It’s been five days since my last post and I’ve missed blogging! I haven’t had a whole lot of food-bloggable happenings lately, which is part of the reason. Here’s what I’ve been up to.
Since the huz was out of town on business for part of this week, I had three evenings of dinners by myself. In an attempt to use up pantry staples and food in my freezer, on one night I made Chickpea Wraps and Couscous. The next night I went for an effortless, not-very-healthy-but-oh-so-delicious (in a guilty pleasure kind of way) dinner of boxed Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Not just any Mac ‘c’ Cheese either – Dino Mac! I won’t lie – it was good too.
Another evening, I redeemed one of my Groupons to get this XLarge-size pizza with five toppings from Marco’s pizza, for which I paid only $9 (that’s over half-off) at the time of the Groupon purchase, so there was no charge when I picked it up. This was my first time trying Marco’s. It was pretty non-remarkable. Definitely not the best, not the worst, just middle of road. I’ve had much better in Ann Arbor, but this was a deal, and I liked all the toppings and free parmesan-garlic flavored crust. They also had it hot and ready for pick up very quickly My toppings were:
- banana peppers
- green olives
Taco-Stuffed Pepper Cups
First I sliced two green peppers in half, removed the seeds and ribs, and dropped them in boiling water. After three minutes I removed the peppers from the pot and rinsed with cold water.
Meanwhile, I prepared the “pepper cup” filling, using:
- lean ground turkey
- canned kidney beans
- tomato sauce
- taco seasoning
Then I simply added spoonfuls of the filling into the halved green peppers, and topped with a small amount of sharp cheddar, light sour cream, diced tomatoes with green chilies, and if you like it hot like me, pickled jalapeno slices. If you use portion-controlled and lighter versions of the sour cream and cheese, each pepper cup is only 260 calories, according to the Taste of Home website/cookbook. I had two with a side of brown rice and quinoa blend. Soooo good! I absolutely loved these peppers and will definitely make them again.
Taco-Stuffed Pepper Cups Rating: 9.5/10.
Get the recipe HERE.
On Friday, the huz and I went to Bdub’s, and started out with a new item on their menu: Fried Pickles. These weren’t bad, but I always prefer spears over chips, and I always prefer homemade over ones that tasted like they came from a freezer and were dumped in hot oil. Regardless, I’m glad I tried these and they were good, not great. I’d say the Fried Pickles I made earlier this week were better.
I ordered twelve boneless wings – 6 Asian Zing and 6 Hot BBQ. These didn’t taste as fresh as usual – they weren’t very hot (temperature-wise; flavor-wise they were quite hot!!!), but they were still good.
I did take two days off “shredding” this week, but today I got back on track. Read the updates by clicking the icon below!:
Currently listening to: If You Seek Amy – Britney Spears.