Friday, October 19, 2007

How about a recipe?

Do you ever get that e-mail that says something like, "we all like recipes so take this e-mail, copy a new recipe, put this name in the number one spot, add your name....soon you'll have 36 new recipes!" I ALWAYS think, this would be a GREAT idea and send out a recipe...the problem is I NEVER get any recipes in return. I don't know if I send it to the wrong people or what, but I never seem to get those 36 recipes, I was promised in the original letter. All that said, I happened to get 2 of these e-mails this week, asking for a recipe and passing the "chain letter" along. I went ahead and sent everyone a recipe instead and decided not to pass it on this time.
So, I thought, why not post this recipe on my blog. I've already written it out 2 times this week, why not make it a third. The recipe I'm going to post today is for Sloppy Joe's. This recipe has been handed down from my great-grandmother, from generation to generation. It was a Sunday night staple for my family growing up(easy after church type supper) and now it is one of my kids favorite meals as well. Super easy, quick and real kid pleaser. So Enjoy!

1lb Ground Beef (cooked and drained of fat)
1C Ketchup
1/2 Onion, chopped fine
1tsp Mustard
1/3C Water
1/4C Apple Cider Vinegar (can use white vinegar too)
1-2Tbl Sugar

Cook the ground beef and drain the fat. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 10 minutes without a lid. Remove from heat and let stand for about 5 minutes (sauce will thicken slightly). Put on top of hamburger buns and enjoy!


SaraFrawley said...

Hey Bekah! I haven't talked to you in a while... WOW... you're homeschooling now... that's really great. I know it's something you'd be good at... everyone has their own cup of tea! I start working on Monday (Oct 22)... I'm excited... I just blogged about it... yeah, I have a blog... check it out! If you need help w/ anything, let me know.
See ya girl!

AfricaBleu said...

Here is a perfect crock-pot mashed potatoes one for you:

Peel and dice 3-5 lbs of potatoes.
Boil in salted water until fork soft. Drain water and mash with a masher. Add 1 8oz carton of sour cream, 1 8oz pkg cream cheese, 1 pkg dry ranch dressing, 1 stick of marg/butter. Stir together; use mixer to whip potatoes until smooth (if they are too dry/stiff, add a splash of milk). Transfer into a crock-pot, turn on "high" if dinner is in two hours or so; low if longer.

This is the dish my family makes me bring to every gathering. "Becky, you bring them yummy 'taters," they say. I like them because I can do them first and have them out of the way while I do other stuff.