I cut the top from the six largest bells I had and pulled out the core and seeds and removed any remaining ribs. Seed saving was going on as I did this (of course)....The now hollow peppers were put on a steaming tray in a large pot with an inch of boiling water and steamed for 10 minutes...then sat on a rack to cool.
In a large pot, I put 3 tbsp olive oil, then over medium high heat, sauteed half a large sweet onion, chopped into small-medium chunks, 2 minced cloves of garlic, and the useable flesh from the removed pepper tops, as well as three additional sweet peppers, cut into small cubes, until tender. I then added a medium large zucchini cut into bite sized pieces and 3 medium sized slender eggplant, peeled and also cut into bite sized pieces. 1 tsp salt, a few grinds of pepper, and half tsp red pepper flakes went in and I continued the saute, with frequent stirring, for 6-7 minutes, until the eggplant and squash softened. I then added two large tomatoes cut into bite sized pieces, stirred until blended, then a good amount of chopped fresh basil, as well as about a cup of the liquid from salsa that was at the end of its useful life (very few chunks left)....then 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice - stirred it all up and heated it through.
I placed the peppers open side up in a glass baking dish, then firmly filled the peppers with the rice/veggie filling until as full as possible (I still had 1 cup or so of the filling remaining, which will make a nice lunch warmed over!). I topped the peppers with a mixture of grated sharp cheddar and bread crumbs, sprayed with olive oil, put 1/2 cup water into the baking dish, covered, and baked for 30 minutes at 350. I removed the top for the last 10 minutes, then put them under the broiler for a few minutes to nicely brown........
Pretty healthy - no meat, no eggs, just some rice and a tad of olive oil and a dash of bread crumbs and cheese - and very satisfying, well flavored and filling! This is a pretty flexible recipe that can be modified endlessly to suit your tastes, I am sure!
As far as gardening work today, just watering....tomorrow I must pick and water some more. What I did accomplish today was to clean my office.....finally! All of my seed collection is now easily accessible - for the first time ever!