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Shopping Around the World

Shopping Around the World

Shopping Around the World

This is the April edition of SATW started by Piglove and Fozziemum.  We needed to look for two items and the makings for a favourite dish.  We also were to talk about the cost of heating the house and the temperature.

I like a nice warm house….kitty cozy…as Shoko and Kali do.  Hubby sweats if its the way we like it so we have compromised at 70F (21C) during the day and 65F (18C) at night, when we’re in bed.  We are on the equal payment plan and the house is heated with natural gas.  Natural gas costs us $82 a month.  Two months ago the gas went from $69 to $82….a large jump.  Hydro, though not normally used to heat the house, is $62 on equal payment.

 

Random Item: Alcan Aluminum Foil (alcan) is an excellent brand in British Columbia.
50 feet

Alcan Aluminum Foil  50 feet

Alcan Aluminum Foil 50 feet

$1.98 on sale.

Meat: Boneless Skinless Chicky Boobs….no, no Shoks….for other peeps its Chicken Breasts…but I like the sound of chicky boobs better mom. We’ll talk about it later, Shoks. OK

boneless skinless chicen boo...reasts

boneless skinless chicken boo…reasts

The Chicken Breasts are $4.48 a pound, on sale.

Now for the favourite dish. I was just going to give you the ingredients and prices but decided to give you the recipe….its THAT good. I found this recipe in a magazine of Canadian Living/ May 2015, in the doctors office and decided to try it. I had the receptionist copy it out.  Instead of me ripping it out and denying everyone else the recipe as I’ve been known to do when I’m in a hurry.

Mediterranean Baked Peppers:

Halve and core 2 sweet peppers (red and orange or yellow…just for appearance); cut each half into thirds. In bowl,toss together peppers; 2tsp olive oil; 1 small clove garlic, thinly sliced; 1/2 tsp dried oregano; 1/4 tsp grated lemon zest. and pinch each of salt and pepper. Arrange in a 1 to 2 cup baking dish; sprinkle with 1/3 cup of crumbled or chopped feta cheese. Bake in 425 F oven until peppers are tender, about 20 minutes Sprinkle with 1 tblsp chopped fresh parsley and drizzle with 1 tsp lemon juice.

Makes 4 servings per serving….71 cal,3 grams protein, 5 grams fat and 5 grams carb.

This was delish and easy to make. Bell Peppers are a good source of Vit A and C.

PRICES:
Feta Cheese….$5.99 for 400 grams

feta cheese

feta cheese

Red and Orange Bell Peppers……$3.77 a pound

sweet peppers

sweet peppers

Sorry no picture of the finished recipe.  When I realized I needed a picture….there were 2 pieces of peppers left.  However, the dish is very attractive and appetizing.