When you hit the magical number 40, suddenly you are playing with a entirely different deck of cards, and if you do not treat your body right, It catches up, much quicker. I quit smoking when I turned 40, plus had major plastic surgery due to my own stupidity. If there was one thing, I could say to the young girls that I know. Please, don't tan in tanning beds. I am proof that you can get skin cancer. Not to mention wrinkles, leather skin and looking older than you really are.
So tonight I made stuffed peppers, only daycare speed. I wanted to do stuffed poblanos. But my husband read medium to hot pepper on the little info thingy at Hannaford's . So that ended my island excursion. Green peppers it is. But either way it really tasted great. Join me on my descent into gastronomic hell.
4 really nice looking green peppers, and if you are feeling frisky choose other colors.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 90% a good choice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 vidalia onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 fresh zucchini, diced
1 can chili beans
1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
1 8oz pkg 1/3 less fat Neufchatel
2 cups of Monterrey Jack Cheese
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp black pepper
kosher salt to taste
1 avocado diced to top
Prepare the peppers, by stabilizing them, and seasoning them with olive oil, salt and pepper. In a 350 degree cook the green peppers for about 10 to 15 minutes, just until you start to smell them. Pull out of the oven and set aside. In a saute pan heat the olive oil and add the onion and garlic, saute until soft. Add the ground beef, and diced zucchini, when beef is done drain. Return the mixture to the pan and add the Ro-tel, beans,cream cheese and spices. When well incorporated, take off the of the heat and allow to cool. Add the Jack cheese and mix well. Top the pre-cooked peppers and cook in a 350 degree oven until the peppers are soft. Enjoy.
When we lose twenty pounds... we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty. ~Woody Allen