So it’s that sad time- Sunday night when you don’t want the weekend to end but yet Monday is so close. Well for those having the day off tomorrow for ‘Ekka day’ you don’t have to worry about that 😉 Sadly, I’ll be a lone ranger tomorrow because the bf gets Wednesday off instead- but I’ve got plenty of study to do plus a bike class and a meeting, so that should keep me occupied. But we are having a fun night nonetheless- and we are housesitting tonight and tomorrow night! Yay for playing house. Today we were pretty lazy and just hung around the house after doing the groceries, an early morning mother-daughter walk and making brekky for everyone. Although, after making up that batch of blueberry muffins…
mmmmm, don’t you just love the smell of freshly baked muffins (Okay, we’ve gotten side-tracked again. On with the post)
Where were we…yes, after making those delicious morsels you can see above I decided it was time to get mr. lazy out of bed and forced him to get some fresh air with me and give the doggies their second walk for the day. Then I shouted him to the new movie The Campaign (AND a massive raspberry frozen). We enjoyed the movie and there were definitely funny parts but it was a bit long and should have wrapped up a bit quicker at the end there- yes for your information we are prestigious movie critics.
We got home quite late and literally only just had dinner. But oh my was dinner good! I had bookmarked it as soon as I first read about it on Annette’s blog Enjoy Your Healthy Life. Ps. Seriously subscribe to and bookmark her blog- she is an absolute inspiration and I literally get excited about and love reading all her quirky, informative and fantastic posts!
But anyways back to the dinner (side-tracked once again ha), on the menu tonight was: Stuffed Capsicums. I adapted Annette’s original recipe for Stuffed Peppers which you can find here because (1) some of the products us Aussie’s don’t have, (2) I wanted chicken mince so I could use the remaining half for tomorrow night’s dinner (budgeting!) and (3) because I needed something quick. What I came up with was delicious and I know that it’s all thanks to the original recipe! Hungry? Well before you dig into those blueberry muffins maybe have some proper dinner?
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tbs of oil
- 1 tbs of garlic
- 250g chicken mince
- 1/3 cup of salsa
- 1 tsp of mixed herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 mini tub of extra light Philadelphia cream cheese (35g I think)
- 1 heaped tsp of semi-dried tomato pesto
- 1 can of lentils (420g), rinsed and drained
- 2 large capsicums
- 4 thin slices of mozzarella cheese
- Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160 degrees celsius. Line a large tray.
- Place a frypan on medium heat and add oil, onion and garlic. Stir until translucent.
- Add chicken mince and stir as it cooks.
- Once cooked add salsa, herbs and salt to the pan and stir through well.
- Meanwhile, combine pesto and cream cheese in a small bowl and stir until all combined.
- Add the cheese mixture to the frypan and mix through.
- Stir in the lentils until the entire mixture is well mixed.
- Allow to sit whilst you cut and de-seed the capsicums. We cut ours in half length ways. Space each capsicum out on the tray.
- Spoon the mixture evenly into each capsicum.
- Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove briefly from oven and place a slice of cheese on each.
- Return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
We knew these were going to taste good because we kept picking at the mixture whilst cooking- 8:45pm is a late dinner people! This will make 4 capsicum halves and sufficiently feed 2 (or 1 very hungry person haha). In true boyfriend style- as he made his way though his first capsicum half he proclaimed that sour cream would taste awesome on top- so he drowned it in the stuff (I kept it la natural and felt it definitely did any extras- but feel free to experiment with whatever condiments you like). He also decided that knives and forks were not appropriate, so this is what happened.
These are high in protein, low carb, healthy and have the most amazing flavour. Seriously, try these babies! Oh and the title for this post? I’ll have to credit the man for that because he came up with it when we were comparing which capsicum colour we enjoyed more- he went red and I chose green.
What was the last movie you saw in the cinemas? What did you think of it?