It’s been miserable today, temps in the high 90s and humid. Perfect day for mowing. Buddy helped a bit. I came in from mowing and was sitting right here in my fabulous monster sized recliner when Mrs J let Jack back in from a short stint out for “business”. He was limping again, favoring the right forepaw. He was quite a sight as he had hurt the left foot earlier in the month and has been favoring it for a couple of weeks now. X-rays say no bone problems in that one, looked like a hyper-extension. I had been worried about arthritis. Mrs J was losing her mind worrying about bone cancer or similar. The vet had been worried about a bone infection or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. We’ll see how he does with this new ailment, he has an appointment with the vet tomorrow morning about the earlier injury that seems to be lingering. Poor dog is accident prone.
How long has it been since you fixed these? It has been too long for me. Every time I make these it’s an adventure. Always starts the same, hamburger and onions sauteed together, breaking the lumps of meat with a spatula as it fries. This time I minced about six small garlic cloves to finish off a bulb. Tossed those in. Went to the fridge and spied some sweet chili sauce that was last used as a dip for crab rangoon. A few ounces of that went in as I finished it off and tossed the bottle. Some sweetener followed, a fair dusting of the generic Splenda we buy. Some Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, a squirt of ketchup. Some chili oil, a dollop of sriracha sauce. Was wishing for some bell peppers to toss in there but we were out. Jalapenos would be great save for the thrashing Mrs J would give me, I opted to put them on my sammich. May not be to everyone’s taste, but we have grown found of letting a slice of Velveeta melt atop the mix and scooping it with the meat onto the buns. Hard to time the cheese and the buns toasting, too soon on the cheese and it gets too thin and runny, too late and it’s still a slice of Velveeta just sitting there. Got it just about perfect this time.
Haven’t done any research on the question: Are they Sloppy Joe’s or is it Sloppy Joes? The first would indicate they were first devised by a Joe with neatness issues, the second that the name of the sammich is Joe. Other possibilities will surely come to mind.