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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SUMMERTIME...and the livin' is ezzzzzzz.....

I've had several inquiries about doing stuffed peppers so I thought I would just run this post from LAST summer again..I hope it answers the questions you have asked...:O)
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Many thanks for coming by to see me today....
My day started out on the INSIDE...
INSIDE, in my RED kitchen...
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We have always loved stuffed JALAPENO peppers....
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BUT...I have been wanting to try stuffing the beautiful, green, crisp ANAHEIM peppers
for a long time now...
so I fried hamburger meat, onions, lots of spices (enough to make the meat have a little "bite" to it)..... and stuffed them with the meat mixture, tamping with the end of a wooden spoon into the pepper, then a layer of cheese, another little layer of meat, then cheese again..
the peppers are small so they don't hold as much as a bell pepper...
I just like the taste of the anaheim better than a bell....
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Once stuffed, I wrapped the tops with bacon and secured with toothpicks... and I baked them in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes and......it was just right !
SOME of you may have done this before but we just discovered it and may I just say....

O HONEY....!!
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We wanted to eat on the patio...no bugs around...a lot cooler today....seemed like the perfect time...just as I got our patio table set...look what was right above my cottage...Gotta hurry hurry hurry.....






Salad served on the cutest little red and white heart plates that I bought at Hobby Lobby, 50 percent off around Valentines Day....I have used these little jewels so SO many times..
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The cute red and white tablecloth with hearts...TJMAXX..on clearance...napkins to match...love em all ..

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The red and white cute as anything bowls are from TARGET....
they have some cute stuff at Target...

Out here in West Texas, we call these RED BEANS...
I know they are called other things in other parts of the world...
They sure were good, sharp cheddar cheese sprinkled on top and they were the perfect side for our stuffed peppers and salad.
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Burning a citrus candle just in case the mosquitoes decided to join us....
the wind is barely blowing...the clouds are still hanging low....but no rain...just a wonderful scent in the air..
* note...it DID rain early the next morning...so sweet....
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These are little tiny miniature SNOW BALLS and they are just about the best tasting
little treats around....100 calories per little snowball....
especially if you like coconut.....and, we do!!
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.....and, they are ESPECIALLY good with a little fruit AMBROSIA...
this one is made with the sweetest and juicy cantaloupe...
sprinkled with coconut and, yep.....PECANS...
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I think ANYTHING...ANY KIND of fruit or anything else, is delicious with coconut and pecans....:)
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I am linking with

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY.....AND FOODIE FRIDAY

LOVE, bj

34 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

these look wonderful! Never thought of an Anaheim pepper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your stuffed peppers look great, gotta love the bacon topper! I planted pablanos this year, they are the only pepper that did not set fruit (so far... I'm keeping the faith!).

Jeanette said...

The peppers look so good. Can't wait till ours start coming in.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They look and sound wonderful! What spices did you use?
Hugs,
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

oops! never mind about the spices...I saw the jar in the picture....yummy!

Julie Harward said...

What a yummy post bj! I want to try those peppers, sounds so good. I so love your table setting and I love coconut too...and the cookies...ahhh, it all looks so lovely!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Your table is so sweet! And I want to eat at your house!!!

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

You're making me HUNGRY!

Blondie's Journal said...

These stuffed peppers look delicious. I am going to have to try using Annaheim peppers next time and I like the idea of covering the tops with bacon. Yum!

xoxo
Jane

Kathleen said...

It looks great! I almost did polka dots tonight! Your table is just so cheerful! And yes, I sure do! :)

Shelia said...

HI BJness! Oh, this looks so good! I don't know about Anaheim peppers. Are they hot? I showed your picture of the stuffed peppers and Mr. Precious said - make some of those! So I guess I'll be looking for those Anaheim peppers! :)
Your little outdoor setting is so cute with the red and white!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

clustres said...

Love your tablescape and the food looks delish! From one Texas to another--Yeehaw!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh they look so yummy!! I've never tried them with Anaheim's. Hmmm will have to put that on my list. I just love all your table pictures :) So darn cute!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

yummy well I better give those a shot, you make it look so easy, they look marvelous and you always set a great table and make it so inviting, you just have that way that makes people feel welcome, thanks bj

Nancy said...

Everything looks just wonderful! The setting, the food, and the decor! Nancy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning Girl, now Len would love these...Me not so much...I have tummy problems ha ha!! Everything looks great as always my Dear friend..Hope you have a GREAT day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Entertaining Women said...

Such a great table, and I appreciate the guided tour through the menu. I'm going to try the peppers, and the ambrosia that you created has set my mind spinning...oh the possibilities! Thanks for a neat display of good ideas. Cherry Kay

Julie said...

Wow - those stuffed peppers look beautiful!

Did you hear that a tourist was murdered in St. Thomas just days ago.. a young girl who was caught in the cross fire of a shooting..so sad. I hope Don does not hear about it. He can be a worry wart.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

O honey, indeed! Those stuffed peppers look AMAZING! And I love every bit of your red and white table decor, but especially that great tablecloth and the napkins!

Barbara said...

Your peppers look so good! I really like your red and white tablescape. It is nice to see hearts used all year round, not just at Valentine's Day.

Mimi said...

BJ, I always know where to come to when I need a red fix! What a cute red and white table...those stuffed Anaheims are making me drool...I know the hubby will love them when they are on next week's menu. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Yum, I am one hot Ganky... errr I meant Ganky loves hot peppers:) Everything you fix looks like it tastes as good as it looks! The setting is gorgeous! I know you fixed that for me:)

Have a blessed day and I love canteloupe, coconut and pecans!

HUGS!

Kathleen Grace said...

You have such a flair for a pretty table BJ! Those stuffed peppers look fabulous, anaheims are hot aren't they?

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love stuffed peppers, but I forget to make them. I've never done that bacon thing with them...but, you can bet I will. Everything is better with bacon:)

Love all that red and white...looks like summer!

Pinky said...

I love stuffed SWEET peppers but the HIT ones are a little too much for me:):) YOurs do look very good though! The fruit looks yummy, I LOVE fruit! LOve your red and white table too! Thanks for sharing this, glad the rain held off! XO, Pinky

Cottage Rose said...

OH Wow BJ; What a yummy yummy table scape,,,, love your stuffed peppers,,,every thing looked just so pretty outside,,,, glad it did not rain.... what a lovely way to share a evening meal..... have a great week,

Hugs;
Alaura

Melody said...

YUUUUMMMM, Love all the red and white!

Sarah said...

BJ, this all looks so cheerful and delicious. I'd love to be joining you. LOL ~ Sarah

Annesphamily said...

You are such a great cook! That stuffed chili idea is yummy! I must try it! Your table is set beautifully. Thanks for sharing you sweet lady! Happy weekend! Anne

Mary said...

You did a very good job of putting everything together. I really like your dishes. Have a great weekend! Mary

A Write Life said...

What a great post, but I must admit - something got my attention and all I found myself doing was trying to get another glimpse. Is that a black and white checkered tea kettle? Oh, my. Too cute.

Betty said...

I make stuffed bell peppers but I think I may just have to try these. Have a great weekend BJ!

Deb said...

Hi BJ
This post is scrumptious! Everything looks so tasty. And I have to tell you that I LOVE your new summer header for your blog. Just gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Can I come to your house for dinner? Just looking at your blog makes me happy. You must be ecstatic.