Well…one thing that I discovered this week is that I do not cook stuffed peppers well. The insides were yummy but the peppers were really hard and chewy.  Den bought the peppers and for some odd reason they were really thick!  I almost couldn’t stuff them.  So…since we have leftovers we are ditching the peppers and just heating the tomato soupy stuffing part…with yummy mashed potatoes…covered in tomato sauce.


A book discovery!  Just as I was getting ready to break down and buy this book…Atria sent it to me!  I literally can’t wait to read it!  I love you, Atria!


Reading this because I discovered nothing else appealed to me this week.  I love Inspector Banks.  I love how he loves his car, music and great cheeses!  He is also an amazing crime solver.  I read every single book that this author writes!  I. This book bodies continue to turn up and no one can figure out why…yet!


Last week we discovered  an Amish Market not far from our house.  It was put together in an old grocery store and it really consists of tons of Amish vendors.  The only pain is that everything has to be paid for separately in different departments.  There are breads and soups and donuts and vegetables and fruits and dairy and cheeses and salads and about 50 different kinds of pickles and the best doughnuts ever!  Did I say doughnuts?   Yep…I thought I did. When we first walked in on Friday we were overwelhmed.  We bought a few random things.  But Den went back on Saturday morning with a plan!  And…it was a really good plan!  We had fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner…OMG!  The market has Amish hours…Thursday, Friday and Saturday and closed by four.  Den asked what they do with the leftovers and they said they haul everything back to their farms and neighbors come and buy everything!  I focused on the doughnuts because they were incredible!  I also bought ready to make jarred soups!


So…this is a football weekend!  College games on Saturday and NFL on Sunday.  Den missed golf and lunch with his boys this week and I feel so badly about that.  I just want to read and chill…maybe dinner out on Saturday night.  I might toss in just one more book…


Have a great weekend!


27 thoughts on “Discoveries!

  1. E. Michael Helms, writer says:

    Here comes Mikey to the rescue! After slicing your peppers in half (as shown), place them cut side down in a shallow pan with enough water to cover the bottom about a quarter inch or so. Place the pan across two burners on your stovetop and bring the water to a boil. Let the peppers simmer for about ten or fifteen minutes and then turn off the burners. Let stand until cool to the touch, and then stuff away with your favorite ingredients, including a “little” tomato sauce for texture. (I prefer lean ground beef already cooked mixed with finely chopped garlic, onions, and whatever spices your taste buds’ desire.) Top with shredded cheese and Italian bread crumbs and bake about thirty minutes. Let stand until cool, then enjoy. Yum! 🙂


  2. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I usually boil the peppers first, too, like Mike said. I haven’t done it in a while, but talk of stuffed peppers is making me drool.

    We All Love the Beautiful Girls sounds good. Enjoy!

    The Amish Market looks like a fun place to browse…


  3. Greg says:

    Wow so much good stuff here. First of all, I LOVE that cover of Watching You! It looks kind of bright and cheery with the lit windows, but I’m sure it’s anything but! Plus I’m really liking Lisa Jewell these days, having read a few of her books now.

    Also… peppers! Ha ha I was never a fan when younger but now I’m all about some peppers, especially stir fried. Yum.

    That Amish market looks amazing!


  4. lakesidemusing says:

    I haven’t made stuffed peppers in ages… probably because my peppers are always too hard, too. Great idea to boil them first. Oh, and that Amish Market!! Love the photos. Have a good football weekend!


  5. Mary says:

    You’ll have to try stuffed peppers again using the tips given on this post. Let us know!
    I love when a book I really really want to read shows up in my mailbox from the publisher 🙂


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