Monday, April 15, 2013

Sloppy Newquists

 After Spring break, followed by a week in Cabo, I'm having a really hard time getting back into the "groove"!  I'm getting a little sloppy!  For example, this morning: we all got up, got ready for school, packed lunches, and walked to school.  The girls kept complaining that they didn't want to go.  One had a tummy ache.  The other didn't want to stay if the other was going home...
We got to school, the bell rang, they didn't want to stay.
I didn't have it in me to persuade them so I said, "ok, let's go home."
Now all the little monkeys are home today and it doesn't bother me a bit!
I think I'm still on siesta!!
We celebrated Daddy's birthday yesterday with an unseasonably cool visit to the beach!
We believe in birthday "weeks" around here (if not birthday months!) so there will be more celebrating this week to let our Daddy bear know just how special we think he is and how grateful we are that God has blessed him with another year of life!
Before I go play with my "sick" children!  I want to share a favorite recipe that you should try tonight!  Or this week!  It's a fam favorite!
Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes
aka "Sloppy Newquists"
  • 1/2 medium white onion, diced small 
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground dark-meat turkey
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  •  1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  •  3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 large potato hamburger buns or slider buns
  • Directions

    1. In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add onion and sweet potato and cook until softened, 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds; season with salt and pepper. Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, 6 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook until sauce is reduced by half, 5 minutes. Serve on buns alongside kale chips.
    Happy Monday!
    See you Wednesday with some photos from our Mexican adventure!


    1. Great always! I'm not sure about those Sloppy Newquists though- it seems "unnatural" to add sweet potatoes to sloppy joes! LOL... BUT I will try it because my curiosity is piqued!

    2. Rachel - the sweet potatoes become creamy and you don't taste them at all! It's just a boost of vitamins I guess!~ You can doctor them up with whatever else you usually add to sloppy joes - bell pepper...



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