Okay, I am not a cook and this is not really a recipe, it’s an idea. It loosely resembles a method.
I started out by cooking some small yellow and orange peppers with onions in a pan and added the ground turkey, to that, I added dried basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Then to that I added some rice I cooked up with beef broth. (Don’t ask me why I used beef broth, I had it, so I used it.)
The ground turkey was on sale for $2.50 each. I think I need to see if it is still on sale, that’s like half off!!!!
I got that all cooking and in the meantime, preheated my oven to whatever it decides to heat to, but roughly 350. I poured some canned spaghetti sauce to the bottom of a baking dish.
I cut some large red and yellow peppers in half and cleaned them out. Now, what I didn’t do was precook them. I will zap them next time, even though they were cooked enough. It will be easier for me to handle/digest if I do.
Then I added just a bit of the sauce to the mixture, enough to make it bind better and scooped it in the peppers. I topped some of them with cheese, I didn’t have enough for all of them. Then I topped that with the remaining sauce.
I covered and baked for 30 minutes then removed the foil and cooked a few minutes more until bubbly.
My kid went crazy! She loved these. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me when she likes what I cook.
I added some Texas toast from the freezer and there you have it. (99 cent store purchase).
A nice quick lunch. (I topped with fresh cilantro!)
My kid eats out with her dad and at home with me, today she said she loves it when I cook like this! She also loves tacos and burritos. So she is easy.
Oh.. I used up the little peppers in the mix and then I chopped and put the rest in the freezer for another time.
Nothing gets wasted here if I can help it.
While I was cooking, my kid was working on a project. She had to create a war diary from a fictitious soldier.
I have to share it with you.
I turned out so cute.
She made this up and she used things from what we have on hand in our very messy craft shelf.
I hope it gets her the extra credit she needs.
So there you go, a really easy and satisfying lunch or dinner.
Taste just like my moms, who I miss more with each passing month. But things like this help.
Hope you are enjoying Martin Luther King day!