I can tell summer’s in the air. Since working in frantic mode on the back yard, the lull is hitting. I can feel myself unwinding, with the biggest challenge desired being, what kind of coffee will I brew today, and where shall I have it? 🙂
I just desire to feel the sunshine on my arms and the wind in my face. Have you caught summer fever yet?
I don’t have a traditional DIY today, but this one came by complete surprise.
Yesterday I was out front, sanding some wood, when my neighbour Janette stopped by for a quick hello.
The conversation swung to food, when I voiced my desire that I’d love it if someone could cook gluten free for me.
I’m not a foodie and fully admit it. If you held up a power tool or a bag of groceries and a recipe book, the tool would win so fast you wouldn’t have time to blink.
Anyway, today at dinnertime, Janette called me on the phone and asked me to come to her front door right away. Leaping into my… bare feet, I quickly tip toed over the rocks and road, not knowing what to expect.
I was greeted with foil covering a casserole dish. And inside it was the most amazing, delicious gluten free dinner EVER!
I wolfed it down so fast, no salad was even in the picture. Maybe next time… it isn’t every day someone else cooks for you!
Since posting this on Instagram, recipe lovers desired to know the details.. so today, I bring you Gluten free bell pepper mini meatloaves.
So… it’s really like big meat balls topped with cheese, with a slight sweet and sour flavour burst. But I will say, the red pepper ring really struck a chord. It’s so tasty, and wouldn’t be the same without it.
I’m sorry you don’t have a Janette to make it for you, but here’s the next best thing… 🙂
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oats
- ⅓ cup milk
- garlic powder
- salt & pepper
- ½ cup chopped onions
- 3 red and / or orange bell peppers
- cheese slices
- Slice bell peppers approx. ½ inch thick, until you have 8 slices. (3 peppers)
- Stuff raw meatloaf mix into pepper slices, and place in a greased 9 x 13 meat loaf pan.
- Brush a little ketchup / mustard mix on top of each.
- Optional: Add other desired spices.
- Bake 350 for 40 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, slice your favourite cheese, and place on top for last 10 minutes.
- Serve with a bed of white rice.
- 2 slices for myself proved to be very filling!
I’m playing with the idea of making her a sign… that reads Take Out / 24 hours.
Think it’ll work in my favour?!
What’s your fav summer recipe? Feel free to link to it in comments, I’d love to check it out! It may entice me to… cook…