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weekend in review

November 14, 2011

This weekend was good.

Probably the best weekend we’ve had in a while. And ironically we didn’t really do anything.

We needed it.

I finished the book, One Day, and honestly this might move onto my top 10 list of favorite books of all time. It was that good (in my opinion). I also started American Wife and it is really good so far.

Keith and I did this workout; compliments of Katie. If you want to hurt in a total “I’m a badass” type of way then do it.

The Cowboys won. This made Keith happy and on football Sunday a happy husband makes for a good day! 😉 (We won’t talk about the Colts game)

I washed all my clothes. I know this doesn’t sound like it would be fun but my basket was overflowing. In fact, I hadn’t done laundry in 3 weeks. So getting that done was a huge monkey off my back. Oh and now I don’t have to go buy clean underwear because I have some neatly folded in my drawer.

I made a killer green smoothie. It had 1 cup almond milk, big handful of spinach, 1 tbsp. peanut butter and 1 cup frozen blueberries. It was lick the glass good.

I got my wedding and engagement rings cleaned! I now feel very bling bling.

And I made stuffed bell peppers which I haven’t made in easily a year so it was a nice change up to our normal dinner routine.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

4 large bell peppers (any color)

1 pound lean ground beef, cooked

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese

1 cup cooked brown rice

2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, dry

1 cup canned tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice the tops off the peppers and then slice in half lengthwise; remove seeds, wash and pat dry. Place pepper halves in a small baking dish sprayed lightly with nonstick spray and roast for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown beef (bison or turkey…whatever you are using) in a skillet. Drain off excess fat. Stir to combine all ingredients, except for peppers; set aside.

Remove peppers from oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. Evenly spoon mixture into pepper halves and return to oven for 20 more minutes.

Serves: 4

How was your weekend?

28 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2011 8:30 am

    I think you just helped me figure out what to make for dinner! That looks delicious! 🙂

    My weekend was good – went to the beach on Saturday (cold but clear!) for a walk with my husband, then that turned into a pubcrawl on the seacoast (oops). Yesterday, we went to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert which was amazing! I’m tired today!

    • November 14, 2011 9:11 am

      I LOVE the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I have seen them once live and I have the CD that plays in my car nonstop from mid-November to January!

  2. Maren permalink
    November 14, 2011 8:59 am

    I got some laundry done, too! Always a nice feeling. Those stuffed peppers are a staple in my house! We eat them ALL the time! I found that recipe on your old blog a long time ago and we fell in love with them!

    • November 14, 2011 9:09 am

      Would you believe Keith doesn’t really like them? He hates bell peppers and will usually just pick out the insides. Hence why I don’t make them very often.

  3. November 14, 2011 9:05 am

    I’m surprised to hear you say you liked One Day! From the previews it sounded so cheesy, but for some reason you saying it is good means it wasn’t a cheap romance wannabe like I imagined. I will totally get the audiobook from the library… I need a new audiobook to help my workouts go by faster!

    • November 14, 2011 9:10 am

      HAHA! Thanks! I really liked it. I just liked how it was written and I liked the humor. It was dry humor and I thought it was good. It also wasn’t at all what I expected. It is definitely NOT a boys meets girl, fall in love, live happily ever after kind of a story!

      • November 14, 2011 9:12 am

        Oh…and I should say that I didn’t see the movie. It got HORRIBLE reviews and I probably won’t see it. The book was good and that it all I need.

  4. November 14, 2011 9:16 am

    Ah, I want to read One Day!! I read American Wife last year and really liked it!

  5. November 14, 2011 9:28 am

    I’m reading a good one too – Caleb’s Crossing by G. Brooks. I really like her style of writing.

    We had a great weekend, partly because the weather was amazing. Glad you had a good one too!

  6. November 14, 2011 9:57 am

    My weekend was a good one too! We went to a friend’s wedding and then just lazed around all day on Sunday.

    Glad you had a good one! 🙂

  7. November 14, 2011 10:41 am

    I’m so with you on weekends being fantastic even without much going on. That’s how mine felt too. So you really like American Wife so far? I always hear such great things about but then put off registering for it at my library. Guess I need to. Also must check out the book you love because I know we have similar tastes. 🙂

  8. November 14, 2011 11:24 am

    i love stuffed peppers! this looks like an awesome recipe. i didn’t do much this weekend either..had a weekend to myself- lots of lounging, tv watching, some workouts. it was great! 😀

  9. November 14, 2011 11:39 am

    I kissed my football season goodbye this weekend… I’m still in mourning.
    Peppers look good tho 😉

  10. Krissie J permalink
    November 14, 2011 12:08 pm

    That recipe looks totally delish! I’m definitely going to try it. I will also not speak about how football went for me this weekend. Sigh.

  11. November 14, 2011 12:13 pm

    “Downtime” weekends are the best and don’t happen nearly as often as they should. Glad you made the most of yours!

  12. November 14, 2011 1:11 pm

    Totally badass. Someone left a comment on that workout calling me a “Titan” and I totally ran with it. I’ve been calling myself a titan all weekend.

    SO glad you had a good weekend, and thanks for the book recommendations!

  13. November 14, 2011 3:46 pm

    I actually picked up One Day on a book splurge a couple months ago and haven’t gotten around to read it yet! You just motivated me to jump into to reading!

  14. November 14, 2011 5:18 pm

    Looks delicious!

  15. November 14, 2011 6:33 pm

    Sounds like a nice, relaxing weekend. I did much of the same 🙂

    Those peppers sound great too!

  16. November 14, 2011 8:40 pm

    cowboys SMOKED them! its about bloody time too. Glad this weekend was low key, we need those for sure. I got in a nap, yes, me! i swear these allergies are making me want to nap like a baby. haha.
    Happy Monday friend.

  17. November 14, 2011 8:46 pm

    I love weekends like that. I’m also glad to know One Day is good. I started reading it and I’m having a hard time getting into it.

  18. November 15, 2011 8:27 am

    Mmm…I love stuffed pepper. You reminded me that I should make those soon!

  19. November 19, 2011 8:08 pm

    One Day is one of my favorite books too. Sadly, the movie isn’t nearly as well. I LOVE American Wife too!!!


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