Welcome to Day 6 of the 31 Days of Slow Cooking. Today I’m featuring sloppy Joes.
The Imaginative One is a Boy Scout. For the past year, he’s tried to get all of the requirements done so that he can move up to first class. On Tuesday night, he met up with an Eagle Scout who helps with the troop to assure he has all the requirements done. Then once he got home from the meeting, he called the advisor who holds the Board of Review so that he could set up an appointment. Next Tuesday, he’s going to meet with the advisors so that they could determine if he’s ready to move up to first class. I’m so proud of him.
We also had his parent teacher conference. One thing about the Imaginative One is that he is a big reader. When he crossed over to Boy Scouts in February of 2015, he would read during the majority of the meetings instead of paying attention. As time passed, he has become more and more social. Anywho, Hubby was told that the teacher didn’t know if the Imaginative One was paying attention in class because he will socialize at times. It turns out the class is the English Language Arts class. One of his Boy Scouts buddies is in that class. I never thought I would hear that about the Imaginative One.
This is an easy recipe to put together in the slow cooker. Sloppy Joes are great for lunch or even dinner.
Once you make up a batch, freeze smaller portions so you can have sloppy Joes whenever you don’t feel like cooking. I did this before the Fourth of July. Then I ended up getting sick on the Fourth. Luckily I had the sloppy Joes in the freezer so the family still had a delicious meal on the Fourth of July.
Stars of the Recipe:
1 & ½ lbs. Ground beef, browned and drained
1 envelope onion soup mix or ¼ c. homemade onion soup mix
1 c. ketchup
1 c. water
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
Combine all ingredients except for buns in the slow cooker.
I am a special education teacher by day and a mother by night. Sort of like being a Superhero.
Lots of my stories are about my students or my two boys. Both keep me entertained.
Right now all I am hearing about from the students in my building are about the clowns that are “haunting” the schools. No one has seen these clowns but the students swear they are really out there. I’m not saying the clowns don’t exist. It’s just the students are obsessed about them. Some are downright scared of them. When I ask the students to quit talking about them, they think it’s because I am scared of them.
After 17 years in the teaching field, you realize trends and urban legends come and go. Two years ago, according to the students everyone had Ebola. Last year, it was the Watch Me trend and the Dab trend. Many years ago, we had the shaped bracelets that students traded. Then 3 years ago, we had the rubber bands you could make into bracelets.
It’s just so interesting to see what trends come and go.
One trend I wish would go is the sagging pants. It’s been going on for 10 years.
What are some trends you wish would make a comeback? Or what are some trends you wish would disappear?
This is one of Hubby’s favorite recipes.
We make an extra batch of the pulled pork and then freeze the extra portions for meal later on.
When I was in college back in the 1990’s, I worked at McDonald’s. I usually worked at the front counter, front drive-thru, or back drive through. Hubby knew I was someone special because I would take an order, take money, and be eating my dinner in the office next to the drive-thru all at the same time. He couldn’t believe I could multi-task like that.
One of the great benefits of working at McDonald’s was the free food. As a poor college student, it was greatly appreciated. I loved Big Macs and chicken nuggets with hot mustard sauce and sweet and sour sauce. Yes, I know chicken nuggets from McDonald’s are not real chicken nuggets.
The special sauce on the Big Mac’s was one of my favorite parts of the sandwich. I’ve made a homemade version of the special sauce. It’s absolutely delicious.
I made some cranberry relish for Thanksgiving. Yum!! Since my mom and I were the only 2 to eat some, I had plenty left to enjoy. I decided to make a grilled cheese sandwich with cranberry relish in the middle. It was delicious.
I have made these quesadillas a bunch of times, and easy time Hubby is impressed with them. Since I had some leftover chicken from the bbq chicken sandwiches, I decided to make these quesadillas. Once again, Hubby raved about them.
The boys ate plain cheese or cheese with bacon bits quesadillas instead of these delicious quesadillas. Oh well, it’s their loss!
On Saturday, I got a rotisserie chicken at Sam’s Club. We ate it for dinner on Saturday evening. Since we had some leftover chicken, I needed to figure out what I could make with them. I decided to make BBQ chicken sandwiches.