Surprises & Stuffed Peppers
Let me start this post by saying I am so excited to make a new playlist for the Zooma half marathon after listening to all the great songs you guys suggested! You all are obviously way cooler than me and I appreciate you bringing me up to speed on some good running music. I can’t wait to jam out during the race to some new tunes! Thank you!
After a 5 mile run this morning and a crazy busy workday it was time to exhale and head home at 5 o’clock. I’m working on a few projects this week that have me a little stressed out. Dave knows I am trying to just make it through this work week alive, so he had a sweet little surprise waiting for me when I got home today.
That would be a glass of white wine, a welcome home note and a smiley face made out of cookies. He stuffed a mini reese’s in between 2 Famous Amos cookies for the eyes and used animal crackers for the mouth and nose. I put the ‘eyes’ in the microwave and gobbled them up after they were warm and melty. It was sinful. But if lovin’ a cookie smiley face is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. Ever.
I poured the wine in a red solo cup like the classy lady I am and drank it while we took the dogs for a 1.5 mile walk. It was a small surprise, but it made me smile and more importantly – it helped me forget about the stresses of work and enjoy my evening!
Obviously, my afternoon snack wasn’t the healthiest so I had to make up for it with a healthy dinner. I made stuffed peppers, which Dave originally declared he didn’t like. FYI: He’s eating his 3rd stuffed pepper of the night right now.
I got the idea from Pinterest (where all good ideas come from) and it was a win-nah! I changed the recipe up slightly by adding more veggies and omitting some things like cilantro, but you can see the original recipe here. The above pepper is topped with melted cheese and reduced fat sour cream.
It was a little bit involved for a weeknight meal (I’m lazy, so take that into consideration), but totally worth it. It was full of flavor and I think it will make for great leftovers…assuming Dave doesn’t eat all of them tonight. He just told me how much he loves stuffed peppers. My, how quickly things can change.
Now, you tell me:
What made you smile today?
What’s the best recipe you’ve found on Pinterest! Please share the love!