Another happy bonus occurred, since it's the third Saturday in August, it's International Geocaching Day, so another souvenir was obtained.
Taco-Stuffed PeppersI think these turned out well. The only thing missing from the experience was the crunch of the tacos.
- 2 peppers
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 1 package taco blend shredded cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Cut peppers in half vertically, scoop out seeds.
- Brown ground beef. Add taco seasoning, and cook.
- Place layer of cheese in peppers. Fill peppers with ground beef mixture. Top with additional cheese.
- Bake peppers for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Add additional taco toppings as desired.
I think it turned out well, and I hope that the winner enjoys what I put together.
Zucchini Walnut BreadI thought it tasted good. Tom, on the other hand, said he thought it should taste more like applesauce. WTF?
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually beat in sugar, then oil. Add flour mixture alternately with zucchini into the egg mixture. Stir in the raisins, walnuts, and vanilla. Pour batter into two 9 x 5 inch greased and lightly floured loaf pans.
- Bake on lowest rack of the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto racks to cool completely. To freeze, wrap loaves in plastic wrap, and then wrap in heavy freezer paper. Will keep indefinitely.