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Sloppy Joes with Fresh Veggies & Dip
by Jes Mostek
 
  Make Sloppy Joes and cut up fresh veggies: celery, baby carrots, cherry or grape tomatoes, jicama, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. Serve veggies with Dill Dip.

Just a note on the Dill Dip- be sure to make it ahead of time (the night before, maybe), because the dip needs to sit for a few hours to get just the right flavor.
In addition to the recipes, you will also need the following for this meal:
  1 pkg.  cherry, or grape tomatoes
  1 bag  baby carrots (peeled)
  1 bag  celery (to cut up for celery sticks)
  1 pt.  cherry or grape tomatoes

Recipes:
Dill Dip
by Jes Mostek
serves: 6
  This recipe is perfection itself in its simplicity. I have my Aunt Linda to thank for this one.
Ingredients:
  1 (16 oz.) pkg.   sour cream
  1 c.   mayonnaise
  2 tsp.   dried parsley
  3 tsp.   dried dill weed
  3 tsp.   minced onion
  1 1/2 tsp.   seasoned salt
Directions:
  In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, dill, onion and salt. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Grandmas Sloppy Joes
by Jes Mostek
serves: 6
  This classic Sloppy Joe's recipe is great for a crowd; kids love these little buggers (I mean, the name alone!) and left-overs freeze wonderfully!
Ingredients:
  1 lb.   ground turkey or beef
  1 large   onion, chopped
  2 T.   vinegar
  2 T.   Worcestershire sauce
  2 T.   sugar
  1 tsp.   paprika
  1 tsp.   chili powder
  1 1/2 c.   ketchup
  2 tsp.   molasses, optional
    water, as needed
  8   hamburger buns
  1 (8 oz.) pkg.   sliced cheese
Directions:
  Brown meats with onion. Add vinegar, Worchestershire, sugar, spices and ketchup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook on simmer for 20 minutes before serving. You may need to add water, depending on your desired consistency. Serve on a bun with a cheese slice.

This recipe converts extremely well to a crock pot or slow cooker. Simply put all the ingredients in the crock pot in the morning (you donít even need to cook the meatójust be sure to mash and mix it all up a bit), and it will be ready for you when you get home. Give it a stir and sit down to eat.