Stuffed Peppers – From Garden To Table
I planted my small raised bed vegetable garden on April 13, 2017 and it is so much fun to watch the plants grow, the blossoms appear and turn into vegetables. This is my time line of my Stuffed Peppers – From Garden To Table. My hubby loves stuffed peppers and I asked some of my friends for help with a recipe since I never made one! I took bits and pieces from those that gave me recipe ideas and it was so easy! First let me show you how my peppers began.
It started on April 13th when I planted peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash and beans, the plants were so tiny and I was like a little kid waiting for Santa, every morning I went out to the garden to see what new growth was there.
As soon as I saw blossoms on my peppers, my excitement grew! It only took a few weeks for them to blossom and the little peppers started at about three weeks. I watched one pepper grow from a tiny one about the size of my finger tip until it was about 5″ long and ready to pick today. We don’t use pesticides in the garden so I have to keep my fingers crossed that the little buggers stay away.
This is the pepper just before I picked it this afternoon. You can see little brother growing great for another meal.
I was ready to try my hand on making stuffed peppers for the first time! I had a dish of ground beef mixed with spaghetti sauce in the freezer, left over from dinner awhile ago. I cooked up 1/3 cup of rice and added that to the beef and sauce.
I washed the pepper, cut the top off and scooped out the seeds. After rinsing the center out, I added my stuffing, put in a glass dish, covered with aluminum foil and baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. I knew it wouldn’t be finished baking in 30 minutes so I then put in the microwave for 7 minutes and it was perfect.
I made cube steaks with onions and baked potatoes but didn’t bring the stuffed pepper out right away. Hubby was so surprised when he saw it and he loved it and there were no left overs!
Our garden is growing leaps and bounds and I’m looking forward to picking more peppers to surprise hubby with one of his favorite vegetables! The plants are loaded with little squash, baby cucumbers and tiny string beans, can’t wait for all those to grow a bit more!
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