Friday, September 03, 2010

Original Recipe! (needs a name)

Here's how it all happened:

I planted my first real garden this year. It did okay but things didn't grow as big as I'd hoped. The green peppers only get to a certain size before they start turning an awful color and rotting. So I went out the other day and picked a bowl full.

This is how big they are.

Yep, fairly mini, huh?

Here's what I did. I bought some Camembert cheese. I just love the stuff.

Then after washing and cleaning out the insides of the peppers, I stuffed them full of soft cheese.

Next I made up some meat. Salt, pepper, (my all time favorite food) garlic. I even used a package of dried tomato soup. Mix, mix, mix. You can see where this is going, right?

My goal was to completely cover the tiny green peppers in meat and call the new recipe Double Double Surprise, or something else equally clever (ahem). But after wrapping a couple I realized I was running short on meat. So I cut my losses.

I capped the cheese.

Making in effect a pan full of meat and green pepper ice cream cones.

Then I browned them.

And because everything is better with tomato sauce, I added a couple cans of that. Salt, pepper.

Boil, boil, boil.

I had a little Camembert cheese left that the cat didn't eat (...while I was watering the grass. Cat!), so I broke it off and dropped the pieces on top. It kind of melted.

And here is the finished creation. Both child and husband commended me (I'm still on probation after a failed sugar cookie experiment) and said I was allowed to make it again.

Now if I an just get my garden to pump out another harvest of mini green peppers.

ETA: My husband just told me the last photo should be retaken because it looks like I'd taken a bite and then shot the pic. I told him I used a spoon to break a piece away. He insisted it would look better cut in half, straight across, and both halves showing. Humph.