Halloween Ideas: A pumpkin by any other name is a pepper
I have not celebrated holidays in the traditional ways for many years now. There was a time early on that I boycotted Halloween for religious reasons. Those days (of religiosity) are long gone.
Tonight I was pulling something together for dinner. I had ground turkey breast, onions, rice, salsa, and cheese in my refrigerator, and thought it might be a quick meal. But these orange bell peppers caught my eye, too.
I thought that I had better chop them up to freeze them, as I did with other peppers I had from Mr. L's garden. (The orange bells were store-bought.). I did the same with three onions, so I have them in bags and lying flat in the freezer.
All of a sudden, I thought how much like mini-pumpkins they were. So, I put all the ingredients together, and planned on stuffing the peppers.
A-ha! Another bright idea!
I really needed a thin sharp knife, as even a paring knife felt too cumbersome to work on these small "pumpkins."
Once carved, I took the cooked meat mixture, and stuffed the peppers, just as I would any other peppers. I put them in a small baking dish, put the tops back on, and into the oven they went.
I baked them at 350F degrees for about 40 minutes.
When I took them out, I laughed. In fact, I squealed a little. It was as if I were a little kid again, doing the things that we saw as "cool" back in the day. And it made my dinner, and the Halloween season, just a bit more fun tonight. I still have one more if you care to share.
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