Every good homemaker has dinner on the table by the time the breadwinner gets home. And I, D.W., aspire to be one of the greatest homemakers of all time. The problem: I only know how to cook two meals and, due to the transparency of my blog, I am willing to admit that one of those meals is peanut butter and jelly. The solution: every Thursday I am going to cook a new meal for my wife completely from scratch… or tin can.
Here’s where you come in: I want suggestions! Send me a message on Facebook or post in the comments below of a recipe you want to see me try to cook and it could be featured in next Thursday’s blog! My wife and I try to maintain a balanced diet so the healthier the better. I am up for vegetarian or vegan ideas since we already cycle through some in our monthly menu. And also remember, we are on a budget, so no 12oz rib-eye.
Since this is my first week, I am starting out with Meatless Quinoa Stuffed Peppers, something easy or as my wife put it, so simple you’d have to be brain dead to mess it up. Thanks for the vote of confidence babe. Here’s what you need:
3 Green peppers, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of black beans, 1/2 cup of Quinoa, a spoon with an inconvenient hole right in the middle, and a fire extinguisher for the inevitable. Optional: Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa
Step one: Mix the 1/2 cup of Quinoa with 1 cup of water and set it to boil with the lid on the pot. As you wait for it to boil, preheat the oven to 425 and move along to step two.
Step Two: Wash your green peppers and make sure you remove the stickers or your wife may think you are trying to poison her and the baby.
Step 3: Cut off the tops of the green peppers and clean out the seeds.
Side note: How do you know when Quinoa is done? Quinoa is never done. It is only slightly more edible than when you started.
Step 4: When the Quinoa is “done”, add the can of diced tomatoes and the can of black beans. *Drain the juice from the black beans cause it’s nasty.
Step 5: Fill the peppers and and if you want to you can add cheese. Stick those babies into the oven.
It should take about 45 min to cook.
***Most important tip! Do the dishes while you wait. To a woman, this is sexier than anything you can do, including strip teases!
I took the food out once the peppers started to look wrinkly, like an old man who had been in the bathtub too long.
From there I add the sour cream and salsa and they are ready to eat by the time the misses comes home! And she was pleased! No leftovers tonight!
Number of meals dad-to-be knows: 3