This was another case of cooking by committee.
My friend, Carol, had gifted me a
bunch of green peppers.
I posed the question on Facebook,
what to do with them?
Stuff them was the unanimous response
but I really didn't want to go the traditional
ground beef/rice route.
Someone suggested a vegetarian twist with black beans.
Hm, Aggie (of Aggie's Kitchen fame)
has a black bean burrito recipe that
I thought I could use as a jumping off point.
Here's what I did;
a few cloves of garlic
a diced butternut squash
a diced sweet potato
and some zucchini.
Combined that with
a can of rinsed and drained black beans,
some leftover quinoa
and some shredded cheddar cheese.
I covered them with foil to bake.
I wanted the steam from cooking to soften the
peppers a bit.
I took the foil off the last 10 minutes or so.
Some red pepper flakes would have been good in there
but I wanted to send some home with Carol
and she's not quite into the heat
to the extent I am.
They say your sense of taste
dulls a bit as you get older.
As does your sense of smell.
Excuse me, I need to go cry in my beer.