Wartime Menu Challenge: March - Stuffed Green Peppers & More!

I tried one of the last menus I'll be making from March's set of menus. I made a lunch menu and once again served it for supper. I served it with my son's herb garlic bread to supplement it. It was a simple meal, and a couple children revolted (the baby ate it. ha!), but it was filling and healthy. It was a great way of stretching meat.

Here's the official menu:

Baked Green Peppers stuffed w/ Bacon, Onion, & Rice
Plum Kiss Pie

And the menu with some modifications:
Baked Green Peppers stuffed w/ Sausage, Onion, & Rice
Strawberry Kiss Pie

I had a bunch of sausage patties no one was eating, so instead of going out and buying bacon, I used the sausage instead. The filling was quite tasty! I added some salt and pepper, but that was it. My husband later added some Asian sauce to some of the leftovers and he said it was really good that way too. haha! I'll be honest. For some reason, I don't do well with stuffed vegetables. It takes a lot for me to choke them down. I don't know if it's the texture or what, but it's really sad. I feel like we miss out on a lot of yummy stuffed veg because of that!

The dessert was a type I'd never made before - a meringue! I followed the recipe, but plums are totally not in season right now, so I used strawberries. Not exactly the season, but close enough. And they were on sale.
The meringue recipe has vinegar in it, which I thought was interesting...

As I made this recipe, I was reminded of the Great British Bake Off when they made, was it a Pavlova? It was a meringue filled with cream and fruit and looked really good. The recipe didn't call for whipped cream, but I had some lurking in the fridge, so I couldn't resist!

 Strawberry Kiss Pie! It's more like a giant meringue sandwich with strawberries and cream inside.

The meringue was crunchy and chewy, sweet and tangy. The strawberries added just the right texture and note with the cream. This was really good! My whole family loved it, even though their initial reaction was of skepticism. My son claimed the last piece and ate it with relish today. I'd say that was a successful wartime recipe! It would be fun to try other kinds of fruit with this too. Like peaches! Or raspberries. Mmmm...


  1. Great Looking meal. I agree on the stuffing of vegetables. I tried a 30s recipe for a stuffed eggplant and eating it was near torture. I think part of it was because we were not eggplant people before . . . it was a first and a laughable memorable one too. I have done a stuffed onion with leftover ham, and more and that was great. Your meringue looks incredible. I wish mine would turn out that great, what's your secret? :)
    Jennie from theuglydame.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Jennie! Thanks for your comment. Yeah, you think tastes will change when you try a new recipe, but usually that's not the case. I'm glad it was a memorable experience! :-D About the meringue - thanks! It was my first ever time trying it. I have no idea what I did, so I guess I'll have to attribute it to the recipe. I've had daydreams about making it again, it was that good! I hope you give this one a try!


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