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Monday, June 6, 2011

Easy Stuffed Green Peppers and Writing for Joplin:

"Easy Stuffed Green Peppers"

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
This is a super easy dinner to make.  You can use any kind of pepper that you like, I suppose, but the green ones are mild.  Just cook up a box of Rice-A-Roni (I used the beef flavor).  In another pan, cook up a pound of hamburger, some diced onions and some fresh mushrooms.  Drain off the grease and add the hamburger mixture to the rice.

Cut the stem off of the pepper, scoop out the seeds and inside remnants with a spoon.  Fill the pepper with your hamburger/rice mixture and place them in a deep dish with a cover.  Instead of water, place some apple juice in the bottom of your dish if you have any.  This will help steam the peppers and add a bit of flavor. 

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

You can add a slice of cheese on top if you want to, but I didn't this time.  Cook at 350* for around 45 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the filling is hot.  In this case, I made the filling ahead of time and put it in the fridge.  Doing that made it easier to work with, but that isn't necessary.


My friend Lynn, over at Present Letters, has been volunteering her computer time lately to help the Joplin Tornado victims.  A couple of days ago, Lynn announced on her blog about a current project for Midwestern writers and poets to submit their work that will go into a book to benefit storm victims.  The book is scheduled to come out in August, so you'll need to act fast!  Read more about this by clicking here  "Storm Country Anthology"Thanks, Lynn, for all that you are doing to help others! 

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Lynn said...

Kathy, for the record - I have asked to volunteer, but I haven't been contacted yet. I meant to tell you that on the last blog you posted where you mentioned that. In my own little way I'm doing what I can to spread the word about various things that are going on, like the Storm Country Anthology. There's also a book collection that I'll be posting about soon too. Thanks Kathy, you're sweet for spreading the word too! xxo

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Well, they are missing out ... I see though, how you are spreading the word on the FB sites; and even if you aren't an official volunteer you are still doing a great job. I think that every city and state needs to go through their disaster plans. Some seem to be more organized than others, it seems.

Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for the link. I do hope someday soon this will all be straightened out. I sometimes think Blogger is like a swollen tick that can't take one more byte of information.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I didn't sign up to volunteer, but during a baseball game, I got the website that they had, and sent money.

Oh, and the stuffed peppers? You bet your sweet patootie I'll add cheese on top!!! one downfall is cheese. Love cheese.

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Leovi said...

That view is good. That is very appetizing.

Retired English Teacher said...

I am making stuffed peppers tonight. I will try the apple juice. That sounds good.

Melissa Bradley said...

These peppers sound and look delicious. I will have to try them for sure. And thanks for the info on the anthology.

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