Today, I tried a recipe from Pinterest.

Trying a recipe from Pinterest is always an experiment, because they sometimes aren’t as good as you think they should be. Today I tried Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Bell Peppers. And I’ve never made any kind of stuffed bell pepper, but I’ve eaten them, and I know there is a fine balance between undercooked and overcooked bell pepper.

Well, they turned out pretty good. Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 package of the cheap Wal Mart roast beef lunch meat
  • 1 large onion
  • Four green bell peppers
  • about 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices of provolone cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic
  • Butter and oil

I put enough butter and oil into the pan to saute the onion. I didn’t dice it, but it was a little smaller than julienne cut. Add either garlic powder or minced garlic powder to taste at this step.
While that’s sauteing, slice up the whole package of roast beef into strips. Personally, I found that a pizza cutter worked really quickly and cut through several slices at once. Add the beef into the onions, and keep sauteing. At this point, season it to how it tastes good to you. I added probably 1/8th cup of Worcestershire sauce, a shake or two of paprika, and a couple shakes of salt. Stir the mixture up, turn it to low, cover, and let everything combine into deliciousness.

In the meantime, Preheat the oven to 400, and cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and take out the stem and seeds. lay them in a cake pan, and sprinkle a little cheddar cheese in the bottom. Spoon in the delicious meat mixture, and top each half bell pepper with a slice of provolone. Bake in the 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. The cheese will turn golden brown and melty.

There you go! It was delicious. I wish I had taken pictures. We had some friends over though, and it was great fun.

 

We’re on day 16 of being married, and things have leveled out some. Today was a new kind of sweet. It’s nice waking up next to your best friend. William has been working on and talking to God about what being the spiritual leader means, and the changes in him are really cool to see. Every day he grows in confidence and strength, and becomes more loving and more encouraging. I have so much respect for him. I’m one lucky girl.

 

Let me know if you try the recipe or have any questions on it!

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Mrs. Bohaty’s Magical Pasta Sauce

Hello!

Today, I’d like to share a recipe with you. It’s my own recipe…I like to embellish normal foods to make them awesome, and that’s what this is. Plus, I’m half Italian, so that helps.

 

Ingredients:

  • One jar or can of spaghetti sauce
  • 2  jars or cans of alfredo sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried Rosemary
  • Cayenne powder
  • Parmesan cheese

Essentially, combine the sauces, add the herbs to taste, and simmer for ten-fifteen minutes to combine. Serve over noodles, with parmesan cheese!

My husband loves the sauce, and I hope you do too! Let me know if you try it!

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Why I Want To Figuratively Murder People Who Misuse the Word Literally

Here’s a conversation my husband (gosh that’s fun to say!) and I had this morning.

The difference between figuratively and literally. This is both my pet peeve, and something I find hilariously funny. Literally, I laugh out loud. It’s figuratively the funniest thing in the world.

 

“I literally feel like a truck hit me.”

…..Dear Lord, I hope not! How are you talking? Why aren’t you in a hospital? ….Do you mean figuratively?

If I see literally misused one more time, I will go figuratively insane!

 

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What do you think, readers? Are you as bothered by this as I am? Does it make you figuratively want to tear your hair out? What are your grammar peeves, or grammar jokes?

What I’ve Learned About Weddings

-DO NOT pick a dress with beads under the arms.

Three days later you will still regret it.

During planning, you will wish you ran away to the beach.

 Don’t do it. When you’re sitting at your reception, surrounded by people who love you, the stress will be worth it.

Leave plenty of time between the ceremony and the reception.

It will drive your guests crazy. But it will give you a chance to enjoy your day, and to eat and get pictures without feeling rushed.

-Don’t skip the exit.

Seriously. Getting confetti thrown at you is the most fun thing ever!

-Plan at least a week for a honeymoon

This is our biggest regret. It would really have been nice to have some time just the two of us before the real world kicked in again.

I’m sure there’s more, but these were the biggest things! Happy weekend!

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5 Things I’ve Learned in Five Days of Marriage

Well, I’m married! And it has indeed been an adventure. I’m still pretty sure I don’t know precisely what I’m doing. Real life hit full force today, and actually….it was not as bad as expected. Being married is pretty nice so far! I’ve got a to-do list of things to do as long as my arm, and an apartment to unpack and clean up, and thank-you notes to write… and somehow all of these things seem so small. It’ll all fall together, and I’m not alone.

There are a few things that have been surprises in the first five days though, and I thought I would share them in case they might help some other people. Disclaimer: I write frankly. If you’re easily offended, turn back!

 

As awesome as it is, sex takes work!

A lot of work. I honestly had no clue how much effort it would be. I mean, I wasn’t naive or anything. And I read Christian sex books, and went through pre-marital counseling….and I still had no clue.

 

Go to a doctor before getting married

I didn’t think this was very important. It is. I’ll leave it there.

 

Being married makes you more vulnerable.

I don’t know if this is just me, I have a feeling it probably isn’t. I think that it might be because marriage involves two people becoming one. And that involves opening up, in every way possible. Vulnerability comes with the territory. I think I sort of knew that…. but that also seems to mean that it’s a LOT easier to hurt eachother, with things that would have barely gotten an eyebrow raise before.

 

The little things are just that.

This was sort of more something I learned the wedding day and the couple of days before that, and I’ll write the “what I learned about weddings” post later. But About two days before the wedding, I decided nothing was going to get to me. I was too blissfully happy. I just decided. And for the most part, it worked! Well, since the wedding, I’ve been making a conscious effort to continue that, and it’s been really neat. Focusing on how happy I and blessed we are, and then when bad things come up choosing not to let it ruffle my feathers but to instead turn to how happy we are and let that take over. It’s been really neat.

My next post will be about the wedding, but the final thing I’ve learned so far:

 

Get lots of sleep! Being married is tiring!