Monday, July 11, 2016

Decadent Foods and Friends

On Saturday Bob, Auggie, and I went to Cape May to see friends and had a blast. What a whirlwind time this summer has been! Sunday was daughter Catherine's birthday, and we celebrated with lots of food including Sausage Bites from Emily (which I unfortunately neglected to photograph,) plus these treats:
A giant bun with homemade Sloppy Joe...
...and a white cake, iced and surrounded by Twix candy bars and covered in M & Ms. Can you tell that the theme of the party was Decadent Foods?

On Monday I met up with my friend, April for lunch at Cracker Barrel, presenting her with a band that reads True Friends Are Always Together In Spirit. It was so good to see her!

Catherine asked me to post the Classic Sloppy Joe recipe, so here it is.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup Heinz® Tomato Ketchup 
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Heinz® Worcestershire Sauce 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper. 
  • 8 sandwich bun

  • Instructions
  • 1. Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat. Cook onion and pepper for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Add beef to the pan. Cook, stirring until browned, about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off fat.
  • 3. Stir in Ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve on sandwich buns.
  • For a giant Sloppy Joe, double the above recipe. 4. For the giant bun, bake two loaves of bread in greased 9" cake pans. I doubled this recipe for my version. Allow to cool, then trim off about an inch from the top of one loaf for the bottom part of the bun. Spoon lots of Sloppy Joe mixture on the bottom of the bun, then top with the uncut loaf of bread.

  • Enjoy!

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