Thursday, August 1, 2013

GARDEN ABUNDANCE - A RECIPE FROM THE PAST

 The first of August is upon us, and that means an abundance of produce from the garden - at the moment it is green bell peppers.  This is a recipe from the 1950s that I use every year when the green peppers start to take over my refrigerator!  It also uses up extra homegrown tomatoes, onions, and corn.

STUFFED PEPPERS
4 large (or 5-6 small) green bell peppers
1/2 onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
3/4 cup corn, cut from cob (or use frozen or canned)
salt and pepper
fresh bread crumbs and butter
Remove tops and seeds from green peppers.  Brown meat and onions; add tomatoes, corn, and seasonings.  Stuff peppers; stand upright in greased dish and spoon remaining meat mixture around the peppers.  Top with crumbs dotted with butter.  Cover and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

We had ours with a lettuce salad, a toasted bagel thin, and a slice of world-famous Rocky Ford cantaloupe.
 This cantaloupe was purchased at the farm stand where it was grown in Rocky Ford, our childhood hometown.  It doesn't get any fresher than that.  Just had a reminder from a blogging friend -- always wash your cantaloupe before cutting into it.
The last few days I've been searching autumnal decor ideas on Pinterest -- I'm excited.  Not too long now until Fall!

I'm joining the following link parties this week.  Please check these blogs out for a myriad of inspiration.
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday
Townsend House for What I Am Eating Friday
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Creative Home Expressions for The Creative Home and Garden Hop Sunday
Creatively Living for Monday Funday
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
A Stroll Thru Live for Inspire Me Tuesday
No Minimalist Here for Thursday Open House

15 comments:

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Sally! Oh, yummy! I love stuffed peppers and haven't made any in a long time! Your recipe sounds so good and looks great! Oh, I can taste that cantaloupe too! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I haven't made stuffed peppers in a long time but my hubby loves them! You found a very neat Scale, too! I love it! PERFECT color, too!

Marilyn said...

My mom used to make stuffed peppers, but my favorite on that plate would be the cantaloupe!! We always wash ours and never have had any problems with them. Y.U.M. And you're correct-NOW I am starting to feel retired!! Still lots of gardening to do and I haven't even started my yearly painting chore. Haven't felt the push to paint while it's so hot this year! Enjoy the bounty from the fields and garden.♥♫

Jann Olson said...

Sally, I too love making stuffed peppers from the garden. I usually use rice. I am going to try your recipe next time. Sounds yummy!
hugs,
Jann

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, I love stuffed peppers! Haven't made them in awhile. I will have to buy mine though. We got a farm stand down in the nearest town corner from Rocky Ford. They always have the best cantalope and other produce.
Wish I could send you some reason from our ports. I am not ready for fall yet, but glass you are looking forward to it.
Blessings
Susie

Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com said...

These look really good, and I like that you used smaller green peppers-more of a regular serving size.

Oma @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

YUM! :) I haven't made stuffed peppers for awhile...this makes me want to do so asap! :)

Oma @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This looks wonderful! :)

Heather said...

This looks awesome! My green peppers are getting bigger out in the garden :-) I would love for you to share this at the what i am eating link up http://www.townsend-house.com/2013/08/what-i-am-eating-39.html

SmilingSally said...

It's been ages since I've eaten stuffed peppers. (My tummy doesn't like them.)

That blue and white plate would make any dish taste special.

Have a good Blue Monday, Sally.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks delicious! My husband would love this. I have made a different recipe w/o the corn and tomatoes. This makes it much more interesting. That's a good reminder about cantaloupe! We used to visit family in La Junta when I was a kid. Haven't been there for ages!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love stuffed peppers.Yours look yummy, I will give your recipe a try the next time I make them.
Hugs,
Patti

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love cooking from the garden. This looks amazing. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Holly said...

Hi Sally,
Yummy, that looks good. I tried a garden this year and peppers seem to be the fastest growing for me. I got smarter this year and put them in big pots and closer to the house so I'd remember to water them. =0)
Yes, you can find that magazine at Barnes and Noble. Thank you for your comment. I am really pleased.
Blessings!

mary_smith said...

YUM! I love garden fresh dinners.
Thanks for sharing at The Creative Home & Garden Hop. Come on over and link up your latest creation!

http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/08/creative-home-garden-hop-4.html