Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Headache, 30 Giving Challenge, and a Recipe

I have had a terrible headache all day, then had to deal with the government (Social Security and the IRS)....UGH!!! Just getting a simple question answered takes forever and then they are rude! Bad day in general.

Since I have had a bad day, my gifts was to both of my grown sons in the form of a phone call to give them some encouragement. One has job problems and the other has the flu.Tomorrow will be a better day for all of us.

My family loves this recipe. I found it on Kates blog several months ago and we Love it! I personally leave out the carrots but that is up to you.

Unstuffed Pepper Skillet Dinner

1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2-3 large green peppers, cut into chunks
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/3 c. water
1 t. Italian seasoning
1/2 t. cumin
2 1/2 c. fully cooked rice

1. Brown ground beef and onions n a large skillet. Drain. Add carrots and green peppers. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 2-3 minutes. You want the peppers to stay somewhat crunchy.
2. Stir in tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning and cumin. Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
3. Stir in cooked rice until heated through. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Serve and enjoy. (Or refrigerate and reheat in oven or microwave just before serving.)
Leftovers of this work great as a burrito filling. Add some chili powder, more cumin and cayenne pepper, roll up in a tortilla and you’re all set.