Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer Sunday

Since 3 of the 4 kids are close by this summer, I am planning frequent dinners on Sunday. All of the kids are so busy with new careers and one left in college it's nice to catch up with them once a week and enjoy movies, new recipes, memories ... & enjoy the summer.. These are the recipes I tried out on them!!
Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers -

Recipe here .. 


  • 4 bell peppers, any color
  • Salt
  • 5 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef  ( I USED TURKEY WE DON'T EAT BEEF!)  
  • 1 1/2 cup of cooked rice (I USED BROWN RICE!!!)  
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes, fresh or canned (if using can, drain of excess liquid first)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce (I added 2 dashes - men at this dinner loved spicy!!) 
  • Go to this recipe link for method -- 

Spinach Salad -
Spinach, fresh cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries - Toss & serve! 

Blueberry Banana Pie 

Yes, this is a store bought pie crust but the filling is homemade....

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 4 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 (9 inch) pastry shells, baked
  • 1 (21 ounce) can blueberry pie filling
  • fresh blueberries and mint and additional sliced bananas (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and bananas. Pour into pastry shells. Spread with pie filling. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Just before serving, garnish with blueberries, mint and bananas if desired.

Hope you try the recipes out... The kids were here for dinner Sunday night - we had a blast!

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