Thanks to Caputo’s for sponsoring this post. Read on for an exclusive coupon code and a delicious recipe!
I am all about simplifying life, especially during the busy holiday season. One way I like to do so is ordering online, which I do for everything from my Christmas gifts to my groceries. Besides avoiding the crowds, less time walking around the grocery store and standing in lines means more time doing things like cuddling with my kiddos while we watch Christmas movies. With my kids getting older and quickly outgrowing cuddle time, this precious time together is a priority this season!
My husband on the other hand, loves going to the grocery store and wandering up and down the aisles. His favorite one is Caputo’s Fresh Markets, a family owned and operated grocery store with locations in the Chicago area. When we lived closer, our family would shop at the Naperville Caputo’s location often. My husband, a European immigrant, loves Caputo’s variety of imported specialties that remind him of home. He enjoys coming up with creative recipes to make from all of the new items he finds and he also likes to introduce the kids and I to all of the foods he loves and the recipes he grew up eating when he lived in Croatia as a boy.
I recently had a chance to meet a few of the Caputo’s family members and tour their Carol Stream location while I learned more about the history of the stores. I was surprised to find out just how much of their food is made in their on-site facility and then shipped fresh to all their stores daily. They make their own sausage, bakery items, deli items, and more! I also heard about how involved the whole family is in the day-to-day operations of the company and the time they spend choosing each of the items that they sell in their stores. They even have their own line of exclusive products named after the matriarch of their family.
There is really nothing like Caputo’s where we moved to but thankfully we are only an hour or so from their closest store and head out to the Naperville area often for various things so we can stop by when we are out there. I placed a click-and-collect online order Tuesday evening and we went together on Wednesday afternoon to pick it up. My husband wanted to walk around the store a bit before we grabbed the groceries I’d ordered for our special dinner but I think he soon discovered that
“wandering the aisles” with an infant isn’t as enjoyable as shopping solo and could see why ordering online is my preferred way to shop with kids in tow!
ShopCaputos.com makes online grocery shopping easy. You can search by item, by aisle or by the weekly sales and even quickly shop your past orders. I love how well-priced everything is at Caputo’s, too! You can check out my video below to see everything we ordered and I’m sharing the Slow Cooker Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers recipe my husband made as well! It’s the perfect meal to stick in the crockpot while you go about your evening!
Slow Cooker Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers
- 6 orange or yellow peppers
- 1 cup of uncooked rice
- 1 pound of sausage
- 1/2 pound of shrimp, thawed and shells removed
- 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes
- 1 small can of tomato paste
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. minced onion
- 1 tsp. parsley flakes
- Stir rice, sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, and seasonings together in a large bowl
- Cut the tops off of the peppers and take the seeds out
- Stuff the rice and sausage mixture into the peppers, dividing evenly
- Put the peppers in the crockpot, stuffed side up
- Whisk the tomato paste and water together and pour the liquid on top of and around the peppers
- Top each pepper with shredded cheese
- Cook 3 hours on high (or until temperature inside each pepper reaches at least 165 degrees)
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