Okay readers, I'm heading out for a little R&R, but I don't want to leave you without some dinner time inspiration, so here's what we did the last three days.
Day 1: Burgers and Fries
I bought a big package of ground beef and we had burgers with homemade French Fries. I used this recipe again for the fries and they were fantastic. I won't comment too much on how I make burgers because basically, I don't do anything to burgers. I just get my skillet blazing hot, gently remove the beef and poke it into a generally hamburger-ish shape and then plop it into the pan. I don't add onions or special spices or anything, just a little s/p at the end. One thing though: I like my burgers on English Muffins.
Day 2: Spaghetti and Meatballs
If you haven't read my meatball manifesto, check it out now. Max likes Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Day 3: SLOPPY JOES!
This is where it got exciting for me. I hadn't eaten a sloppy joe in years. I was staring into the fridge, looking at the leftover meatballs and sauce and thinking, how can I turn this into something that won't feel like a repeat? I wanted to use the leftovers because otherwise I'd have to throw them out before we went away and then it hit me like the voice of Zule from Ghostbusters: Sloppy Freakin' Joes!
I chopped up the mballs, combined them with the tomato sauce, added some peas, red onion, honey, vinegar, A1 sauce and a splash of Tabasco's new jalepeno sauce. (By the way, if you haven't tried the new Tabasco Jalepeno, do so immediately. I'm not a real big Tabasco Original guy, but I tried the jalepeno flavor at a Mexican restaurant and I liked it so much I stole the bottle.) (HEY! Two consecutive posts involving stealing. What's wrong with me?) I heated up the mixture lightly, topped it with a fried egg and served it on English muffins. I almost felt like I'd just come home from a Little League game! I definitely plan to experiment further with Grown Up Sloppy Joes.