Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cooking Experiments

One of my 2013 resolutions is to try three new recipes.  So often I'm drawn to the same kinds of recipes so I wanted to make an effort to try some different kinds of meals that were hopefully on the healthier side!  I'm not sure if I can count some of my new dishes because although I started following a recipe, I changed them around to fit either what I had or to fit my personal preferences.  

The other night I made stuffed peppers and they were awesome.  I
adapted Julie's recipe from Peanut Butter Fingers and it made for an easy to assemble, delicious meal.  I think this recipe would be great for a midweek meal when you don't want to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen.

To make them I mixed together shredded cooked chicken, 1/2 a cup of marinara sauce, 3/4 cup fresh salsa, and a packet of Knorr's soup mix.  I then cut off the tops of 4 green bell peppers, removed the seeds, and put the chicken mixture inside.  I baked them in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.  At first I thought I was going to be sad that didn't have cheese (pretty much everything I make has a substantial amount) but it ended up being really flavorful and I didn't miss it at all.

Yes, that is Ariel on my plate.  Yes, I'm a grown up.  Kind of.

Happy cooking! 


  1. Those peppers look good! I think I'd add the cheese, though--you know I can't live without it! And there's no need to defend your Ariel plates!

    1. They were really good! I had cheese on standby just in case, but none needed :) Thanks for supporting my love of Disney!