Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

I've made this recipe about two or three times and it's a favorite! 

Turkey Stuffed Peppers


Turkey Stuffed Peppers

 Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean chopped turkey meat
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese

Directions:
Heat oven to 400°. Spray a little olive oil spray in a medium size saute pan and heat on a medium flame. Add onion, garlic and cilantro to the pan. Saute about 2 minutes and add ground turkey. Season with salt and garlic powder, and cumin and brown meat for several minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of chicken broth, mix well and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Combine cooked rice and meat together.

Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove all seeds. Place in a baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture into each pepper half and fill it with as much as you can. Place all stuffed pepper halves on the baking dish and pour the remainder of the chicken broth on the bottom of the pan. Cover tight with aluminum foil and bake for about 35 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy.
Thanks Skinnytaste for the recipe! :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Carrie Underwood Concert!

Ben surprised me with tickets to the Carrie Underwood concert in Roanoke next Saturday!  I'm so excited!! We are going to become 'groupies'.  This will be a third concert of Carrie's.  She is such a cool performer! 

We decided to make a date night out of it.  My parents are going to watch Brooke and we'll be able to get to Roanoke in the afternoon, go to dinner, concert, and then stay the night at Hotel Roanoke!! I've never stayed there and kind of always wanted to so it's the perfect reason!  Plus, it's a Hilton property so we were able to use Ben's points! 
Looking forward to our date night :)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bailey and Brooke

Brooke and Bailey are best buddies. They sure do love each other.  Here is a picture from the other day of Brooke pushing Bailey around the house in her puppy dog.  Bailey sure is a good sport. :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Video of Brooke standing up!!

Watch "Brooke standing up" on YouTube

Swing time

Look at our little Diva enjoying the warm and sunny weather yesterday!! :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

11 Months!

Brooke is already 11 months old!  We just can't believe it.  She is turning into a little toddler more and more every day.  She was sick most of Feb...it was pretty rough but we are so thankful we are all feeling better now.  She'll be ONE in less than a month!  Don't worry, the party planning is well under way!! :)

11 Month Stats: 

-          21.8 pounds
-          Size 12 to 18 month clothes – just started to wear a few 18 month sizes
-          Size 4 diapers
-          Still sleeps 11 hours and takes a morning then afternoon nap (both around 1 ½ hours each)
-          Starting to get more brave with standing and balancing all by herself.  We’ve counted a total of “16 Mississippi’s”.
-          Loves all her books and play area
-          Loves to close doors
- Loves to dancing to any music! :)
-          Can walk behind her puppy dog pushing him all by herself
-          She was basically sick all of February :(  Double ear infection, Pink Eye, Sinuses, stomach bug,….etc.  Ben also got the flu pretty bad … fever of 102/103 for 3 days.  It was rough.
-          We went on a mini family vacation for Ben’s birthday and Valentine’s Day.  We went to our favorite cabins in the Smokey Mountains.  It was Brooke’s first trip to Tennessee.  She had a blast! :)
- Went to 3 or 4 swim lessons at the Rec Center.  We missed a few since she was sick and we were out of town.