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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Turkey Sloppy Joes

This is by no means a gourmet meal, but when you have hungry mouths to feed sometimes you come up with simple dishes.  I'm guessing other young mothers out there appreciate this as well?

In our house we call these "maidrites", which I'm pretty sure is just an Iowa thing, but for the sake of the rest of the world not knowing what I'm talking about today I'm calling them sloppy joes.  And I did put a little twist on the sauce for the meat.....so they are a bit different.

Even better?  This fed us for two meals so on day 2 I had no cooking to do!  They reheat perfectly and there were no complaints by any members of my family.

This dish is also a good one to take to busy families - ones with a new baby, have had a hardship or just need a pick-me-up.  Bring the meat over in a crock pot, along with a pack of hamburger buns and you're set.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

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2 lbs. ground turkey
1  c. ketchup
1/2. mustard
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. worcestershire sauce

1.  In a skillet brown the ground turkey until no longer pink and cooked through.  Drain off any excess grease.
2.  Add in the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and worcestershire sauce.  Simmer on low for 30 minutes.
3.  Eat immediately on hamburger buns, place in a crock pot to keep warm, or allow to cool and freeze for another meal.  Will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.

In other news...

1.  The husband and I just sat in the living room and watched our two year old take 2 HOURS to eat an orange slice.  Yep, we are THOSE parents who don't give in.  I have no idea why she wouldn't swallow it today, as she usually likes oranges, but she just quietly sat there chewing and chewing to the point where it eventually dissolved in her mouth.  We both thought she would fall asleep at the table since it should have been nap time but she didn't.  She never cried or complained to we just.....waited.

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  1. Looks amazing! Sloppy joes are one of my favorites my mama makes :)

  2. Yes on the newsletter! Here's something I'd love to see... ideas to use frequently leftover ingredients. For example, the 8 oz. of ricotta cheese currently in my refrigerator from lasagna.. Or the 4 oz. Of whipping cream from the pecan pie cookie filling. You get the idea... maybe there's an app??

  3. My Mom used to buy Manwich, which was way too sweet for me growing up - oh, and the fact that she added ONIONS to hers. Now I make my own - heavy on the vinegar, light on the brown sugar. YUM!