What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters.
Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?
Share what’s on your plate!
Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.
What’s on MY Plate?
My top four favorite foods are Salad, Sandwiches, Soup, and Steak, not necessarily in that order. Those are the foods I look to when examining a new restaurant menu or when thinking up a dinner plan. And Sloppy Joe’s are probably one of the easiest sandwiches one can make.
However, the problem with Sloppy Joes is that they are usually sweet. And hubs does not like sweet food. He likes pineapple and he likes pizza, but he doesn’t like them together. I learned that early on.
Another problem with traditional Sloppy Joes is that they can get soggy — fast. Usually served on spongy hamburger buns, the bread just can’t hold up to the sauce.
So, after 16 years of marriage and maybe two dinners of Sloppy Joes, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Sloppy Joes are so easy, surely we can make them more palatable for the hubs and less soggy for the rest of us.
So we did. Here’s how:
- Trick #1 – omit the sugar
- Trick #2 – no ketchup allowed
- Trick #3 – use hoagie buns which are more dense than hamburger buns
All my tricks worked and hubs gave this dinner two thumbs up. It didn’t hurt that there were yummy side salads: greens and fruit on one side and a delicious Cilantro Couscous (recipe coming: wait for it!)
What’s on YOUR Plate?
Share with us a recent meal you prepared. Either link it up below or tell us about it in the comments. Please make sure that you link to www.goodcheapeats.com in your post so others know where the dinner party is.
And don’t forget to visit the other good eaters participating today. I’m sure you will be inspired to make all sorts of Good Cheap Eats at your house.