Sometimes I have a day that feels like every hour was made up of waiting for something that- in the end- never even happened... and then I go to bed knowing that the next day will be pretty much the same thing.
Sometimes I could swear that my kids never open their mouths unless it's to yell, argue, or complain.
|Don't let the smiles fool you, they were fighting over who got to push pretty much 5 minutes later|
Sometimes, at the end of a day that included all of the above, all that's left to do is send the kids outside to play, open up a beer, and make Crabby Day Sloppy Joes.
Crabby Day Sloppy Joes
Makes enough for about 6 very sloppy sandwiches
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
shot of beer
1/2 cup water
3 TBS tomato paste
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS molassas
1 TBS coarse mustard
1-2 squirts liquid smoke
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
a few grinds fresh black pepper
(warm or toasted hamburger buns, too)
In a large pan, brown ground beef and diced onions. Deglaze with a shot of beer (or red wine, or water), then add tomato paste, Worcestershire, molasses, mustard, liquid smoke, garlic powder, S&P. Stir until tomato paste is dissolved (adding up to 1/2 cup of water to make a sauce that's a little on the thin side), cover, and simmer on low for ~20 mins or until sauce has thickened.
Heap on buns and serve with good chips or fresh potato salad and pickles.