goodies :) + a coupon for a cause!

So, this week my tub arrived from Tara’s giveaway that I won!! It is absolutely beautiful!! Kim, at the Scarlett Boutique, did a GREAT job! There was also a fun little neck tie for Elton in the tub! He was so excited and he didn’t even mind wearing it for several hours. So sweet of Tara & Sadie to think of Elton too :)

Elton in his tie :)

*Remember, you can still vote for Elton in his photo contest by clicking here :)

On Monday night, hubby and I went and had sushi at our favorite sushi place. We also splurged and had dessert. I honestly think this is THE best dessert in town. If you have an “In The Raw” sushi restaurant close to you, I HIGHLY recommend going and getting the chocolate gateau! It is baked and has warm chocolate coming out of the middle… YUM

On Wednesday night, I made turkey and rice stuffed red peppers! My husband and brother thought they turned out great! Here is the recipe and two pics I snapped.

Serves/Makes: 4

4 red bell peppers, tops, ribs and seeds removed
1/2 pound ground turkey breast
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup corn fresh, canned, or thawed frozen
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons bread crumbs, preferably whole-grain

Preheat the oven to 400.

Taking care not to make any holes, cut a very thin slice off the bottom of each bell pepper, just enough to help them stand straight and solidly. Set aside.

For the filling, in a large bowl combine the turkey, rice, onion, garlic, corn, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Add beans, mixing in lightly with a fork so beans aren’t mashed. Set aside.

Divide the filling into four portions, packing each pepper with the mixture, mounding any extra at the top. Place stuffed peppers in a baking dish just large enough to hold them. Pour in 1 cup of water. Cover the dish with foil and bake in the center of the oven for 40 minutes.

In the meantime, combine cheese with the breadcrumbs in a small bowl. After 40 minutes of baking, uncover peppers. Sprinkle cheese/crumb mixture over top of each pepper. Continue baking the peppers, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until the peppers are soft when pierced with a knife but not collapsing. Let set until cool enough to eat, about 10 to 20 minutes; serve.

***I changed up the process a bit because I thought it would be quicker. I cooked the ground turkey in a skillet then added the other ingredients. I boiled the peppers on the stove as well. Once I stuffed them, I put the cheese and bread crumbs on top and broiled them for a few minutes in the oven! (I also did not put as much oregano as it called for..not a HUGE fan of a lot..)

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 249 cals, 5 g. total fat (2 g. sat fat), 505 mg. sod, 31 g. carb, 19 g. protein, 6 g. dietary fiber

This recipe from

The stuffing
The finished product!

I’m very happy today is FRIDAY :) We are planning to have another relaxing weekend! Tonight, hubby and I are going to some friends, Judd & Kristen’s, for dinner and to hang out. Tomorrow morning hubby is going to golf for a bit and I am going to help/hang with some friends who are having a garage sale. Tomorrow night, hubby and I are going to watch Lucy for a few hours while her mom and dad go to a wedding. That will be fun! :)

Anyone doing anything exciting this weekend? I cannot believe tomorrow is the first day of AUGUST! Where does time go?

If you need anything from The Gap, Banana & Old Navy you can click here to get a 30% off coupon. It is is only good until August 2nd. The best part about this is 5% of it goes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

have a good weekend!

xoxo ~ Megan


  1. says

    Oh my word…love the neck tie!! ITR is my fave…several weeks ago they had a banana cream cheesecake…it blew my socks off it was so good!

  2. says

    I love the Tub, i was thinking about getting one…

    The neck tie is too cute. I don't think my dog would leave it on for a second.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. says

    I am so going to have to try to start being brave and experiment with recipes and will DEFINITELY have to try this. Looks sooo yummy! And how cute is that tub, and even cuter is Elton in that tie, LOVE IT!! :)

  4. says

    girly I love stuffed peppers and I'll have to try this one- I'll give you my recipe for mine too.. that is if you like feta!

    That tie is AWESOME!!!!

  5. says

    I honestly don't know what is cuter – the tub or Elton in the tie. I love, love, love him! I wish we lived closer b/c Coco could totally date him – ha!

    Have a great weekend! The husband gets home in a few hours, so we're just going to hang out this weekend!

  6. says

    Love the tin… so cute! The stuffed peppers look SO good. I make dinner for my grandparents sometimes b/c they aren't doing well. My grandpaw had been requesting stuffed peepers. I'll have to try this recipe! Thanks.

  7. says

    That tie is just too adorable for words!! Doesn't he look like the dapper little gentleman. 😉 lol.

    And I LOVE stuffed red peppers. I have a recipe too I could give you, if you like couscous and feta!

  8. says

    That's my FAV dessert in town, too!! Love love love it! And I think I'm going to steal (1) the peanut butter balls recipe from the other day AND (2) this stuffed peppers recipe!! :) Loving the little neck tie!!!

  9. says

    There are no words for how adorable Elton is in that tie!! I LOVE ITR, it's the best! I've never had dessert there though, I'll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe, looks awesome!

  10. says

    I love that tub, I am going to have to visit her site!! It's so cute and those stuffed peppers looks yummy!! I think they are fun to make!!

  11. says

    I just bought a tub just like that for luciana's infant toys, check back later this week i'll post a pic. I love your personalized one! Thank-you for that recipe too, my husband will love it!

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