The Burlingames

Chronicling the adventures of the B's

Category: Random

Taco-Stuffed Pepper Cups

by Megan

Lately, Dave and I, have been trying very hard to be more conscious of what we are putting in our bodies. We are trying to keep track of what we eat, eat healthier and just have a better lifestyle. However, in eating healthier, we don’t want to give up some our favorite yummy foods. So, we’ve been making some modifications and enjoying the ‘fruits of our labor’. :-) We have guestimated this recipe to be just shy of 300 calories for a half of a pepper cup.

Taco-Stuffed Pepper Cups


  • 3 medium green peppers
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 can (16oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 c. fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c. chopped tomato


  1. Preheat  oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the turkey and onion over medium heat until meant is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Cut peppers in half, clean out the seeds.
  4. Stir in beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 mins until headed through.
  6. Spoon into peppers.
  7. Place in an ungreased baking dish.
  8. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  9. Top with sour cream, cheese and tomato.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

by Megan

I made this for dinner last night, it is so incredibly time consuming to make but so incredibly yummy!!! We LOVE it!! I have found it works best to have everything prepared beforehand so you can add it as you go. We make a triple recipe each time and freeze a bunch. It takes a some time to prepare and cook. Here’s the recipe.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup


  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced onion
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 3 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. celery
  • 1/2 c. shredded carrot
  • 2 c. cooked wild rice (1/2 c. dry rice)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 c. half & half
  • 1.5 c. cooked & cubed chicken


  1. Melt butter in a skillet. Add onion until soft. Add flour to make a roux.
  2. Slowly add chicken broth. Make sure to get all the lumps out.
  3. Add celery and carrots. Cook until soft. Add cooked wild rice, salt, pepper, chicken and half & half.
  4. Simmer on low for 15-30 minutes to let all flavors mix together but do not let it come to a boil.


Delicious (or First Blood)

by Dave


Reeve 5k Memorial Walk/Run

by Megan

Reeve 5k Memorial Walk/Run
Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11-2pm

In memory of those who have gone before us. All proceeds go to Special Olympics.

Reeve Park – Reeve, WI
Near intersection of Barron County Roads “A” & “K”
Between Clear Lake & Prairie Farm, WI


Please park in the Reeve Church parking lot.
Reeve Church
205 1 ½ St.
Clear Lake, WI    54005

Registration Form & Couch-to-5k Training Schedule can be found on the Reeve EFC website.

Entry Fee:
$2.00 for the 100-yard dash

Age 5 years or younger = 100-yard dash
1st-5th Grade
6th-9th Grade
10th Grade – Adults

We will provide childcare with games and fun activities for those not participating in the 5k.

A light lunch will be provided.

There will be t-shirts available for those who want to purchase them. These t-shirts are not specific to the Reeve 5k, they are specific to my mom, Caron Paulson. She is who I’m running in memory of. Please view the pictures to see what the shirts will look like. The shirts are a light blue with white lettering.

Shirt Costs:
$14: S-XL
$15: 2XL-3XL
$11 for youth sizes

 If you are interested in ordering a shirt, please let me know what size you would like and mail a check to:
Megan Burlingame
1190 Main Street
St. Paul Park, MN  55071

Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns. I hope to see many of you there!!!

                               Here is the front of the shirt.                               

Here is the back of the shirt.



Disappointment Sets In (Again and Again)

by Dave

Breaking my jaw has had many downsides. Lately I’ve been especially hard hit by realizations that I’m missing out on some of my favorite food events throughout the year. Megan mentioned the State Fair the other day and my immediate reaction was sorrow: no bucket of cookies, deep-fried candy bar, or giant turkey legs for me this year. I think I’ll skip altogether.

Yesterday I received a reminder email that Famous Dave’s is having their annual free food for Dave event tomorrow. No free barbecue for me.

Tonight, while prepping for the upcoming fantasy football season, I was looking over my “to bring” list for the draft party and realized I don’t need money for pizza this year. My vices will have to be shakes, Mt. Dew, and  Dr. Pepper.

Only four more weeks. Sigh.