Happy Friday! Weee!! Usually the weeks pass by at the speed of light for me, but for some reason this one seemed to take its time. That’s really OK by me though. It’s passing by too fast!
Yesterday when I got home for the day, I was reminded that there are more things that are guaranteed in life besides death and taxes.
For example, Illinoisans are guaranteed construction, corn…and giant breaded tenderloin…
And then they’re also guaranteed the day the thermostat switches from “off” to “heat.”
Yesterday was that day, my friends. Twas a sad day.
Have you had to turn on your heat yet? Or have you already had it turned on for a while now?
After shaking my fist in defiance, I retreated to the kitchen, stewing about what would make the-day-we-turned-on-the-heat a little better…
And by stewing, I mean I opened a pumpkin beer for Shane and I to try.
Favorite pumpkin beer alert!!! This one is from Trader Joe’s, and sadly, I only had this one in my fridge. My friend Destiny sent it home with me to try out. Winner winner! Although the husband said it was too pumpkiny and spicey. I say BLASPHEMY!
Thankfully, a coworker saved the day by bringing in the most delicious smelling organic green peppers into the office.
These pepper taunted me the whole day. Each time I’d turn around, I smell the fresh, spicy green pepper smell I simply had to put these to use in the kitchen last night.
The Last Summer Supper
Stuffed peppers, no matter what’s in them, turn out great, don’t you think?! They’re pretty much the easiest recipe or un recipe ever! For these, I just cooked some brown rice, and then added in taco seasoning to the rice during the last 5 minutes. After hollowing and boiling the pepper, I stuffed it with the seasoned rice, some black beans, a chopped tomato, and salsa and popped ‘em in the oven! During the last 5 minutes of baking, I topped the peppers off with the spiciest cheese ever and called it good.
But it was more than good!
Stuffed peppers must be eaten in a bowl, too. Because once you cut open the first little pepper door, there’s no stopping the delicious mess that’s going to spill out.
And with that, summer, I bid you farewell.
Bring on the pumpkin scented candles, scarves, boots and hoodies!
Today’s mission: find a Halloween costume! We are so behind!! What are you all being for Halloween??
Have a great Friday, guys!!