Happy to say that moving went fairly smoothly this weekend. While we have a lot of unpacking to do still, one thing I’ve been thinking about a lot is some of the traditions I want to start building in our new home together. And one of those is definitely enjoying dinner together every night.
Have you seen the #EatTogether campaign?
It’s a beautiful video that tells the story of all the positive things that come from sharing a meal together to a lovely rendition of What the World Needs Now. It was a great reminder to take time out of your day to share a meal with the ones you love – whether it’s take out, or at a restaurant or from your kitchen.
Life gets so busy, so often we opt for quickly eating while rushing out the door or chowing down dinner while watching Netflix on the couch. But this video was a great reminder for me, to pause from the hustle and bustle of life AND technology and enjoy the company and conversation that comes from a sharing a meal.
So once we get settled in I am going to make a point of sitting down for dinner every night together, or at least as often as we can. And for those looking to do the same – these stuffed peppers are great for sharing a meal with the ones you love.
Ingredients for stuffed peppers
2 green peppers (can serve as 2 whole peppers or split this into 4 half servings)
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 pack ground chicken
1 package of cremini mushrooms
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 red onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
How to make stuffed peppers
Preheat oven to 350F. Wash peppers and cut out the core. Once the oven is heated, cook the peppers for 15 minutes to soften them up.
While the peppers are cooking, dice up the other peppers, red onion and cremini mushrooms. Heat up a frying pan on high, add oil and brown the ground chicken for a few minutes. Lower the heat and continue to cook. Add the garlic and raw veggies to the mix including the spinach. Continue stirring around until the chicken and veggies are fully cooked.
Once the peppers are ready pull them out of be oven and stuff with the ground chicken mixture. If you are looking for a light option then these are ready to serve as is.
If you want something a little more decadent – try this:
tomato sauce – grab my recipe here
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
Follow the same instructions as above up until the point of stuffing the peppers. Instead of putting the mixture in all at once you’ll do it in layers. Start with a spoon of tomato sauce, add a layer of the mixture, top with parmesan and repeat. You should be able to do this twice. Finally top with a mixture of Parmesan and bread crumbs.
Put the peppers back in the oven for 7-8 minutes. You can also broil them for 1-2 minutes to get the top nice and crispy.
Either way you prepare the peppers, I’m sure you’ll be able to share this with someone you care out!