The stuffed pepper party train has left the station!

It’s time to throw down!  The week ain’t over yet, but you’re leady to let the dogs out.  Woof to the M-F’ing woof!  I suggest you get funky in the kitchen rather than unleash potentially rabid beasts onto the populace.  Sure it may not be as thrilling as sending cooped up canines out into your neighborhood to attack mailmen and Xanaxed housewives alike. You will however avoid a lawsuit and a stern warning from animal control.  Why not invite someone sexy over for a little party for two instead?  What better way to do that than with bell peppers, chicken and apples?  I do declare you are both in for a treat! Once you guys stuff yourselves with these aphrodisiac-stuffed peppers, it’s time for someone to get stuffed.  Don’t be surprised if those same dogs howl along with as you both scream pleasurable expletives into the night.

Total time: approximately 25 minutes
Projected cost: $5
Drinking Buddy: MO MOJO MOJITO

Ingredients (serves 2):
1. 1 tbsp CALIVIRGIN olive oil
2. 1 apple
3. 1 red bell pepper
4. 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
5. 2 chicken breasts
6. Jack cheese (at your discretion
7. 1 handful BASIL chopped finely
8. 2 tbsp fresh GINGER chopped coarsely
9. 1 handful raw PINE NUTS

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.  Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces and marinate with the basil and red wine vinegar (approx 15 min).  Brown in a pan (approx 3 min) and set aside.

Step 2
Chop the apple into thin slices, discarding core.  Saute the ginger with the olive oil.  Add the apples and cook until they reduce (approx 5 min).  Add the chicken and pine nuts and cook all together (approx 2 min).

Step 3
Slice the red bell pepper in half and remove the seeds and veins.  Stuff them with the chicken/apple.  Crown it all with cheese and bake in the oven until the cheese melts (approx 10 min).

Serve this fine ENTRÉE up with a nice SALAD or double the recipe if you’re hungry like a dog.

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