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Sunday, June 26, 2011

A "Stuffed" Dinner

Before I get into my "stuffed" dinner, aren't these cupcake potholders and recipe cards adorable?  They went out to 4 lucky readers on Facebook today.  Yeah, if you aren't a fan of Sweet & Savory on Facebook yet, you need to get into the game.  I'm giving away stuff like this all summer!

Don't get your panties in a bunch...I'm giving away goodies on here too.

But, becoming a friend on Facebook doubles your chances.  Just sayin'.

We've had a nice relaxing weekend.  I've done a lot of cleaning, grilling, and quality kiddo time.  Yesterday we took the little man out on the river.  I'm pretty sure he is the only person who can pull off a onesie life jacket and look cute.

For some reason I've been dreaming up this stuffed tomato recipe for awhile now.  Think stuffed pepper, but tomato instead.  They are so easy to whip up, and we just threw them on the grill with the rest of our dinner.  There is no sense in heating up the oven if not needed.

We also tried Ore-Ida's new sweet potato fries courtesy of Foodbuzz and their Tastemaker program.  I would definitely buy these again, even if they weren't FREE!  I was only disappointed that we didn't cook up the whole bag, as we all wanted more.

Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes
2 large tomatoes, cored and seeded
1 c. cooked brown rice (mix in 2 T. garlic with the cooking water)
1/2 c. cream cheese
1/4 c. mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. crushed tomatoes

Core out two large tomatoes and remove all pulp and seeds.  Place on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle insides of the tomatoes with salt and pepper.  Mix all remaining ingredients and stuff into the tomatoes.  Place baking sheet on upper rack of grill (of wherever there is low heat).  Grill for 20 minutes, or until tomatoes soften and cheese melts.

I also stuffed our burgers with pepper jack cheese and a little Lawry's seasoning.  After this shot I laid another piece of burger on top, sealed the edges, pressed them together and called it good.  Pretty sure all our burgers will be getting stuffed this summer...

Tomorrow starts another work week, but I am much less stressed about it, as I just can't say it enough, "I'm part-time!".  Sorry, if you are getting annoyed with me saying that, but it just makes me so happy.  I've been waiting a LONG time for things to turn around and it finally has.


Would you like to comment?

  1. I love sweet potato fries, yummy.

  2. Mmmmm, stuffed burgers sound great! The cheese would get all melty and delish!

  3. These look so yummy! I love the cupcake items. I actually thought that they would be a good idea for Kenz and her cake business. They were so cute.

    Love your recipes. The pictures make me drool.

  4. mmm stuffed burgers! lucky me!

  5. **you

    i could only be so lucky! haha

  6. Yum! I love stuffed burgers! And your little one is adorable!

  7. Yay for being able to work part-time! I would love to do that in order to be home more with my son!

  8. My mum had once made stuffed tomatoes for us and I've never gotten around to trying them for myself. Now that you've shared this wonderful recipe. I think I'll give it a try! Thanks! The whole meal looks wonderful!