Easy skillet spicy veggie, beef and rice? Yes, please!
(UPDATE: I originally posted this recipe last year, and it has become one of my family’s FAVORITE dishes. It’s healthy, fast to make and delicious!)
I am always looking for quick and yummy dishes, especially if there’s minimal clean-up, so when I found a recipe in my Facebook feed a few weeks ago, it sounded good, but I always like to tweak my recipes to my family’s taste. The original recipe is very low carb, but I have 3 locusts teenagers and wanted it to be a bit more filling, so I added brown rice. It was also WAY too hot and spicy for my wimpy family (and I include myself in there!) so I toned down the heat, too.
I did use parts of the original recipe but added my own twist to it, too, and it was a definite hit at my house, so it became easy skillet spicy veggie, beef and RICE.
It’s September. Is it beginning to feel like fall in your neck of the woods? Well, we don’t have fall here in Florida, so we just kind of pretend. 😉 If we put out real pumpkins or gourds they would rot within a few days, so we use lots of faux plastic decorations here. And, trust me, you don’t carve your Halloween pumpkin until October 30th here, either.
But, I LOVE fall! I love the rich, warm colors and the yummy flavors. Can we say pumpkin-spice everything? And one of the best things I have seen popping up in magazines and all over Pinterest are elegant fall pumpkin topiary pictures. They are every design imaginable and I WANT ONE. So, I decided to rope in my hubby and make our own. I am so proud of how they turned out and they were really easy to do.