I cannot count the number of times I’ve made and/or eaten Sloppy Joe. We ate sloppy joe frequently as children and it’s a goto dish when simple comfort food is ordered up.
If there is a gene that predisposes one to loving pickles and pickled food, then I have it in spades.
Sloppy Joes and its brethren, legitimate or not, are like other dishes of our collective youth that foster self-definition. That is to say that although you may eat many meatloaf in your life, Meatloaf - the capital M meatloaf is more often than not that of your youth. For many of us this is a good thing. Lasagna, Baked chicken and Goulash all fall into the same boat. In spite of the often sorry attempts to commercialize and homogenize Sloppy Joes this remains a dish where the strongest associations are those of our youth.
This sloppy joe melds the classic flavors of Chinese cuisine with the casual presentation of a sloppy joe.
If you are tired of ground beef sloppy joes or are looking to bring classic Korean flavors to the table, then this dish fits the bill.
This is a super simple slaw packed with flavor.
The mixture of tart and sweet apples provides a nice crunch to this salad/slaw.
It’s funny how food traditions begin and perpetuate. Is it conceivable that those that do not ingest pork and sauerkraut on New Years day suffer ill will in the coming year? The South didn’t get that message as the grocery stores overflow with Collard Greens, Hopping John and Ham hocks. Have you noticed the abundance of Brisket at the meat counter?
I’ve made a few changes to the blog recently - one of which is visible at the top of each recipe post - the Yum button.
This post was supposed to go out last week but the Christmas rush interceded.