Today is a snow day. For me. I just came in from shoveling. How much? Oh, who counts. It's a game I used to play with my in-laws. And I think there was a winner. Of what? I have no idea. Anyway, I think we got about 10 inches (25 1/2 centimeters) more or less. More. I think more.
Anyway, enough with the snow. It looks gorgeous and is light and fluffy. Which ... okay, I said enough.
I just have to share another New York photo:
What else have I got? Oh, nothing. Really - nothing.
Oh, the other night I made stuffed peppers. As per the advice of my little brother Claus, I made them with red peppers. Yes, the rebel I am I switched from green peppers to red. Let me tell you, that Claus! He has some wicked ideas, and I love this one!
I browned the ground beef - don't ask for amounts, 1 pound, maybe more, with onion (one 1/2 was to be found), garlic - as much or as little as you like, brown it, oh, I found 1/2 green pepper in the refrigerator, which I cut into small pieces, added that.
When the beef was done, I added 1 cup of rice, maybe two cups of water - yeah, right into it, don't prepare separately, cover and cook for about 15 min. The rice doesn't even have to be cooked all the way, that's fine. (ups, almost forgot to tell you about the spices, salt, pepper, whatever you like! Taste, and voila!)
Then stuff the peppers - next time it'll be yellow and red - and put them in a large enough pot to hold one layer, put tomato sauce over the whole thing, add the lid and cook for oh, maybe 20 minutes? 30 minutes will work too - let me tell you, it's delicious!
That's how my mother cooked. Always. I hardly ever remember her looking at a recipe.
And she was a housewife in the 50's! Which means they took housewifery VERY seriously.