So I was suppose to do pasta, but I got side tracked. I side track easily these days. I realize this is not working for me. Need to get back to be an uber mom and spend less time obsessing over food. Live life, not watch it on TV. Don’t panic folks, I am still going to post lots of recipes. And ramble endlessly. And visit you obsessively. Just going to try and ease off the amount of hours I spend doing it. It’s summer for pete’s sake. I need to get to the barn more and hang out with the horsey. Enjoy the garden. Be me, without being glued to the PC, TV or a cookbook. So toning down my laziness, and amping back up the energy level.
My daughter is going through some low energy as well. I am actually concerned. She has had some health issues in the past so it’s hard not to go into panic mode. I am sure it’s nothing but a little anemia. But to be safe we’re going in to see the doctor. I think she’s even concerned. I told her they’d be doing blood work which terrifies her, she has to lay down during it or she’ll pass out. Learned that the hard way. Like I said she grew up with a serious but not life threatening illness and she had alot of blood work done, lots of tests, and lots of nurses lying to her about whether it would hurt. Kiana is an anomaly, if you tell her the truth she is fine. If you lie to protect her, she will flip. Nurses have learned this the hard way. So when I told her she had to have blood work she said okay without hesitation. Well, she must be sick. She would never agree to that if she was in her right state of body and mind. She is tired all the time. Hopefully we figure it out. It’s very unlike her to be low energy. I’ll keep you posted. Sure it’s something minor.
So tonight I made some sloppy joes. I made them super spicy. If you don’t like things spicy then dial back the ingredients if you make this. I cannot stress enough THIS IS SUPER SPICY! Please dial it back if you can’t handle hot and spicy. So enjoy! Don’t hurt yourselves! Or your loved ones. Well, except those loved ones who pull stuff off kabobs. Those dudes should not be warned how hot these are. Karma baby! Lol!
Call the Fire Department Sloppy Joes:
1 1/2 pounds of hamburger
2 cups any variety of bell peppers, diced or chopped in food processor (I used red, yellow, and orange)
2 cups onions, mix of varieties, diced or chopped in food processor (I used red and white)
2 shallots, diced or chopped in food processor
5 small cloves of garlic, pressed with a garlic press
Himalayan Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup bulls eye BBQ sauce
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (I used classico roasted garlic and onion)
1 dash of hot sauce
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
In a large saute pan, cook your onion, and shallots for about 5 minutes in some olive oil.
Now add your hamburger to same pan and cook over medium heat.
Once it’s close to done toss in your peppers and continue to cook until hamburger and peppers are browning nicely. Juices should be running clear.
Add your spices, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, BBQ sauce and tomato sauce and cook for about 4 or 5 minutes over medium heat.
Add Parmesan cheese and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Spread over buns and serve with a smile.
Hope you enjoy. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy. Or at least some water or beer.
Toodles and smoochies my lovely readers. xx
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