Friday, August 27, 2010

Delma Turns Four

Oh, Delly. My girl, you are 4 years old today. That may not blow your mind, but it certainly blows mine. You have turned my world upside-down and inside-out and sideways and back again. You made me a mother, you made me a mommy. You are named Delma because only another Delma could fill the hole in my heart, mend the part of me that broke when I lost my mom, your namesake. You fixed me, and then some. You have filled me to bursting with more love than I thought was possible.

Happy 4th Birthday, Rabbit!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CEiMB: Sloppy Joes

Hi! Remember me? No? Well, yeah, so there's that. Anyhoo... I cooked! Actually I have been cooking and baking a bit lately. Not a ton, but a bit, and trying new recipes, but totally not having the energy to blog about it. Meh.

But! Hey, Sloppy Joes! This week's yummy Sloppy Joes pick for Craving Ellie in My Belly is from Chaya of Chaya's Comfy Food Blog.

Wait a second. I'm just watching last night's So You Think You Can Dance and that Lauren/Robbert dance routine with the pillow KILLED me. Holy crap. SO good!

OK, back to the Sloppy Joes... Loved this recipe! Delish. I halved the recipe, because I knew the Hattonettes wouldn't try it. They like their food unadulterated. No sauces. No stuff on their stuff or stuff touching their stuff. Sigh. Hopefully someday. But for now, for the most part the new recipes are for Josh and me. This recipe was very easy to cut, and I will make it again for sure. (Or maybe I should try a full batch and freezing leftovers?)

I used Morningstar Farms crumbles in place of the meat, which worked great. I don't know if that stuff would hold well in something like a meatloaf, but in this recipe it worked great. I used black-eyed peas for the beans. I didn't have any jalapeno or dry mustard, not sure how much of a difference it would make if I had used them. I'll try to remember to pick them up next time.

Thanks, Chaya, you picked a winner!