a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Monday, April 6, 2015

Eat

 
A/Z, a recipe shared by me

E = Eat

I love to eat (and that's why I'm 30-50 pounds overweight)

Pretty much like all types of food. I have a short list of things I don't like to eat, a longer list of things I love to eat.

Hubby and me like to cook (okay let's be honest; he cooks; I just watch and help with the preparation).

These are cheesy chicken salad stuffed peppers. I like them because its a different taste than stuffed green peppers made with ground beef. Very delicious!




Cheesy Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers from Mr. Food:

Serves 8 (we cut it in half and have it for 2 meals)

What you need:

8 bell peppers (any color)
1-1/2 cup frozen cooked diced chicken
1 (8-10 ounce) package of frozen rice pilaf (white or brow rice) thawed slightly
1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup mayo
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 cup crushed potato chips

What to do:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash and cut the stem end off each pepper, then core, removing all seeds.
2.  In a large bowl, combine chicken, rice pilaf, cheese, almonds, mayo, lemon juice, and tarragon. Stir well to mix.
3.  Evenly fill each pepper with chicken mixture and place on ungreased baking sheet. (I actually cooked ours in an 8 x 8 glass baking dish). Sprinkle each pepper with crushed potato chips.
4.  Back 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve immediately.

What about you? Do you like to eat?

(Hope you all had a nice Easter, we did; thanks for all the comments and visitors during the A/Z Challenge. I'm back on mandatory overtime for a bit so more than likely my blog reading will be in the evening).

62 comments:

fabfortee said...

Lovely recipe. Hmmm, we don't get Monteray jack that easily in this part of the world, but will need to substitute it with another cheese.
I've done something similar using tomatoes and cottage cheese : )
Regards and enjoy the A-Z challenge.

Paula Kaye said...

Oh my goodness Betty. I have to try these. They sound wonderful! We love stuffed peppers with ground beef. I would have never thought of using tuna! Thanks. And by the way, I am 30-50 pounds overweight as well.

Paula Kaye said...

I wrote tuna and I meant chicken. I was thinking about tuna. Oh the pleasures of aging!

TARYTERRE said...

What an interesting recipe. Never heard of these. They look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Naqvee said...

There are times when you start cooking in the head after reading the recipe! This recipe is delectable and had my mind racing! AS I have had dinner, so will try it in the next meal! And it requires to be tried for sure.

PS: If cooking/baking is one of your interest, then certainly you can write more about them or share your treasures!

Love Naqvee

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Oh Betty, I love the yellow peppers too. No bitter taste like the green. Thank you for sharing the recipe! I know what I'm having this week! (smile)

Pearson Report said...

E is for yummy… extra yummy!
Thanks, Betty for sharing this recipe.

I'm all about the helping with preps and letting hubby cook. So long as you get to help with a glass of wine in one hand. That's my preferred assistant mode.

Great E post - a yummy one!

Jenny, Pearson Report
2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
@PearsonReport

Anabel Marsh said...

Thanks for visiting Adventures of a retired librarian. I like your posts! We visited Arizona a few years ago and had a great time.

Sue Elvis said...

Betty,

My husband cooks too. And I love watching him. (I sometimes help by washing up all the bowls and pans etc) The stuffed peppers look delicious!

Mildred said...

Thanks for this recipe; we are trying to cut out red meat and this combination with chicken sounds good. We love peppers! Enjoy your day.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Those look yummy. My fav meal of all is my mother's steak and kidney pudding with mash and gravy - it is awesome! :)
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

Sophie Duncan said...

They look like a tasty idea. I've been cooking all weekend - cheese souffle yesterday and today I'm attempting my first ever focaccia - it's in the oven as I type!
Sophie
Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
FB3X
Wittegen Press

Intense Guy said...

The good lord gave us a few simple pleasures in life and eating is one of them! In moderation of course!

Maria Zannini said...

We make a variation of this recipe, using a mixture of ground beef and pork.

I might try chicken next time. Thanks!

Maria Zannini said...

We make a variation of this recipe, using a mixture of ground beef and pork.

I might try chicken next time. Thanks!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do love to eat. There are very few things that I don't like and many that I do like. I may be a little overweight but I call that extra cushion. So far the clothes still fit even though some may be tight. I'd never thought about stuffing peppers with chicken, but it does sound good. I do have some peppers in the fridge and have plans to have them this week. Thanks for sharing your recipe !

Bijoux said...

I've actually become a picky eater with age.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This recipe looks really good. Thanks for sharing it! I think I'd enjoy eating more if someone else did the cooking for me. I'd really like that :)

Debra McKellan said...

Thanks for visiting my Good Friday post! Those bell peppers sound extremely good!

Pat Hatt said...

Can't go wrong with chicken. As for liking to eat, nope, because I can't.

Robyn Proctor Hinkle said...

This looks delish! I love chicken salad :)

Danielle L Zecher said...

Those look good! I like the different take on stuffed peppers. I love to eat, which is also why I'm carrying around a lot of extra weight.

Chrys Fey said...

Chicken salad stuffed peppers? Now that's a new recipe! And it sounds delicious. Yum! Now I'm hungry for chicken salad. ;)

Keith's ramblings said...

Look good to me!

Eileen T said...

I'm never sure if I like stuffed peppers but this recipe sounds much better than the usual beef ones.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those sounds so yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe. We had a lovely Easter dinner. Debby

Stephanie Faris said...

Yum!!!

I'm always on a diet...and unfortunately, I love food all too much.

susie said...

