Right after I posted this picture on Instagram, my brother, Tack, commented, “Looks like melted mozzarella clumps on top of whatever is underneath, LOL!”
Like that’s a bad thing.
I say bring on the cheese-albeit with a touch of hesitancy.
You see, milk products don’t seem to like me very much anymore.
But I’m taking my time with the break-up 😔
As for the stuffed green peppers, or “bell peppers” as we call them down South, I simply browned up some ground beef, added tomato sauce, seasonings, a smidgen of sugar then double-crammed that beefy goodness into four verdant par-boiled vegetable containers.
As you can see, I topped each pepper with a rather thin slice of mozzarella (I added a bit of grated parmesan prior to that).
So there little bro!
Clumps of mozzarella?
The nerve of that dude!
Anyway, here is a before and after:
Oh yeah, I had two extra slices of “mozz” so it turns out that I used 6 slices but who are you to judge me?
This little “Fun with Mozzarella” endeavor started with the crab stuffed mushrooms from last week, and continued on with the peppers before concluding with the Portabella Mushroom Pizzas pictured below.
Ah…but all cheesy things must eventually come to an end so I decided to go to an old standby–Baked Chicken Florentine.
This sistah ain’t NEVER been to Florence, or any other part of Italy for that matter, but that didn’t stop me from piling spinach on top of some chicken and calling it Florentine!
Florence, Georgia! Wherever that is!
Much respect and love to my Italian followers 💋
What do you think about the peppers and pizza? Too much cheese? No pun intended! LOL!
Much love and light to you all
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Lady G ain’t the only one who knows how to throw down in the kitchen.
Today, I decided to share a pic of my girl, Gloria’s, lunch–which was actually leftovers from her Sunday Meal.
No, seriously, all of my closest friends are bigly into cooking real good food.
Don’t get me wrong, it is sometimes necessary to drop express meals via microwave.
However, my friends, who are all working mothers, believe strongly in the importance of cooking ‘from scratch’ as often as possible.
But there’s a trick to making that happen and here it is…
When you come home after a long day, be it from work or play, go straight to the kitchen and get started cooking. It also helps if you do some advanced prep work like washing and seasoning meats or cutting up vegetables.
Now, after you’ve gotten everything simmering, baking or whatever the case may be, THEN you can go take your shoes off and put on some comfortable clothes.
Of course, you don’t want to leave your food unattended for long or you’ll have bigger fish to fry (pun intended), so you must get back to the kitchen ASAP. Also make sure that children are always being supervised by an adult in the kitchen. If I am frying , searing or sautéing something, I do not leave it unattended.
Anyway, the ‘start cooking first’ trick works for me because I find that if I go straight to my bedroom and get too comfortable I will not feel much like cooking… and, at that point, a real good dinner quickly morphs into pizza, cereal or sandwiches.
To sum it up, prepare as much as possible in advance and start cooking as soon as you walk in the door.
By the way, If you would like for me to share a picture of one of your real good meals, please shoot me an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to put “Real Good Food” in the subject line and if it is real food that looks really good then I’ll highlight it here. Be sure and add a quick backstory about your selection 🙂