cooking everything: at first i thought it was because honestly, it all looked like puke.  picture it- tomato sauce, ground chicken, brown rice.  seriously puke!  then matt reminded me it was 29 degrees, and i had the oven at 350.  talk about heating up the place.

ok where was i?

sooooooooooo, the chicken was frying/whatever fancy cooking word you would use for that, onions and garlic thrown in to cook with it, tomato sauce simmering with the whole shabang (?spelling?!), i added the rice, and then more tomato sauce.  before i knew it, the stuffing was ready.  wow did i make a mess stuffing those suckers!  the tomato sauce was all over, meat falling out of the pan, on the floor, and onto parker’s head.  perfect.

last touch was the put cheese on top, and bake until they looked done.  for real.

the only complaint i would really have was that the peppers were a little crunchy still, but the cheese was too melted.  does that make sense?  i think next time i would definitely add the cheese when the peppers are close to being done baking.

mission #4:  success! 🙂  (with pictures to prove it!)


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wedding wednesdays take 1

inspiration for the project! 🙂

alright so we all know now that we are going to do our own centrepieces.  that’s one diy project we have on the go… another one i’ve started this week is a banner…not a frilly, girly ugly banner, but a pretty cute one (not that frilly girly banners are ugly…but you get my drift!).  kind of like banners for the 21st century!

i haven’t finished them yet, but let me tell you about my journey thus far.

first- i have to deal with bad animals.  why are my animals interfering with arts and crafts time?  because they interfere with everything.  EVERYTHING!  parker (our cat) has been constantly jumping on the table on top of everything and anything i am working on.  he jumps up, sits on the paper, then looks at me.  cute?  not really.  then there’s foster dog (as eileen likes to call him).  he gets jealous that parker is up on the table so he goes and gets his duck and expects me to sit there and repeatedly throw it for him.  when i didn’t, he decided to lay at my feet and look at me as if he was sighing, and giving up on life.  sad.

second- while working last night (and dealing with the above), every couple minutes i would be expected to look at the awesome play that the jays (or yankees), just made on the big screen.  matt i love you, but not during diy time. 😛

anywho, the banner is coming along quite well.  the letters are just about done, and all i really need now is to hook them all together.  cute!

mission #3: can’t wait to see it all finished!
flattery out.


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wedding wednesdays and monday meals

he's definitely having a great long weekend...

thanks to facebook, the number of people reading my blog has increased substantially….so i guess i better actually start making stuff!

i’ve decided to start blogging at least 2 days a week- the first being mondays, where i will attempt a new recipe kind of like “Julie and Julia”. then on wednesdays i will post about wedding projects on the go….since there are (or will be starting super duper soon) oh so many.

since tomorrow is a holiday monday, monday meals will have to wait a week to begin… 🙂

hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend!

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