Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Only Veg I Don't Like {What's for Dinner? 3/29/2010}

I have never been a picky eater. Let's just say my nickname growing up was "The Garbage Disposal" because I'd eat anything and everything put in front of me. My brother, on the other hand, was the antithesis of me when it came to eating. He would have to sit at the table for hours trying to "just eat 5 bites" of his veggies. Meanwhile, I had succeeded in cleaning my plate long ago and since then trotted off to watch TV or play a game. I remember never understanding why he had so much trouble choking down a few bites of vegetables.

Well, last night I was reminded of one vegetable that I just don't love. COOKED BELL PEPPERS. It's not that I can't eat them, I just don't enjoy eating them. I actually like them raw okay...they're not my favorite but they are crispy and sweet and palatable.

When Hubs said he wanted to make stuffed bell peppers this week I was less than thrilled, but I knew that this was something he'd been wanting to make for a while so I conceded. Sure enough, I didn't really enjoy them at all. The filling was good but the soft, slimy cooked bell pepper was just....not my cup of tea. But I give Hubs lots of props for coming up with a great meal mostly all on his own {without a recipe}!

If you're interested in a very rough description of how he made these:

Hubs made these Stuffed Bell Peppers by steaming the bell peppers for 10 minutes first. Then he mixed cooked ground turkey, cooked brown rice, diced tomatoes, and a mix of spices {chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, etc.} together for the filling, which he stuffed inside of the peppers. Finally he baked them for about 25 minutes in the oven on 375 degrees and then topped with shredded cheddar.

We served a cherry tomato and cucumber salad on the side.


  1. Awwww this makes me sad, since I love cooked bell peppers. :( Totally impressed with your husband's cooking skills!

  2. I don't like stuffed peppers either. But, I do LOVE chopped bell peppers in just about anything. What about you, if they are chopped and put in say, spaghetti sauce/taco meat/casseroles do they bother you? I do agree that for some reason a whole cooked bell pepper does get slimy.

  3. I don't like stuffed peppers either. I agree about the weird texture and I think they just taste sort of funny like that. But I like bell peppers and onions mixed together with seasoning, and grilled. Mmmm.


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