It is rare that I put something on the dinner table and ALL 5 OF US LIKE IT! In fact, I’m not sure the last time that happened so I had to share my successful experiment.
One of my favorite recipes to fix for the family is Gina and Pat Neely’s sloppy joe recipe. It tastes like the traditional sloppy joe (traditional meaning the one out of the can that I ate as a child) but it is made from scratch with a few “hidden” vegetables (often I use lean turkey meat).
Last night we got home past our normal dinner time and the cupboard was light on groceries. I had leftover sloppy joe in the freezer, cooked earlier in the week, but no buns.
vultures kids looked on with hungry eyes I threw them a graham cracker and grabbed the Bisquick.
My 4-year-old would not be convinced to exit the kitchen as dinner was made so I put her to work! First Anna Kate and followed the biscuit recipe on the side of the Bisquick box. Then, we sprayed a large muffin tin (holds 12 muffins) with butter flavored Pam. Next we scooped a large tablespoon of batter in the bottom of each muffin cup and sort-of stretched it out over the bottom.
Next we layered a scoop of sloppy joe mix, a sprinkle of cheddar cheese, then another dollop of biscuit mix and put our Joe muffins in the oven at 450 degrees for 9 minutes.
I served our new idea with a papaya I have had in the refrigerator for a week (I was not sure what to do with it… it was my first papaya purchase, but I find that dinner desperation often leads to bravery at my house- I’ll try anything).
Voila! The plates were cleaned and all were happy.