Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow, Snow and More Snow...

It's been awhile since I've posted and I've really fallen behind in my cooking and blogging about it these days. We have a lot of snow at home and this picture cracks me up so I thought I'd share. This is my 2 year old's (his birthday is tomorrow) first attempt at helping Daddy shovel. As you can see he got a face full of snow. That pretty much ended his outdoor play for the day!

After we finished the left overs last night I realized I completely forgot to take pictures. So, this recipe is without pictures but is definitely worth making. For Christmas we gave my sister a slow cooker and this recipe is adapted from one she recently tried:

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers:

1lb lean ground beef
4 peppers--tops cut off and seeds removed
Large can of crushed tomatoes in puree
1 can tomato soup
1 cup water
1 package Spanish rice mix (I used Near East)
2 celery stalks chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1 egg

Mix beef with rice (excluding the seasoning packet), celery, onion and egg. Fill peppers with this mixture. I find cutting the bottom of the peppers flat helps them stand up easier after being filled. Empty can of crushed tomatoes into crock pot. Arrange stuffed peppers on top. Mix soup with water and rice seasoning packet. Pour this over peppers. Cook in the slow cooker for 8-10 hours on low.

Sorry for lack of pictures but these were really good and made the house smell great!


Natashya said...

Ooh, poor little guy!
It is pretty frigid here right now, and will probably snow more when it warms up a bit.
Slow cooker stuffed peppers sound like a great idea, I am trying to use the slow cooker more this year.

Anonymous said...

Cute picture! Congrats on your upcoming arrival.. I had no idea! Look forward to what's coming up.


Cynthia's Blog said...

It looks like your life is great! Good job capturing the Pictures that REALLY count. I like this pepper recipe. Found you through the Barefoot Bloggers.

Maria said...

Love the snow photo!! It looks cold! Glad you are back with a great post! said...

Thanks a bunch for the stuffed pepper recipe! I plan to make them for tomorrow's dinner. I have a black Lab, who is my constant companion, also. Have you ever seen dogs with sweeter dispositions?! I enjoyed your blog.

Anonymous said...

Just checkin on ya. Have you had the beautiful baby yet?

~Delta Whiskey (Cat)