Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 14, Sloppy Joes

As good ol' Rico (from Hannah Montana) would say, "Hay-yoooooh" I'm back!  Thanks for all of your prayers and support for my sweet sister Hayley.  She is officially in Remission! What a miracle it is!  The disease that was attacking her kidneys is gone!   Her kidneys are pretty beat up, but we are hoping for continued progress and she will most likely be able to avoid a transplant. 

Life has been pretty crazy around here the past few weeks.  We started our own business back in January.  We have had the amazing blessing of too much work!  Its been hard to juggle it all but feel like we are starting to get our feet under us and will be able to handle the growth a little more in the next few months. 

5 kids has kept me plenty busy as well.  I'm enjoying having them near me and love spending time with them. I'm trying to soak it all in because next thing I know, they will be grown and gone.  I love being a mom to these sweet princesses.  We have so much fun together!  They love to help me cook and bake and are getting pretty good at it. 

Okay okay, enough rambling... on to the Sloppy Joes!!!  Its kid friendly week...still...  And here is a fabulous one.  This recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman. Love her!!!

Sloppy Joes

2 Tablespoons Butter
2-1/2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 whole Large Onion, Diced
1 whole Large Green Bell Pepper, Diced
5 cloves Garlic, Minced
1-1/2 cup Ketchup
1 cup Water
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
Worcestershire Sauce, To Taste
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste (optional)
Salt To Taste
Pepper, To Taste

Hamburger buns or rolls

Melt butter in a large skillet and toss in the ground beef or turkey.  Cook thoroughly until browned over medium heat.

Add onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, or until vegetables begin to get soft.

Stir in remaining ingredients to combine. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Spread rolls with butter and brown on a griddle or skillet. Spoon meat mixture over the rolls.

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