Mexican Stuffed Peppers/ My week in 10

I haven't done my week in 10 in about a month or so! Man Carrie, get with it!

Here is a sneak peek into my week... in no special order!

1) Mads took her first steps!! Seriously... she's 9 1/2 months old. Can we slow down please?

2) Heat wave this week! YUK. Hubs finally decided to pull the AC's only to find they did not work! I suffered the first day in a house that reached 88... 88! While it was 90+ outside and extremely humid feeling like it was 100+.

3) Hubs has decided that he does not want store bought breads and tortillas anymore... that I should make them for us. My response "you make the bread and then get back to me....."

4) HUBS BAKED BREAD. And it was good! I felt pressured to one up him so this week even in the heat wave I have been baking bread every other day! Not sure how I feel about this....

5) My little Sis got a job close by so she has been staying with us to cut down on her commute. It's been fun, the kids love their Auntie and I'm having fun getting "girl time"... though she makes me drink. Damn you 21 yr olds... I can't keep up with that!

6) My Cousin Dustin graduated from High School. I'm so proud of him, he didn't have the easiest start to life and now he is going to beat all the odds and prove people wrong. Come August he leaves for Basic Training... and will officially be a Marine!

7) We had another Graduation party to attend on Sunday up in West Leb for my Husbands cousin Hayley. As always parties with his family ended in a fun time. I'm quite lucky to have married into a family  I actually like!

8) My one year blog birthday is coming up next week! Who would have thought I'd stick with this?! To celebrate I have a new original recipe, I have teamed up with 2 HUGE companies for a giveaway that has a $185 value for you all!!!..... AND I have a product review of something even bigger!

9) I though I was going to need stitches the other day after stepping on  a major piece of glass... I pretty much still walk funny and it hurts like a *****. I've never bled that much before, I'm pretty sure Owen almost fainted!

10) And of course my week isn't complete with out a poop story...Chase. Have a blast with his brother in the kiddie pool... splashing having the time of their lives. That is until I look over and see that the water was VERY brown. Little turd muffin pooped his pants and continued to play in the pool. WHO DOES THIS!? Only my lovely dirty 3 yr old. That's who.

So there you have it... 10 things from my week.  I bet your jealous, since I have such an exciting life right?!

Now on to some food!

The other day I spotted a recipe for Stuffed peppers on Julie's blog which got me craving stuffed peppers like crazy!!!

Days I thought about those peppers, so I finally whipped them up my version of a stuffed peppers for my sister and I while she was staying with us.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers


6 large bell peppers ( you can use any color you'd like I stuck with red and green) 
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 16 oz can of black beans drained and rinsed
1 can of Rotel
1 lime juiced
2 large cooked diced or shredded chicken breasts
1 cup of corn
1 1/2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
1 tbs of  your favorite taco seasoning ( I used Mystic Blue Spice's  Chipotle Taco seasoning)
1/2 tsp salt
1 jalapeno pepper sliced
sliced scallions for garnish


Preheat oven to 350.

Core your peppers with a paring knife remove just the tops, seeds, and any white pulpy stuff.

Place cored peppers into a large baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl combine, rice, beans, Rotel, lime juice, chicken, corn, cheddar cheese, taco seasoning, and salt.

Stuff each pepper with your filling.

Top with Monterrey jack cheese and jalapeno slices.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is bubbly.

Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before enjoying!




  1. i LOVE stuffed peppers but rarely eat them since my husband hates bell peppers. i need to remember to make these for myself next time he's working late or out of town - they look fab. and i love reading your ten things - too fun!

  2. Way to go for you husband for making bread! I was impressed just by reading it. As for you making it in the humid heat, wowsers! (I was reading and thinking, Shoot, 88 isn't that bad... but I forgot 88 in humidity KILLS 110 dry.) And excited to hear about your little cousin. My brother had a rough start to life and his time in the military helped him become a man -- and a respectable one at that. I hope Dustin has a wonderful and SAFE experience, both physically and emotionally.

  3. My mouth is watering with those peppers! And yay for first steps!

  4. I'm so jealous of your fun life! What an adventure, especially with the whole poop situation. Hope your foot is doing better btw!

    And these peppers, man oh man! I was drooling over Julie's post when she had it up and now I'm drooling again!

  5. What a fun post! I want my husband to bake bread for me.

  6. Very cute pictures!
    I love stuffed peppers. My Mom used to make them and hers were just amazing. I love the Mexican twist on the classic. Very yummy!

  7. Congrats! The pictures and the food are

  8. Thank you so much for posting this great recipe. I made it tonight (substituted a small can of tomato sauce for the rotel and skipped the jalapeno peppers). I love, love, loved it! I've recently made the switch to brown rice for my family, so I appreciated another great use for it. The flavor was spot on. The only thing I'll do differently is lightly blanch the bell peppers prior to stuffing. They still had too much of a bite even after 30 minutes in the oven. Wooo, long comment. Sorry!!

  9. You can use a minced meet as a fill as well,it's nice as well.