I am loving this Indian Summer. This is definitely a great time of year. It’s nice and warm during the day so you can do outdoor activities during the day, but at night it’s cool and you can open the windows. Plus there’s that whole hoodie and fire pit thing that’s fun.
And I love that I’m still able to grill. I love grilling. It means no cleaning pots, so that is a huge win.
I also love chips. They are a guilty pleasure. Sometimes all I want to do is have a bag of salty, crunchy chips. Since they aren’t always good for you, I tried to make my own. And I made them on the grill, because why not?!
These are really good and I felt better about eating them since I bought whole wheat tortillas. I’m not saying these will satisfy my craving all the time, but it will sometimes and that’s definitely a win.
Plus, it’s kinda like eating healthyish garlic bread. And who doesn’t love garlic bread?!
Grilled Garlic Tortillas
Yields – 4 servings
Prep time – 5 minutes
Cook time – 30 seconds per side
- 4 whole wheat tortillas
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Cilantro for garnishing
- Heat your grill over medium heat.
- Brush each tortilla with olive oil, garlic and salt.
- Place the tortillas onto the grill for 30 seconds on each side. Make sure you are watching them because they burn easily.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve!
I know that Labor Day usually means the end of the summer for most people, but here it’s still 95 degrees. Summer isn’t over yet and I am soaking up every last minute of it.
Last weekend we went to a Phillies game. Anthony likes the Braves and they play the Phillies a lot, so I got him tickets to a game. It was beautiful weather. I was worried because we were getting the hurricane and it said it was supposed to rain all week, but it ended up being beautiful.
And this weekend we are going to a minor league baseball game and then hopefully hanging out outside the rest of the weekend. The only bummer is that the pool is closed.
None of this has anything to do with this recipe. It was delicious though and made A TON of food, so if you like leftovers then this is for you. You could use the leftovers to make quesadillas or tacos or just eat it plain or even with chips, because it is delicious. I really loved it and I’ll definitely be making it again soon.
Mexican Rice Stuffed Peppers
Yields – 8 servings
Prep time – 20 minutes
Cook time – 30 minutes
- 4 red peppers with the tops cut off of them and the seeds taken out
FOR THE RICE –
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can of corn
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 cup rice, cooked (I used brown rice)
- 1/2 a cup of zucchini, chopped
- 1/2 cup of salsa
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a large pot heat your olive oil over medium high heat.
- Lower the heat to medium low and add the onion, zucchini and pepper. Cook them until they are cooked, about 5 minutes.
- Add the black beans, corn and garlic to the pot and stir. Cook them for about 2 minutes until they are heated through. If you would like to add ground beef, you can add that now also but cook it first.
- Add the diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, rice and salsa. Stir until they are well combined.
- Stuff the peppers with the rice and place them into a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I love getting my nails done. I know this is incredibly girlie, but I just love it. I like to get a gel manicure and not have to worry about what my nails look like for 2 weeks straight. It is so nice. Continue reading →
We got rid of our cable package. We now just have basic cable. At first I thought this would really annoy me, but I’m beginning to realize how little TV I actually watch. I don’t really have a show anymore that I love and I watch a lot more on YouTube than I used to, so I’m actually okay with this change. Continue reading →
At work we have bagel Friday’s where every week someone takes a turn bringing in bagels. Well last week was my turn and like any good woman I bought too much. I always buy too much. I mean, I’d rather have too much than not enough when serving food to people right?! Continue reading →
I pulled out my back. I have no idea what I did to it, but it seriously hurts. I have never had a hurt back before so this is a new one for me and it is not at all fun. Continue reading →
I am obsessed with watching the Olympics. It is so exciting to watch. I usually don’t like watching sports. Anthony loves sportscenter and I really just am not a fan. I like football in the fall, but that’s about it. But call it the Olympics and I want to watch it. I have watched every sport so far and I am super into it. I guess because it only comes once every few years and it’s so freaking exciting. Last week for the opening ceremony, I bought really expensive beer and really expensive sheeps milk cheese while I watched. Amazing. Continue reading →
We had the most amazing dog come to my work yesterday. She was a therapy dog and she was so, so sweet. She just laid there while all the kids read to her and pet her. It was amazing. My dog is not nearly as well behaved around people. Orbit really isn’t a fan of new people. He much prefers the people he already knows. The dog who visited yesterday did this trick where you could put a treat on her paw and tell her to wait, then once you said okay she would eat the treat. But she would just sit there with the treat on her paw for awhile. I tried this with Orbit last night, he wouldn’t even let me put the treat on his paw. And when I put it close to him, even if I told him to stay he would stick his tongue out to grab it. Silly doggy. Continue reading →
Sometimes I just need some time to myself in the kitchen to feel calm again. I just need to be alone and able to cook something I’ve never made before. There is something about this particular activity for me that is so calming. It’s hard for me to get that time because my kitchen and living room are an open layout, so if Anthony is in the living room it isn’t really like I’m alone. Not that I’m complaining about this, because I really do love the layout of our house. Continue reading →
I need a 3 day weekend SO badly. Not even because work has been crazy, just life has been crazy and I would REALLY like a day at the beach to just sit and do nothing. As I write this it is thunderstorming outside so there is no way I’m going to the beach, but hopefully tomorrow. Continue reading →