Monday, June 29, 2015

Recipe In Progress: Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

I saw a recipe for cheese steak stuffed peppers on Facebook and I had to try them.

This is really a recipe in progress because the creator had a great idea, but it does't come out quite the way you'd like it to.

9 oz. Steakumms

8 slices provolone or swiss or american cheese for purists.

2 large green bell peppers

1 medium sweet onion, sliced

6 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced ( used a whole box of sliced 'Shrooms)

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

salt and pepper, to taste


Slice green peppers and clean out seeds. Add a slice of cheese in the bottom

Caramelized the onions and then add the mushrooms.

Cook until mushrooms are browned and soft.
Add Steakumms and cook until they are done.

Stuff peppers with meat and mushroom mixture.
Top with cheese
Bake at 400 for about 20 - 30 minutes

I suggest after making these to roast the peppers while you're making the meat mixture because if you follow the recipe as is, those peppers will be quite crunchy!

So with a few changes, this recipe is a total winner.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Political Rant

I'm so sick of everyone saying that Obama has destroyed this country in his two  terms in office. That's basically depends on whose side you are on.

No president is perfect because no person is perfect, but I really hate that everything gets blamed on him, especially after the last bozo who held office.

If we really want to talk about who destroyed this country, let's talk about Sarah Palin and her tea party cronies. If it weren't for McCain's lack of vetting when it came to his VP candidate, she could have gone quietly away.

Instead we have this whack job who divided the republican party and then joined them making them ultra conservative and ultra Christian and ultra hate filled.

Before the tea party the two parties could sometimes work together. I'm not saying they were best buddies, but it was possible for them to work together, which is something that hasn't happened at all since Sarah's tea party loonies came to bed.

There has been more hatred and division in the last few years than ever before and the blame seems to be misguidedly placed.

Now if only we could deport Sarah to Russia, which she can apparently see from her house.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Top 10 Shows Of My Childhood

I've been feeling really nostalgic lately. Maybe it is because of my impending move. There's something about leaving the house you've live in for 41 years that makes you think of the past.

10. The Monkees: I discovered this show and the band long before Mtv brought them back in the mid-80s. Like most young girls from the 60s, I had a huge crush on Davy Jones, and I still haven't quite gotten over his death.

9. Red Dwarf; I picked up on this show between high school and college. I even have an mp3 of the Tongue Tied song, sung by Cat, Rimmer and Lister from Parallel Universe. It's smegging brilliant.

8. Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiago: I was hopelessly addicted to this PBS kids show, when I was probably too old to be watching stuff like this. The show started airing when I was a junior in high school. It was a geographical game show. And Rockapella were in it, and thus came my crush on Scott Leonard!

7. Wishbone: Another PBS favorite of mine. I even have a plush Wishbone. I just loved this show. It combined my love of books with my love of cute animals.

6. Solid Gold: Before there was Mtv there was Solid Gold an their slutty dancers bringing music into my world

5. Mama's Family: How can anyone not love this show? I don't know why it didn't last longer than it did. Vicki Lawrence and Carol Burnett...oh and Betty White too! Such a fun show!

4. Alf: How can you not love Alf? I've had a thing for aliens for along time it seems. I could never keep Alf around these days though, since he likes to eat cats!

3. The Facts Of Life: What girl didn't want to go to school with Jo, Blair, Tootie and Natalie at Eastland? I know I did!

2. The Jeffersons: A spin off of All In The Family, the Jeffersons was one of my favorite shows from the 70s and 80s. I still love watching reruns today.

1. Full House: I was totally in love with Danny Tanner from the time this show started until it ended. I have to admit I liked the earlier years before Jesse and Becky got married

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Taco Skillet

Taco Skillet

This is one of my favorite easy recipes. I usually make it according to the recipe that you can find on the Campbell's website.

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion (I like the frozen kind)
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup (Regular or Healthy Request®)
1(16 ounce) jar Pace® Picante Sauce  water
1 jar green chilis
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained.
6 each flour tortillas, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup shredded Mexican Cheese


Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat. 2Stir the soup, picante sauce, water, chilis, beans and tortillas in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir the beef mixture. Top with the cheese.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Top 10 Songs By The Monkees

Dave Swanson did a semi impressive list @ Ultimate Classic Rock but I think it could be improved on.

First of all, lets all agree that there are three songs that are synonymous with The Monkees and must be on this list.

1. I'm A Believer - which is a pure Neil Diamond classic. If you think of The Monkees, this is one song that likely will pop into your mind.

2. The Last Train To Clarksville - Boyce and Hart at their finest.

3. Daydream Believer - Davy's best song for the band hand's down and he had quiet a few great songs

4. Papa Gene's Blues - Papa Nez wrote the best songs.

5. The Door Into Summer - Another one by Papa Nez, country with a touch of psychedelia.

6. Randy Scouse Get - Another summer of love tune.

7. Shades Of Gray - And we don't mean 50 shades either. This song gives Peter a chance to shine, which he was seldom able to do.

8. Pleasant Valley Sunday - This is probably the most relevant song by the band. "Rows of houses that are all the same, and no one seems to care...."

9. The Porpoise Song - There was a lot of brilliant music on the soundtrack for the film, Head, but this song was by far the best of the bunch.

10. Someday Man - Not a huge single and often a forgotten track, this is another gem of Davy's that shouldn't be missed.