All is quiet on the moving front. The trucks have been unloaded, furniture placed in the appropriate rooms, and I can’t find a SINGLE thing I need WHEN I need it.
Except for little toys. My feet have found every pointy, sharp, tear-inducing little toy and every loud, obnoxious, motion sensitive toy — thanks, of course, to Kidlets who have helped us unpack by emptying every. single. toy. bin. and. box.
I love my children.
Two days in and I am STILL trying to organize my kitchen. I have gone from a 9 foot galley kitchen with 8 cabinets to a much larger one with forty-billion cabinets and drawers. And yards and yards and yards of counter space. It’s awesome — except for when you need to unpack and set everything up. Then, the number of cabinets is more than slightly overwhelming and has caused me to completely rearrange cabinets more than
once twice three times.
But, at some point, life will settle, I’ll have the dilemma of where to put my coffee cups and measuring spoons settled, and I’ll be back in the kitchen, enjoying the task of cooking for my family and trying to choose our “first home-cooked meal” in the new house.
These 30-Minute Stuffed Bell Peppers are a contender for sure. When I made these last month, trying to develop a recipe around the final featured ingredient for the Meal Maker Challenge, I was shocked to see how quickly the Kidlets tore into the final product, slurping and chewing with gusto.
Bell Peppers! Heavenly days, THEY BOTH ATE BELL PEPPERS! Yeah, this recipe — which pairs fresh and colorful bell peppers with lean ground meat, tomatoes and whole-grain Beefaroni — is a definite winner.
Quick. Simple. Kidlet-pleasing.
Like this recipe idea? it’s time to VOTE for your FAVORITE (ahem … we all know which one, right?) Meal Maker Challenge recipe!!!
At the end of this month long challenge, the two bloggers with the most votes will face each other in a live cook-off.
As you can see, this week’s featured ingredient is Chef Boyardee, so all ten of the bloggers participating have created recipes around this item. For even more recipes and meal ideas, you can follow H-E-B on Facebook or check out Ready, Set, Eat! on Facebook, a site dedicated to family-friendly recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less.
After you pick some recipes to add to your Back to School menu rotation, head over to H-E-B and grab their latest in-store coupon:
Buy Chef Boyardee (40 oz) get Snack Pack free with in-store coupon (now through September 4th, 2012)
But … first… GO VOTE (once a day … for me)! Anyone can vote … but if you’re from Texas, your votes earn you daily entries into a $1000 gift-card giveaway!
disclosure: I have received promotional items and compensation for my participation in the challenge and to assist in the creation of my recipes. Any opinions expressed are my own.