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January 18th, 2004

I bought another book on Japanese cooking techniques at the Barnes & Noble, along with a couple of mags, and another good cookbook called 'Fine Dining Louisiana Style'. It's a book I bought before as a gift and regretted giving it, after reading the recipies. It has recipies from the more famous and celebrated restaurants from the major areas, divided by geographic region (Plantation Country, Sportsman's Paradise, New Orleans Metro, New Orleans Northshore, etc.) It's one of the few books to have detailed recipes from places like Commander's Palace. I'm eager to try some of them. But, I won't count cookbooks against the 10 good books for me to read this year.

And, I bought some more African frogs for my fishtank. I'm up to 5 now, and 3 catfish, a Skunk Botia, a Tiger Barb, a big-ass snail, and some mutt fish that came from wal-mart.

Now, I'm going to stuff some Bellpeppers Louisiana-Style.

Because Cougar asked

Stuffed bellpeppers:

1 pound ground beef
1 medium pork chop
2 eggs
5 tablespoons grated parmasean
6 tablespoons tomato sauce
3 tablespoons oregano
1.5 cups celery
.5 teaspoon celery seed
1.5 cups white onion
.25 cups green onion
6 bellpeppers
2 cups cooked rice
salt/pepper/Tony Sachere's to taste

Cut the tops off the bellpeppers, then dice the tops into bits Scoop out the insides of the peppers and wash 'em out. Dice the celery, white onion, and green onion as well. Thaw the ground beef and dice the pork chop up well. Put all of the above, along with the cracked eggs and the seasoning, in a medium bowl and hand-mix together well. Spoon all of this into the bellpeppers, and then mound some more on the tops. Pack them as well as you can. Put all the bellpeppers into a microwave dish upright, and mix the tomato sauce and oregano in a little bowl. Spread this mess all over the tops of the peppers, and put the dish in the microwave. Cook for about half an hour on high power and be sure to turn it around halfway through. When it's done, put the parma on top and let it sit 3 minutes in the dish. Then eat with a fork and a very sharp knife.


Did someone set me up with a blind date or something? I've gotten almost a dozen of those particular types of spam in the past week or so. I'm really more of a call-girl type of guy than a blind-date type. Probably just spam, though.