Recipe Monday

I have never really tried making a casserole of any kind so I was surprised this one came out really good.We adjusted it though, to our liking and it came out really great. 🙂

Hope you enjoy!

Recipe: Pillsbury’s Spicy Unstuffed Peppers Casserole

Summary: Recipe adjusted from Pillsbury’s Spicy Unstuffed Peppers Casserole


  • 1 box (6.2 oz) fast-cooking long-grain and wild rice mix (with seasoning packet)
  • 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large red, green or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained (We omitted this part)
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), finely chopped (We substituted green chilies for chipotles)
  • 1 can (12 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Jr. Golden Layers® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits


  1. 1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. 2. Cook rice as directed on package. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked. Remove beef from skillet; drain well.
  3. 3. In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook bell peppers in oil 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, chiles and cooked beef. Heat to boiling; remove from heat.
  4. 4. Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Spread cooked rice evenly in bottom of baking dish. Spoon hot beef mixture over rice. Top with biscuits. Bake immediately to ensure that bottoms of biscuits bake completely.
  5. 5. Bake uncovered 18 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated and biscuits are golden. (It was more than 20 minutes for us in order to get the biscuit bottoms fully cooked).

Preparation time: 25 minute(s)

Cooking time: 45 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8-10 depending on how many spoonfuls you pour out. 🙂

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Week recap

Traveling recap
Traveling recap from our recent move across the country (almost anyway).

To my new followers, I have not disappeared.

I have moved across the country (almost) and with that, have dealt with craziness.  It was not a three day move like originally planned due to some family issues but a one day, crazy car ride with a dog who slept and stuff packed to the brim.  And yes, we survived without really getting mad at each other! 😯

Our HHG should be here sometime this week so right now we are not homeless!! But we are without furniture and I am without a job (applications are out…).

It is just a weird transition for us right now.  M’s dad is getting older so we have moved in with him to take care of him while getting our finances straightened out in the midst of the transition.

It is a strange feeling that M is still active duty but does not go to work at all…our hound was confused during the first week here as she is accustomed to seeing him off early in the morning for PT.

M still does PT at 0630 at the school’s track in our neighborhood but not as intense due to his knee acting up a bit during the move here.

We have made great new friends here from the local Air Force base and we are still involved in the military community but also in the midst of becoming civilians after so many years.  M has been blessed with his first interview and waiting on his second interview for a job he applied for before the whole MEB/PEB process wrapped up.  Thankfully, we have a good amount in savings in the meantime and we are working on a new budget as we speak.

The weather is so different from what I’m used to but it is so welcoming! Cool mornings and cool evenings are just a blessing and there is green in this desert!

I will catch up soon but you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in the meantime! 🙂


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The most random things you find at Dollar Tree..


So M went to get his haircut yesterday and while waiting, I went to the nearby Dollar Tree.

I will say that I end up buying things when I’m there. I love Dollar Tree .

Anyway, I found krackel by Hershey’s there.  I have never heard of krackel and when M found out, he explained the diferences from other candy bars.

I think it’s just a random candy , the same way Mr. Goodbar is a random candy.  Both are no longer displayed in the checkout line or does it vary where you live?

Now I’m curious on that…

No in-depth post from me this week since we just completed our final move and are still trying to adjust.  Mainly in the realms of unpacking, moving furniture, etc.

Have a great Wednesday though even with the chaos. 🙂

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