August 19, 2011

Stuffed Peppers and a Tiny Apron

Posted by Laura
Prep time: 20 minutes (includes time for rice to cook)
Bake time: 20 minutes

Stuffed Peppers...

Working away on my limited counter space

Ingredients:
4 large bell peppers
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups cooked rice
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs




1. Cook rice and set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice peppers in half lengthwise, rib and de-seed - set aside. Brown turkey in a large skillet - set aside.

2. In the same skillet, sauté onions and garlic in a dollop of olive oil on medium heat until onions are slightly transparent. Combine onions, garlic, turkey, rice, Parmesan cheese, chili powder, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine ingredients.

3. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs and 1 dollop of olive oil. Mix well (tip: use the back of a spoon to smoosh oil into breadcrumbs).

4. Stuff the peppers with rice mixture, top with breadcrumbs and bake on a greased baking sheet for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Aaaaaand one more picture of the finished product. This blog post would
be oh so complete if you could smell my kitchen right now.

...and a tiny apron

Cooking is always better with an extra pair of little hands to help. My brother and his family were visiting for the day, and my nephew's kitchen expertise is always greatly appreciated (he's very good at mixing, measuring and counting). Naturally, I wrapped him up in one of my waist aprons, which looked like a full body suit of protection for him, and started cooking. Overkill? Yes. Totally cute and worth it? Yes!



Right after the above picture was taken, Sawyer pulled that gigantic apron off, walked over to the oven and tugged on one of the hand towels, pulling it down. He wrapped it around his waist and looked at me, like "this makes more sense".  I grabbed a clothes pin and secured it. Brilliant!

Showing off his invention. We were so obsessed
with the back of it that we forgot to snap a picture of the front.

Next time you're in a pinch, look at the world through the eyes of a three year old and you'll be sure to find a solution. I love you little bug.

A personalized clothes pin with his name, Sawyer

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