Monday, September 20, 2010

Look Out, Rachel Ray

My Mom, who has always had a flair for the dramatic, is really starting to throw herself into her new role as star of my "Comfort Food" thread. Here is her latest guest post:
Hello bachelors! This is Mama talking. Last night I made Sloppy Joes from scratch, and so can YOU! It's really easy, so here's what to do...

Brown 1 pound of ground beef with a chopped onion. A tip so you won't tear up when you chop that onion is to rinse the unpeeled onion and your paring knife under cold water first. Use your cutting board so you don't cut your counter top. You gotta listen to Mama now!

Keep an eye on the meat and onion as it cooks. Once it's fully cooked, add 1 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard, a bit of garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Stir and simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Serve on fresh buns or bread.

I went apple pickin' today, so dessert was slightly warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm... Don't you wish you were eating with Mom last night?
Yes, it probably beat the cold Subway sandwich I had during pinochle night at my church. Too bad Mom couldn't bring her dish over!

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