Sunday, September 19, 2010

My take on Sunday dinner

Growing up, my mom always made HUGE Sunday dinners. You know, the kind that take all day to cook and usually involve more than one course. I absolutely love the concept, but I very rarely have the time to cook for an entire day. My mom is probably one of the best cooks I've ever met...and I'm pretty sure I didn't inherit her cooking gene. I realize that it's taken her a lifetime to get as good at cooking as she is, but long recipes overwhelm and frustrate me. So I've developed a form of cheating that works very well for someone who doesn't like to slave over a stove all day.

Today I wasn't feeling well at all and definitely was not in the mood to get out of bed all day, much less cook dinner. After one of my many naps, I came up with an easy recipe that actually turned out to be really good! We are hopefully closing on a house some time this week and I'm very quickly realizing that I need to cook all of the random things I have left in the fridge and freezer. Here is what I came up with.

Stuffed Bell Peppers
Bell Peppers
2 nice sized bell peppers
Cajun sausage

1. Cut the top off of the bell peppers and remove the seeds from the inside
2. Roll the sausage into 2 balls and put them inside the cleaned bell peppers
3. Cook at 400 degrees for around 45 minutes in a pan with a little water at the bottom
(if you don't cook the sausage for long enough like I did, stick in the microwave for 2 minutes and you'll be good! haha)

1. Get a can of my new favorite pasta sauce
2. Saute mushrooms, onions, and chopped bell pepper in a little butter (I use Move Over Butter because it's a little healthier than real butter)
3. Add the sauce

It is insanely quick and easy, and I was impressed with how it came out! Plus it looks like it took a lot of effort when it didn't. Enjoy!


  1. I was actually just working on a Sunday dinners post myself that I was going to put up later this week - funny! I LOVE stuffed peppers! I'll definitely have to try that recipe sometime!!

  2. I made an awesome sunday dinner tonight too! A healthy weight watchers recipe for shrimp scampi! i can't believe how good it came out, and how easy it was.. Lemme know if you want it!

  3. Yes, yes, yes!!! I have a bunch of shrimp in the freezer I need to cook before the move!

  4. Wow, you are becoming quite the creative chef :) Looks delicious.