July 14, 2013

Stuffed Banana Peppers

This summer we've been getting a CSA box from a local farm. While Ive heard some interesting stories about some, I've been nothing but impressed by the one I'm in. Many days we've been having simple grilled or baked meat with veggies and fruits from our CSA box on the side. Simple. Perfect. Delicious. And then we got in banana peppers which aren't normally a part of our diet. Enter new recipe. New man favorite.

1 lb hot ground Italian sausage, cooked
1/2 cup romano cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg
banana peppers, at least 4
olive oil
4 large tomatoes, 3 tablespoons butter, salt, pepper (or marinara sauce)

In a bowl mix together the cooked sausage, cheese, bread crumbs, and egg. Cut off the tops of the banana peppers. Remove as much seeds as you can. Stuff meat mixture into peppers.
Pan fry the peppers with olive oil in a skillet. Fry each side until browned.

If making own marinara sauce, dice tomatoes while cooking the ground sausage. Place tomatoes and butter in a sauce pot. Bring to a simmer and cook while the rest of the meal is being prepared. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve peppers with sauce poured on top. If desired, sprinkle extra cheese on it.

I clearly had extra filling left. I made meatballs out of it.

Simmering sauce.

Too lazy to fix a serving platter, so poured sauce into pan and topped with cheese.

July 11, 2013

Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

Original recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

1 stick butter
1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of peeled and diced peaches (about 2)
1 cup of blackberries

Grease a baking dish with butter (my glass pie plate works well). Take what's left of the stick and melt slowly in microwave.
Meanwhile mix together 1 cup sugar, flour, milk, and vanilla in a bowl. Once butter is melted add it to the batter and mix well. Pour batter into greased dish. Distrube the peaches and blackberries over the batter. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.