Stuffed Peppers for Dinner
Once upon a time my children were young. Once upon a time I cooked dinner
EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT.
These days that's hard to believe.
As the kids got older/needed me less/had their own schedules/weren't home at mealtime very often, I cooked dinner less and less. It got so bad that the question of the day was, "are you making dinner tonight mom?"
More often than not the answer was "no".
They practically cheered when I did make dinner.
Now that the kiddos are completely grown and gone and it's just me and my husband, I really have to force myself to get into the kitchen and use the culinary skills I once had. If it were up to me, I'd eat salad and cheese & crackers every night. But once in a while I take pity on my hubby and force myself to make an actual meal.
Today was one of those days when I kind of enjoyed making dinner. I'm a morning person and I prefer doing all this prep early in the day. (once noon has come and gone I consider the day to be a wash and nothing much constructive gets done).
So...not only was I able to get these great stuffed peppers put together while my enthusiasm was way up there on the motivational scale, but I was able to photograph my creations while my tummy was still content from breakfast. Score!! All I had to do at dinner time was throw some grated cheese on top, stick them in the oven to heat them through and put a salad together. Score again!!!