We all have our crappy processed food fetishes and one of Mike’s is sloppy joes. I know I probably can’t compete with the ones in the jars and cans but I can try.
First off I made the buns from scratch. The ones at Whole Foods felt cardboardy and I know you want a soft bun for sloppy joes. But since I was making it myself I wanted to avoild all the crap that’s in buns from the regular grocery store. What else could I do but make my own?
I found this recipe and got to work. Apparently milk and butter make a bread come out sort of soft and fluffy. I didn’t know that before. I’m not a food scientist, geeez. But soft and fluffy was what I was after so this was perfect. I scaled down the recipe to make six buns. I didn’t have sesame seeds so I didn’t put them on. They were so good! In fact, I’m going to use the recipe to make dinner rolls at some point. They were fluffy and kind of sweet. Almost tasted like crappy processed buns! Score one.
Homemade hamburger buns
Then I used this Emeril Lagasse recipe for the sloppy joes themselves. It was pretty good. I’d probably try to tweak it a little if I made it again. Then again, I might just buy a jar of Manwich or whatever it is that Mike actually likes. BAM!
A couple weeks ago we went out to lunch at the Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse. The inside area isn’t all that, but the outdoor patio has a really pretty view of the golf course and the mountains. The service was “eh” but the food was basic and tasty and not too expensive.
Mike's mom Linda and Mike on the patio at the Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse.
Lunch at Patty Jewett Clubhouse, Colorado Springs
I had the turkey avocado melt. It came with tasty fries and a pickle. I liked it a lot!
Mike had the Rueben- it wasn't piled high like a lot of times they are. But for $6.95, I thought it was ok.
Linda had the veggie sandwich- the only vegetarian item on the sandwiches list besides a veggie burger. It looked realy good, actually.
Another view of the golf course from the patio.
Patty Jewett Golf Course from the patio at the clubhouse, Colorado Springs.