Monday, May 26, 2014

Citrus Water {Punch}

This simple citrus drink is the perfect solution for pretty much any event.  Not overly sweet, but definitely stepping up a notch from your average water with lemon.  I view this as a somewhat mellow lemonade; perfect for kids and adults.

Citrus Water
Recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

2 Tbsp. citric acid
5 quarts water
2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. pure lemon extract
3 sliced lemons
3 sliced limes
crushed ice

In a large punch bowl, stir water, sugar, citric acid and lemon extract together.
Add sliced citrus and ice.

**Leaving the lemon and lime slices in the punch will make an overly sour, acidic taste.  If you have leftovers, remove them from the punch before storing.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites, and these colorful stuffed peppers are no exception.

I modified this recipe; adding potatoes, onions and cheese, and subbing swiss chard for spinach.  Feel free to switch around ingredients to suit your tastes.

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
Recipe modified from Stupid Easy Paleo

6 bell peppers
1 large baking potato
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 lb. hot italian sausage links
2 c. chopped swiss chard (or kale)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. chopped cheddar cheese
6 eggs

Cube potato and place in frying pan with 1/4 c. water.
Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook while prepping other ingredients.

Slice tops off peppers.
Remove stems, and chop remaining top portions into pieces.
Place peppers in a casserole dish and put in oven while it preheats to 400 degrees.

Remove lid from pan and add sausage, onions and pepper pieces.
When sausage is cooked, add in swiss chard, salt and pepper, and heat through.
Remove peppers from oven, and stuff evenly with sausage mixture.
Top with cheese, and crack and egg into each pepper.
Return to the oven for 20 minutes, or until eggs are set.