Last night I had quite the dinner experience that brought back a flood of memories from my growing up days. Do you have one meal that your mom used to make that you would always get excited about? I most definitely do and I think all 3 Nixon kids share the same opinion: on a summer night nothing beats a messy sloppy joe, corn on the cob slathered in butter, and crisp watermelon. I might as well have died and gone to heaven as a kid when I came home and this simple summer meal was in the making. Call it trashy, Rachael Ray'ish, or just too darn messy, but the combination of these 3 foods is like a match made in heaven.
There is nothing fancy about the sloppy joe recipe my family uses, just saute an onion and green bell pepper in a bit of butter, brown 1 lb. of ground beef, and top it off with the all-american Manwich. Maybe this childhood favorite subconsciously influenced my decision to make "sloppy jane's" on NFNS. Unfortunately, Martha Stewart was on the receiving end. (who by the way has 10 sloppy joe recipes on her website)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Posted by Kelsey at 10:13 AM