A Peck Of Peppers

August 12, 2012

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We’ve had a wonderful day from lunch through dinner! Today’s weather here was just PERFECT! Still balmy with cicadas, but cool enough that there’s just a touch of autumn in the air and it’s totally comfortable outside.

Mid-morning Matt and I went hiking on the Monticello Trail. 4 miles up and down – cool and fun!

AC is off! [For the night, at least. I know it’s not good to turn it on and off, but the low is in the 60s and we love the windows open!]

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For lunch I ate two slices of our leftover pizza from last night. MY GOSH it was so good!

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Plus hummus and veg on the side.

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My body must really be preparing for not being pregnant to crave those : )

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This afternoon I watched a Newborn Care DVD that we got during our childbirth class. And about halfway through I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN! It wasn’t like an “oh a nap would be nice” situation but more of a “nap is absolutely necessary” kind of thing. I’ve heard the last few weeks fatigue really sets in, so this doesn’t surprise me. After 30 minutes of snoozing, I felt much better!

Matt and I went out and ran some errands together.
And he put a new canvas to use when we returned home – he’s making the baby a present!

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I put some nesting to use by washing and sun-drying our pillows : )

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Dinner was great – Chorizo + Millet Stuffed Peppers!

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We had a bunch of little gypsy peppers from the garden and half a pack of Rock Barn chorizo that I had thawed out for dinner.

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We combined a mixture of the following in a big mixing bowl and stuffed it into the peppers:

  • 1/2 lb chorizo sausage, browned in skillet
  • 1.5 cups cooked millet (yay rice cooker!)
  • 1 small poblano pepper, sautéed
  • ~10 cherry tomatoes, sautéed
  • ~1tsp chili powder (the chorizo was pretty flavorful already, so if you used something plain like ground beef, you might want to add a bit more spice)
  • Salt + pepper
  • 1.5 cup cheddar cheese mixed in and another half cup for the topping

Baked for 15 minutes at 400*.

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After thought: this dish needs greek yogurt!

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We’re in the middle of the movie Knocked Up. So far, it’s cute. Not very realistic at times, but cute : )

Hope you guys had a great Sunday and are rested and recharged for the week ahead!

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1 Sana August 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I hope the cool weather means that Fall is coming soon!

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2 Kaila August 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Aww can’t wait to see what matt makes for the baby! I always love all his little drawings that you showcase! Creative man for sure!

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3 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama August 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Knocked Up is definitely not realistic but a very cute movie! Enjoy your A/C free night!

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4 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs August 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Mmmm, those stuffed peppers look delicious!
Can’t wait to see what Matt makes for wee BERF :)

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5 Jennifer August 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I love that movie! Is this the first time you’re seeing it? I saw it in the theater and I was definitely not prepared for the crowning scene!

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6 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Kath those Stuffed Peppers look delish! Wow – I want!! I love peppers!

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7 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I’m jealous of your weather! We’re dealing with triple digits here in Cali! Those stuffed peppers look fantastic! And I’ve never seen peppers that color before… Almost like a sea foam green? Gorgeous :).

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8 Elisabeth August 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Knocked Up is an adorable movie :)

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9 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Ha – Knocked Up. Great, great movie – I love anything that Seth Rogen does.

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10 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

What kind of cheese do you buy?! It always looks so delicious :)

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11 KathEats August 13, 2012 at 6:38 am

whole foods bulk sharp cheddar… always in the block and we grate by hands. never bagged!

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12 j3nn August 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Good call on the addition of the Greek yogurt! They look so delish.

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13 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Haha I love Knocked Up!! And your dinner looks delicious, I really need to try stuffed peppers!

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14 Tiffany August 13, 2012 at 12:16 am

I’m happy you had such a nice day :)

I made brown rice in the rice cooker for the first time today and it was absolutely perfect and delicious! The grains were fluffy and separate and not mushy at all!

Can you share how you made the millet in the rice cooker? (How much water and millet? Also, which setting did you use?)

Thank you!

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15 KathEats August 13, 2012 at 6:37 am

I did 2 parts water, 1 part millet and used quick cook

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16 Alexia August 13, 2012 at 4:08 am

I am in love with stuffed peppers- all kinds of flavours and variations!! these look amazing and although i dont eat meat I am sure a spiced soya mince + chipotle chili filling would taste just as amazing as these look!
thanks for sharing :)

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17 Lane @grocerylane August 13, 2012 at 4:49 am

Hummus and peppers are my hubby’s favorite right now – they are especially good while sitting in the shade at the beach!

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18 Emily @ Life on Food August 13, 2012 at 5:04 am

I have never been pregnant but I am amazed you walked 4 miles this far along. No wonder your body said nap time later. Glad you are still up and about.

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19 mary @ minutespermile August 13, 2012 at 5:10 am

really cute idea with the peppers! you guys are so creative in the kitchen!

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20 Lisa @bitesforbabies August 13, 2012 at 5:24 am

I loooove chorizo!! I make stuffed peppers often (with rice and ground beef) but never would have thought to use chorizo instead…can’t wait to spice up my stuffed peppers!!

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21 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope August 13, 2012 at 6:14 am

Those stuffed peppers look great! :) I love Knocked Up! Such a good movie.

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22 Gretchen August 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

Those peppers look delish!!

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23 Molly @ RDexposed August 13, 2012 at 7:15 am

I just felt so bad for Katherine Heigels character during that entire movie!

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24 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 13, 2012 at 7:26 am

I’ve got some peppers from my garden that I need to use up too – I love this idea!

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25 Jenica August 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

Mmm, as far as I’m concerned, EVERY dish needs greek yogurt! Looks divine!

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26 julia August 13, 2012 at 8:28 am

do you put your pillows in the washing machine when washing them? thanks!

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27 KathEats August 13, 2012 at 8:43 am

Yup, per the tags. Makes me nervous but it worked well

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28 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

What a cute (and tasty) idea! They look like “healthy” potato skins. :)

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29 MommyPage August 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Your meal looks so colorful. I love hummus and it is so healthy. Also, those peppers looked amazing! Great ideas!

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30 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 14, 2012 at 1:47 am

One of my biggest fears for the future of me being pregnant is that I will not be able to stomach hummus. I literally eat hummus every single day, usually multiple times a day. Happy to see hummus is making its way back into your world :)

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31 Angel7 August 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm

That is so sweet of Matt to make the baby a present!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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32 Amanda August 16, 2012 at 7:19 am

Did you par-boil the peppers (or cook them at all) prior to stuffing and putting in the oven?

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33 KathEats August 16, 2012 at 7:31 am

No, we just let them cook in the oven

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