Alright, let's take a look at yet another plate of homemade goodness.
In the bowl, I've got some sliced Granny Smith apples. I ate two slices, at the end of the meal, and I could eat no more, because this here dinner was filling.
On the plate - that's about 1/3 cup of steamed brown rice and about 1/4 cup of frozen peas. Shut up. The kids like 'em frozen, so I'm not going to go out of my way to cook them.
Okay, at the bottom of the plate, that squiggly looking red mass is sliced bell pepper, sauteed in olive oil with garlic and sweet onion (yeah, I bought a bunch of sweet onions this week, you'll be reading about them in everything) and a bit of basil (another bulk purchase.) These are really yummy and rich tasting and the oil from the pan is TO DIE FOR for dipping bread.
To do it yourownfineself: Depending on how many people you are feeding - figure one large pepper for each adult, and probably half for a child (if they like peppers, mine don't.) Wash and slice those bad boys into long strips. Or cut them into circles. Or whatever floats your boat. Crush one or two cloves of garlic and chop. Slice some onion. You can add more or less, depending on what you like.
I cooked mine in a cast iron skillet. I put about 1/4 cup olive oil in the pan and dumped the peppers, garlic and onion in, and then sauteed for about 25 minutes, until the peppers were gooey and smelled like heaven. Then I sprinkled a bit of chopped basil in and served them.
Okay, last but not least, we have a baked, small (4") sweet potato (I prefer the Garnet Yam variety - it's the purple one and is super sweet) topped with a few spoonfuls of canned turkey chili and a dollop of sour cream.
I know, I know the chili MAY contain dog-crap. However - the only unidentified item on the label was sodium phosphate, which doesn't sound like something I want to be eating, but also doesn't sound like a technical name for dog-crap.
I had intended to actually make chili-beans from scratch, but people, I was roasting sweet potatoes and putting rice in the rice cooker and slicing bell peppers and stuff. Making chili-beans was just above and beyond for this night. Next time.
Oh yes, there will be a next time, because this is one super-delicious meal. I wasn't able to finish everything on my plate this time - too much food. (Yay!)