July 23, 2010

Stuffed Peppers

My coworker Patty is always talking about her mother's cooking (her mother's family is Sicilian and Northern Italian), and I have long been wanting to try it. My wish came true last week when Patty brought me one of her mom's homemade stuffed peppers.

And yea, it was very, very good. Green peppers can seem bitter to me sometimes when they're cooked, but this one was perfect. It still had bite and substance, but was easy to cut into as well. Stuffed with a moist, tender, gorgeous meatball, all under a river of red sauce ("gravy," as Patty's mom calls it). I don't care what you call it..it's delicious. A pleasant surprise on top: NO RICE INSIDE! I'm not a huge fan of rice, so I didn't miss this at all--more room for meat!!!

For all the wonderful restaurants and food carts and trucks, it just never really gets as good as home cooking, right?

Thanks, Patty, and Patty's mom!

1 comment:

Halcyon said...

That looks DELICIOUS! My husband makes them for me with fake meat. I am with you on the rice, don't usually like it - but when it's in the peppers it's ok b/c it's sort of crunchy. Yummmm!!!

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