Easy Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Our town has the cutest farmer's market that we like strolling around on Saturday mornings. The hustle and bustle of all the farmer's and customers, the smells from fresh baked breads and desserts, and wandering without lists or concern for time makes for the perfect Saturday morning date. This past weekend we ended up buying four green bell peppers, which I turned into this Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe for dinner last night.
Ingredient List
4 Bell Peppers - any color
1 lb ground beef
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup cooked rice
Mozzarella cheese
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Brown ground beef and then add onion and garlic. Cook until onions are clear or see-through.
3. While the meat is browning, cut the tops off of your bell peppers and get all the seeds out. Set bell peppers aside.
4. Once meat is browned, add the cooked rice and 1 cup of the tomato sauce to the mixture. Stir.
5. Fill bell peppers with equal amount of beef and rice mixture.
6. Place filled bell peppers in an ungreased glass baking dish.
7. Top with the remaining tomato sauce.
8. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
9. Bake for 10 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and take off aluminum foil. Continue baking for 20 minutes, or until bell peppers are soft.
11. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella cheese.
12. Enjoy!
This Easy Stuffed Bell Pepper recipe is so easy to make on busy school nights when all you want to eat is ice cream. You don't do that? Neither do I. #exceptireallydo

First Detroit Tigers Game!

Khanh's birthday was September 7th (he's a quarter of a century old!) and we celebrated by going to our very first Tigers baseball game with my mom and her boyfriend. Oh my goodness! Why didn't anyone tell me how much fun professional baseball is? The fans, sounds, smells, and sights all won me over before we even stepped foot into Comerica Park. When attending a Tigers game, it's an unspoken rule that you have to take a picture with the 15-foot tall tiger sculpture in front of the main stadium entrance. There are actually nine over-sized tigers throughout the ballpark, including two at the top of the scoreboard.

Once we were inside the stadium, we walked all the way around to look at the various attractions offered. Some things for kids were a ferris wheel shaped like baseballs, a merry-go-round with nothing but tigers on it and simulated fast-pitch. When we got back to our seats, the Tigers were on the field warming up. This was happening right in front of us...

Are they stretching? 

 We were lucky enough to see Miguel Cabrera hit a home run and watch the Tigers beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1!

When we left I told Khanh that we definitely have attend a game again. We'll see you next year, Comerica.

Have you ever been to a professional sporting event and instantly fell in love with the sport?

Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Dinners around here tend to be redundant and pretty boring, if I'm being honest. We usually end up making either some sort of Ramen noodles (not to be confused with Top Ramen!), cereal, or spaghetti. One of my goals for this blog is to post at least two recipes per month. This will motivate and hold me accountable for accomplishing this goal - while learning how to cook!

Last month, Khanh found a mini meatloaf recipe online. Click here for the recipe!

This recipe was so easy and we had all of the ingredients on hand. That's my kind of dinner! (Not pictured is the ground beef or shredded cheese.)

This recipe makes eight mini meatloaves, which lasted us for two meals.

 I usually don't like eating leftovers, but these mini meatloaves reheated so well and made a perfect lunch the next day. We both agreed that this recipe should become a regular in the Dang household.

Give this mini meatloaf recipe a try and let me know what you think!

Catholic Ceremony with a Traditional Vietnamese Dress (Ao Dai)

I'm so excited to finally start blogging and share all the details with you about the best day of our lives! This is the first of many upcoming wedding posts. I'm going to start with the very last event during the week of our wedding - the Catholic ceremony. Don't mind the clarity of the photos. Neither of us had cameras so I am using photos from family members.

Since Khanh is from Vietnam and was raised in the Catholic church, we opted to have a Priest perform a Catholic ceremony the Monday after our traditional Christian ceremony (more on that later). We chose to have this ceremony while his parents were still in the U.S. because it was such a meaningful event to my mother-in-law. I wore a traditional Vietnamese dress, called an Ao Dai, that my mother-in-law actually made and brought with her from Vietnam. That was so special!

We opted not to have the traditional Catholic wedding since we got married two days prior. Instead, the Priest blessed our marriage in the Catholic church. He sprinkled Holy Water on our rings.

The Priest is Vietnamese as well, so he translated parts of the ceremony for my in-laws. That was extra special for them and the smile on my mother-in-laws face was absolutely priceless. We exchanged our vows and our first kiss as husband and wife (in the Catholic church.)

Ice cream was next up on our agenda that night! My in-laws each ordered a medium twist and were shocked at the size. That didn't stop them from eating it - cone and all! But first, we had to take a picture of us leaving the ceremony, which is a Vietnamese tradition.

Thank you to all of our family and friends that came to our very special Catholic wedding ceremony. Also a very special thank you to Khanh's dad and host-mom for being our witnesses.

I’m glad that we agreed to have two ceremonies and, if I could, I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat! 

Here's a bonus picture for you! This is the entire Ao Dai. The hat is a little too tight on my head and hurts which is why I wasn't wearing it for all the pictures. We were in such a rush that we didn't get any good pictures with the entire outfit.