I've always been a good eater. Especially when someone else cooks!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like to eat and cook too. I have two foods I really can't even look at. Mashed potatoes and stuffed peppers. I love raw peppers but just can't handle them cooked. The chicken part sounds good.

Birgit said...

I used to forget to eat and I always felt it got in the way of doing things so I guess I am the opposite:) Now I am better but it still gets in the way. Funny I am still 30 lbs overweight too. Oh well

Lynn Proctor said...

Wow these look so good Betty -I will try them!

netablogs said...

I LOVE stuffed peppers..will have to try that dish! Yes, I do love to eat! I like to try new dishes, although I don't love to cook. I am beginning to like seafood, after all these years of keeping my distance. I began to eat salmon simply for health reasons and now I LOVE BBQ salmon.
I have been trying to focus on cooking and eating healthy the last few years, which means I no longer bake as much as I used to. Every once in a while I indulge, though! My favorite food of all? Real whipped cream! ;)

Jeremy Hawkins said...

You are on my list to check if you are being part of the A to Z Challenge.

THANK YOU for being up to the letter "E"...
Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!

HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Being a veggie I don't fancy the chicken part of the recipe but the rest sounds lovely :) I much prefer red and yellow peppers to green, in fact had peppers tonight :) x

Kat said...

I used to be such a picky eater when I was younger. Then I met the hubby and I became much more adventurous with food. Now I love to eat too. And that is why I run. ;)
Thanks for the recipe!

jack69 said...

Sounds delicious. Sherry just looked up a recipe for Chicken salad and we just finished it off.
The peppers look delicious. When the green peppers are used the Navy calles it 'food in a seabag' 'cept they don't say food.
As always, I enjoyed the visit!

Greenpatches said...

Looks good!

samantha mozart said...

Hi Betty,

I LOVE the bench and view in your blog header photo and the one in your "A" post.

I've just read all your posts here, A-E. I, too, am a dog person. I get attached. They are family members, and each with a unique personality.

I lived in Redondo Beach my whole adult life, 1967-94, until I moved to Delaware to take care of my mother with dementia.

I grew up outside Philadelphia. And I love Arizona, especially down around Tucson. I am curious -- where did you live in Pa., and where do you live now in Ariz.?

Enjoyed your posts, and thanks for visiting my A-Zs.

Nick Wilford said...

Looks great! I do all the cooking in the house. I could do with making something more adventurous somethimes though

Jerralea said...

I like the idea of stuffed pepper with chicken - never thought of not using beef!

I like to eat, too ... too much!

Liz A. said...

I do like to eat, but I'm very particular about what foods I choose. You'd think with how picky I am I'd be thin as a rail. Not so much...

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Those look and sound delicious! I love cooked peppers. I'll have to try this.

Megan Whitson Lee said...

I love food!!! And those peppers look scrumptious!

J E Oneil said...

I love stuffed peppers. This looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

Susan Kane said...

This sounds delicious! And its prep is not hard!

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Kimberly Kay said...

I love how you wrote 30-50 lbs. I actually avoid the scale right now because I know I will be disappointed in myself.
I’m also doing the A to Z challenge, Organize Home Life on http://AMomsPointOfView.com

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

We had the same topic today. Thanks for coming by and for your suggestion. I love all things tasty which is why I have started running and bicycling again to burn some of it off.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

We eat the ground beef and rice variety very often. Usually whenever bell peppers are on sale. I'll give your recipe a spin if hubby is game for it.
What do you mean do I like to eat?! That's like asking do I need to breathe!

Jo said...

Sounds good, but I would make my own pilaf. Never seen it frozen here anyway.

Kathryn McKendry said...

Those look great and sound super easy to make! Thanks for sharing! I love to cook and luckily my husband likes to help me with the dishes!

Kathryn McKendry said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Mevely317 said...

Sure agree with having a short list of things I don’t particularly like to eat. Swear, one of these days my appetite’s going to be my own undoing. (Should’a been born a linebacker. LOL!)

I, too, would rather do prep and clean-up than the actual cooking. Generally speaking, I suspect men are better chefs than we ladies; maybe on account they don’t stress about it?

PS – I’ve never had a stuffed pepper of any kind. This looks really tasty!

DMS said...

I have never had stuffed peppers made like the recipe you shared. Sounds delicious! I don't do much of the cooking- but I know I can get my fiance to make these. I do love to eat. :)
~Jess

Karen Jones Gowen said...

These look really good. I love stuffed peppers but never had them with chicken.

Cindi said...

Yum, gonna try this recipe! thx for sharing. Yes our Easter was enjoyable!

MarieDogwalker said...

Visiting from the A-Z Blogging Challenge! The recipe sounds delicious. I do a lot of cooking and am always looking for new recipes.

TBR/Committed Thoughts said...

If I had an oven, I might cook. Well...probably not!

Those peppers do look yummy! And Girlfriend, you know I do like to eat, too!

MS said...

This recipe looks interesting! I am going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Mary

Veronica Lee said...

Looks delish, Betty!

Rhonda Albom said...

Sounds delicious. I also love to eat, carry the extra weight and have a hubby who loves to cook.

datatater said...

THAT sounds yummy. I would never have thought of putting anything in a pepper except the normal ground meat, rice, tomato sauce - what an eye-opener! You could put ANYTHING in there!
I'm liking your A-to-Z, the way you keep hinting at other posts to come as you go along. Thanks for sharing!

Funny in My Mind said...

Food is very important to us since we make a living by feeding people We fed over 500 people yesterday alone! My mom used to make stuffed peppers when we were kids. She used chili meat in the stuffing.
There are a few things I will not touch and the number one on my list is eggs.