Trip to the Farm Stands, Hot Weather Meal Idea and My Mom’s Salad Dressing


We made our first trip to the farm stands out in Pungo today and we weren’t disappointed. Here are some pics of my haul:

I will be making peach muffins later today with some of the peaches. I am going to freeze the blackberries and strawberries. At some point this week, we’ll have the potatoes, probably roasted with herbs. The rest I will use up this week for our meals. Next week I will buy a half bushel of peaches to cut up and freeze. The sweet corn should be ready in another week or so ~ can’t wait for that. We’ll probably go just about every Saturday or Sunday to supplement our vegetable garden and to buy bigger quantities to put up for the winter.

It’s really hot today so I made a Chef’s salad for lunch. It’s easy to make, no recipe, and you can use whatever you like in your salads. I keep all the veggies separate since we all like different things in our salads.

Salad with Meat and Cheese:

Veggies to add to salad:

I also put out sliced hard boiled eggs, croutons and real bacon bits. None of us can agree on a salad dressing so everyone uses their favorite.

My Mom’s Quick Salad Dressing

2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oil (vegetable, canola, olive, use your favorite) I like canola in this recipe
2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Whisk all together and store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over salad and toss.

This dressing is not low calorie but it really hits the spot every once in awhile.

Happy Cooking!

My Mom’s Stuffed Peppers


I love my Mom’s stuffed peppers and so does our entire family. It’s a super easy recipe which I really like 😉 This is one of those recipes that I do from memory and I sometimes make more and sometimes less.

Cut green peppers:

Stuffed with meat filling and tomato sauce over top:

Baked and ready to eat:

My Mom’s Stuffed Peppers

3 large green peppers halved,  ribs and seeds removed
1 pound lean ground beef
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/4 cup raw rice
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. dried minced onion
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

Place halved peppers in baking dish.

Mix ground beef, tomato soup, rice, sugar, onions together in a large bowl. Stuff peppers evenly with this mixture. Pour tomato sauce over top of peppers. Cover and bake at 350º for 1 hour or until peppers are tender and meat is cooked through.


Happy Cooking!