We made so many happy memories over Spring Break this year!
We missed these two little happy Easter "chicks" who live way too far away.
Yet our hearts and home were full with 15 grands and most of their parents celebrating together.
Easter treats adorned our Spring table. Another pinterest-ing idea, using mini-souffle cups instead of egg cups with grass and goodies.
Go ahead, pack a little grass in the cup, then add a festive cupcake paper and candies. Perfect little touch, use them all Spring long. You'll find they are loved by all ages!
We played at the park, Boise Discovery Center, and prayed for spurts of sunshine between rainstorms.
So, what's easy and fast when feeding crowds?
You got it, Sloppy Joes. Many associate it with Fall Halloween carnivals and parties, but I serve it year round, traditionally like my mom did.
Gege's Sloppy Joes
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Brown ground beef in a dutch oven. Drain well. Add all other ingredients and simmer till onion is soft and cooked, about 45 minutes. Serve on toasted buns.
Tip: This is a perfect slow-cooker meal. Brown meat and onions and add everything to a crockpot. Let cook on low for 4 hours and take to the park for an easy picnic entree.
Happy picnicking all!