Happy Canada Day!

We have spent the day chilling at home.  Right now, you can find my hubby absolutely frustrated with me about our garbage problem and sitting in the corner of the garage reading his book.  The boys were crazy as usual and braved the cooler weather and played in the pool.  Brrrr….  


My in-laws gave Sanj this chime set for his graduation.  I love it.  Sanj kept warning me that it would drive me crazy.  I love the sound.  I find it calming and reminds me of summer and listening for the ice cream truck.  I loved a vanilla soft cone from the ice cream truck man.  It would be a great job to have… driving a truck that children eagerly waited for and then make them happy with their 25 cent ice cream cone.  Yum!

I made a ridiculously yummy breakfast  and now am making an equally yummy ( I hope) supper. My in-laws are home alone since Raj and family are off to Texas.  I am making chicken legs marinated in yogurt with Indian spices, garlic and some lemon.  On the side is corn on the cob, a potato casserole (you know the unhealthy one with sour cream and cheese etc) and I have some kabobs too.

I find this recipe for these mini peppers.  I didn’t have all the ingredients to make it to I may have to improvise.


Mini Sweet Stuffed Peppers



INGREDIENTS

1 pkg (681 g) PC Sweet Mini Peppers
½ cup (125 mL) PC MEMORIES OF Marrakech Couscous
1 small zucchini, chopped
½ cup (125 mL) PC Organics Grape Tomatoes halved
½ cup (125 mL) crumbled feta cheese
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped pitted PC Olives Whole Kalamata
1/3 cup (75 mL) PC Greek Yogurt Dressing With Feta Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat barbecue to medium heat. Grease a vegetable grill basket. Halve peppers lengthwise through the stems. Discard seeds and ribs. Set peppers aside, leaving stem attached.
2. Place couscous in large bowl. Bring ¾ cup (175 mL) water to a boil. Pour over couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Let stand uncovered for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
3. Stir in zucchini, tomatoes, cheese, green onions, olives and dressing. Spoon into pepper halves, dividing evenly and pressing stuffing gently into peppers. Place half of stuffed peppers in prepared grill basket. Place on barbecue. Close lid. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until softened and grill-marked. Transfer to serving platter. Repeat with remaining peppers. Serve sprinkled with chopped fresh chives, if desired.



All the prep work for supper is done.  I am feeling done too!  Time for a book.  My sister-in-law, Reg, gave me the first volume to Twilight.  I have kept it by my bedside, knowing full well not to allow myself the option of reading it before school was over.  Last night we went to the movies to see Grown Up and there were all these girls sitting or standing in a very long line to see the new release.  Wow!  This week is a good week for me to start it.  The older two boys are off on a Serve Trip for a week  ( a missions trip here in Ontario).  So, I am thinking that with the hot weather forecasted for this week that we will be poolside and  I will perhaps have some book time.


Have you read it?  Did you love it?  I feel out of the loop as to if  I am on Team Jacob or Team Edwards?  Usually I would know…  my friends insist I will be hooked!  When I was growing up, this was not  a book I would have been allowed to read!  🙂  My mom caught me reading Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret and told me I was not old enough yet! lol  (Trust me, I really was old enough… and the book was so harmless!!!)  Remember… “we must , we must increase out bust?”  Such a classic from childhood!!!


As I said, my older two are off on a Serve Trip.  This may be a rude awakening for them!  Work…  It is a 4 letter word!!!  Apparently, Sammy says he can work… when he choose too… hum…  This is silly  but this is the first time they will be away from home for so long.  They don’t seem bothered.  I know I shouldn’t be either… they are spreading their wings… I know.  I don’t have to really like it though!


Only 4 kids this week!  Wow!  Life is going to be a vacation this week!  I can drive a regular car if I want!  🙂  I am looking forward to hanging out with them!


My in-laws should be here soon.   I best get myself up and at em.  Happy Canada Day!  Hope yours was a nice one!



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