Motherhood Stuffs

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer 2017, Bring the whole Family at Darien Lake

Darien Lake's wide variety of entertainment has made it "destination fun" since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., today the park boasts more than 50 rides, including six world-class roller coasters; dozens of family-friendly rides; the region's largest water park complete with wave pool; a 20,000-seat performing arts center, operated by Live Nation; and world-class in-park entertainment. Visit http://www.darienlake.com/ to schedule your visit today!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Stuffed Pepper Recipe

I have finally prepared this dish before and I have only cooked this only once. I have only one reason why I don’t do this and that’s because of my other half. What’s wrong with Stuffed Pepper? Nothing, however, if you are one of those who doesn’t like the texture of Pepper, then this dish isn’t something for you.

Still, I was curious and would like to prepare my own way, in spite of the fact that I have already modified the recipe I found online and removed as much as 80% ingredients on it just to prepare this meal.

Before it was cooked in the Oven.... the preparation looks very well done

Looks tempting... don't you wish you have it right now?
After an hour of the preparation and the cooking time. This is what comes out of the Oven. I was very proud of this dish, not bad at all for a first timer. And for that, I am happy because I don’t need to set up this dish again. 

Thank you Bettycrocker for this simple and more choices on how I can make a stuffed pepper. If you wish to make one here's the recipe on how:

Ingredients

4 large bell peppers (any color)
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 cup cooked rice
1 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)

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Steps:

1) Cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top of pepper. Remove seeds and membranes; rinse peppers. If necessary, cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so they stand up straight. In 4-quart Dutch oven, add enough water to cover peppers. Heat to boiling; add peppers. Cook about 2 minutes; drain.

2) In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in rice, salt, garlic and 1 cup of the tomato sauce; cook until hot.

3) Heat oven to 350°F.

4) Stuff peppers with beef mixture. Stand peppers upright in ungreased 8-inch square glass baking dish. Pour remaining tomato sauce over peppers.

5) Cover tightly with foil. Bake 10 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until peppers are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.

Enjoy!

Friday, June 02, 2017

Tortang Talong (Grilled Eggplant and Fried with Egg)

One of my favorite Filipino Dish is a Grilled Eggplant and fried with egg or known as “Tortang Talong”. I’m a big fan of eggplant no matter how it is made. But, one of the greatest food it will be served is through this way.

It is hard to find the long skinny kind of eggplant in my town. I have to grow one if I really want the kind that we use. It’s better that way because when you grill it, the inside will be perfectly cooked.

Eggplants in the store were fat and so, grilling them isn’t good unless I have to cut them.

Yet, if it’s not summer there is not a way to grow the Japanese Eggplant in our backyard, and so whenever we went to Buffalo, NY, I always asked my husband to swing by at the Asian Store to buy the stuff I need, just like the eggplant.



Here it is, a very simple way to prepare a grilled eggpland and fried it with egg.