Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What's Cookin' and Monday Night Desserts

Last night, much to the dismay of my picky children, I made stuffed peppers for dinner. YUM!

They were pretty tasty and very filling.  Here is the recipe for any that would like to give it a whirl.

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

4 large bell peppers, halved
1 lb ground turkey
2 cups cooked rice
10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
8 oz pepper jack cheese, finely shredded
1/2 cup finely diced zucchini
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped green onion
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp seasoned salt
salt & pepper

Brown ground turkey with salt & pepper to taste.  Cook rice.  Set oven to 350°.

Saute zucchini, onions, and garlic in olive oil.  Add can of diced tomatoes and let cook for 2 minutes.  Add ground turkey, chili powder and seasoned salt.  Add mixture to a large bowl and add the rice and half the cheese and mix well.

Cut each bell pepper in half, I cut mine vertically but you can cut yours however you choose.  Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray.  Place each half on the cookie sheet with the skin side down.  Place in heated oven for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and fill each half with 1/2 cup of turkey mixture.  Return to oven and cook for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and set oven to med-low broil.  Place 1/2 oz of shredded cheese on each half and return to oven until cheese is bubbly and golden.

So yum, I may ramp up the heat level next time, but this was pretty delish as is.  For those of you who want to know, these stuffed peppers were 7 PointsPlus.  Very filling, especially when you add a tossed salad or some fruit.

So now that dinner is out of the way, what's for dessert?  It is Monday night after all.  This week was at our place, so Rachel and I brainstormed in the middle of the grocery store since we forgot to figure it out before we headed to the big city for our weekly grocery trip.  Here is what we came up with:

Mini graham cracker pie shells, sliced strawberries, white chocolate pudding, and semi-sweet chocolate melted and shaped for topping.  Yum! And only 5 PointsPlus. 

Last week was at Tamara's.  She made this bowl of deliciousness for us:

One banana, frozen yogurt, caramel sauce and chopped pecans.  So yummy.  6 PointsPlus unless you opted for a whole cup of frozen yogurt and then it is bumped by only 2 points to 8 PointsPlus.

So much yumminess, so little time to eat it all. :)  Smooches and squishes to you all.

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