I mean LOOK at all these ingredients!!
For Pete's sake, I almost had to take out a loan to make Guy Fieri's Turkey Stuffed Pepper recipe!
$3.00 2 green peppers (depending on the time of year, this was March)
$4.00 2 red peppers depending on time of year
$2.00 Quinoa - 1 cup
$5 million dollars Pine nuts - have you priced pine nuts????? Ca-Raaaaazzzyyyy!!
$2.00 Whole wheat panko crumbs - 1 cup - whole wheat panko is EXPENSIVE in the organic dept
$$$FIVE MILLION TWENTY DOLLARS$$$
to make these stuffed peppers!!
I had made EIGHT stuffed peppers,
not FOUR like the recipe called for..
Tim and I ate barely 1/2 of one.
I was unhappy to have spent that much money on a meal that was not tasty and cost a ton of prep time in the kitchen.
I went to bed a little hangry (hungry plus angry:). I was not happy I had spent that money on a boring, dry dish. Tim said he would put away the leftover peppers. Okay, fine.
I woke up in the middle of the night though, and decided I would remedy the dryness of the peppers in the morning, so that they wouldn't go to waste.
I would scoop out all the stuffing and pour chicken broth over it and add salt and pepper.
I figured I would then restuff the peppers with the more moist, doctored-up quinoa and turkey filling and it would all be tasty for lunch for the next few days and my time and money wouldn't have been wasted.
So with a renewed culinary spirit,
I bounded to the fridge that morning to pull out the tray of remaining seven stuffed peppers that Tim had put away the night before.....
This is what I found instead.
I don't get it.
There were SEVEN peppers
on this tray.
Seven.. Coun Count them Count them. And they were all filled.
And THIS is what was left??
It looked like a family of racoons had opened my fridge and had a
late night snack.
so I scoured the kitchen floor by the fridge...
searching for a clue........
of where my missing peppers would be....
Nah...nuttin' by the fridge....the obvious place to look...
So I looked by the counters and stove, on the floor...
surely the floor over there would provide some clues....
Wait. Now where could the rest of the peppers have gone? My counters were all clean.
I don't get it.
I was clueless. I knew something had happened to those peppers but usually I can piece together a story by using kitchen clues....you know what I mean, right?
As women, we can spot the most subtle of clues when we need to, right?
Well, then it dawned on me.....
Hmmmm...Let me try one other place.
I opened up the trash can.
Yeah, so Tim told me he dropped the tray of $5,000,020 stuffed peppers on the floor while trying to fit the tray in the fridge
the night before.
Later, I introduced him to my helpful friend Saran Wrap and
Saran's buddy, Aluminum Foil.
I asked Tim about that,
why were there no crumbs at all on the floor
from the mishap?
and his exact words were......
"I tried to clean it up real good so you wouldn't notice."
I said, "Well, didn't you think I would notice there were missing peppers, once I opened the fridge?"
He said he didn't think that far ahead, it was late.
I laughed and told him it had to have been a huge mess all over the floor, all those tiny quinoa grain pieces and everything. He said it was awful and the cats kept tracking all over it and wanting to play with the broom while he was trying to clean it up.
So anyway, that's my $5 million dollar
Pepper Mystery Story.
We all have a story like that though, don't we?
Frustration on spending too much money on ingredients for a sub par meal.
Spending way too much time cooking something that in the end is dry and boring.
Needing therapy and such.
Okay kids, that's all I got for today.
Naughty Kitty Picture Alert....
on the microwave.
Makes ya wanna eat at my house, doesn't it?
Stuffed peppers, anyone?