Mrs. Nurse Boy here.
Is it Friday already? Oh, I kid. What I really mean is, it is FINALLY Friday!
These weeks that are stupid cold just seem to go on and on. Have I mentioned that I hate winter? I know, you have heard it before and I should just move on, but it is hard. We need a trailer for all of the coats, hats, gloves, and boots that we take with us every time we go out. Not to mention Sweet Pea's armload of all things pink that must accompany us in the van. And, I only have 3 kids. My hat goes off to all of you with even more! OK, I really should stop complaining. I promise to cheer up when I start to see green on the trees and we are spending our Saturday afternoons on the soccer fields. Ah, I can see it now...
Well, this weekend marks the SUPERBOWL. I'll be honest. I don't care about the game. I don't follow football. I never plan to. But, let's be honest, I am out numbered. I will watch....the commercials. I do love many of the commercials. However, they have gotten a little distasteful over the years. Hopefully this year it will be filled with good commercials, err, I mean plays.
As I am typing this, I realize that I don't even know what two teams are playing. I think I know one, but I am not naming the team for fear that I am wrong. Nurse Boy will be so disappointed, but I bet he doesn't even know who Tim Gunn is and, well, he should. Nor, does he know who has the best price on ground beef this week. All I am saying is, whose priorities are more important? Dressing and feeding our family, or sitting on the couch while eating chips and watching football? I think we all know the answer to this one.
So, in honor of this weekend's commercial fest, I am stepping away from the chicken and reaching for some beef. Gasp! I am going to share a recipe that will be a hit for those of you plopping down on the couch and eating this Sunday night. This is perfect game food.
Sloppy Joe Squares
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 can (16 oz.) sloppy joe sauce
2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated Big & Buttery crescent dinner rolls
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 T. sesame seeds (optional--my kids would just pick them off)
1. Cook beef until browned and cooked through. Drain. Stir in sauce and heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
2. Unroll 1 can of the dough, place in ungreased 13x9 glass baking dish. Press in bottom and 1/2 up sides of the dish. Spread beef mixture over dough and sprinkle with cheese. Unroll second can of dough. Place over cheese. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Mixture will be bubbly and dough will be golden brown. Cut into squares and serve.
Beef and cheese wrapped in bread. Who could ask for anything more?
(If you want to reduce the fat content, you can use lower fat cheese and the lower fat dough. It isn't as good (of course) but I have made it that way and it is still delicious.)
Enjoy the game! Or, the commercials!
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