Sloppy Joes on Homemade buns

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

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!

Homemade sloppy joes with homemade buns

Homemade sloppy joes with homemade buns

I rounded out the meal with this potato salad.

What do you think? Homemade or Manwich? What are your favorite crappy processed foods that you can’t have homemade?

 

Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

We love Dogtooth Coffee Company. They close at 6pm in the winter which is kind of lame, but everything else is awesome.

They have a patio, where you can sit AND bring your dog.

They have delicious espressos and other drinks.

Their food is really good, especially their sandwiches.

And they have the best gelato in town. Even better than places that just sell gelato!

Anyhow, here are some pictures so you can see what I mean.

Enjoy a latte and a donut on the patio at Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

Enjoy a latte and a donut on the patio at Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

Or if it's too cold, enjoy it inside- they have nice big tables and cushy chairs.

Or if it's too cold, enjoy it inside- they have nice big tables and cushy chairs.

The turkey avocado melt at Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

The turkey avocado melt at Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

The Magnificent 7 (vegetarian) sandwich at Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

The Magnificent 7 (vegetarian) sandwich at Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

The best, freshest gelato in town- Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

The best, freshest gelato in town- Dogtooth Coffee Company, Colorado Springs

So go there. And let us know what you think!

 

Detz Cafe, downtown Colorado Springs

Our fave, Detz Cafe (211 East Cucharras Street) didn’t win anything in the CS Indy’s Best Of The Springs. This is extremely lame because they are awesome.

They’re open everyday except Saturday and would make a perfect place for a nice Sunday breakfast.

Detz Cafe Colorado Springs Hours

Detz Cafe Colorado Springs Hours

We’ve talked about them before, but we like them so much, we’re going to talk about them again.

And show you pictures of their food.

So go down there and have something to eat and let us know what you think.

Phat Hatties Discount

Phat Hatties is awesome! It’s just a little truck in the Big Lots parking lot at Union and Academy, across from Target.

We recently had lunch there and really enjoyed it. Plus it’s cheap!

Phat Hatties BBQ truck, Union and Aacademy, Colorado Springs

Phat Hatties BBQ truck, Union and Aacademy, Colorado Springs

BBQ beef sandwich and chips from Phat Hatties, Colorado Springs- yummy!

BBQ beef sandwich and chips from Phat Hatties, Colorado Springs- yummy!

Enjoying my lunch!

Enjoying my lunch!

So, anyhow, go get this groupon and then get yourself some tasty BBQ at Phat Hatties!

Patty Jewett Golf Course- for lunch!

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 Jewet Gold Course Clubhouse.

Mike's mom Linda and Mike on the patio at the Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse.

Lunch at Patty Jewet Clubhouse, Colorado Springs

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!

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.

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.

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.

Another view of the golf course from the patio.

Patty Jewett Golf Course from the patio at the clubhouse, Colorado Springs.

Patty Jewett Golf Course from the patio at the clubhouse, Colorado Springs.