Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dim Sum Sunday - Spring Vegetables

I'll have to admit that I didn't really know what constituted "spring vegetables". I did a little research and came up with artichokes, cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers. There's no way the Mrs. and the monsters eat artichokes, so I chose peppers. I went with a Fiesta Stuffed Pepper and a vegetable side of Glazed Snow Peas and Carrots.

The stuffed peppers were fairly straight forward with ground beef, rice, garlic and salsa. The salsa gave them a nice Mexican flavor and I topped them with cheddar cheese. Everyone loved them.

The snow peas and carrots were a different story. I went with them because the Pudge said he liked the snow peas better than regular green beans. Turns out he doesn't like any kind of green bean. This was a microwave dish because I was up against another Soccer Sunday and I wanted something quick when I got back from the game (Goblins won 4-1). I pre-made the stuffed peppers and had the Mrs. throw them in the oven for me.

The peas and carrots were really bland even though I had a brown sugar and butter glaze on them. They actually looked good, just no flavor.

So there's another Sunday Dinner in the bag. The whole soccer-at-supper-time thing really puts a wrinkle in the meal selection. Next week is burgers and I will be camping with the Pudge and the Webelo Scouts. I'll try and take pictures of the burgers we have for dinner, but I'll guarantee they won't be much - I'm just hoping for edible.


Big Shamu said...

A very nice effort even if the veggies were bland. Didn't know when we started this that we'd be running into Soccer Sunday but still pre-planning does help.

Way to Go Goblins!!!

Susan said...

looks delish and so beautifully colourful. I've fallen off the DSS wagon but am determined to get back up for burgers.

The Java Junkie said...

I do love stuffed peppers! They look lovely, Buzz! Happy DSS!