"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sloppy Joe's

So anyone who knows me knows I don't like to cook, but I have really been trying to cook more at home so that we eat better and save money. Well everyone has to have a few "quick" dinner items and since I am very much against Macaroni and Cheese (albeit that once in awhile crazy craving for it) I thought I would try sloppy joe's. Believe it or not, I have never made them before and the last time I ate one was at my friend KD's house last Halloween. They were very yummy.

BTW - I should mention here that Smoke LOVES it when I cook anything. He loves coming home and having actual food in the house to eat. So Smoke sits down and eats one sandwich without much ado. Then all of the sudden, Smoke lets out this loud grunt and literally begins spitting sloppy joe mix onto his plate (okay I am alreay laughing hysterically as I remember it). He is just grossed out and keeps spitting. In between spits he manages to say, "it tastes like dish soap" Once he says this, I begin laughing uncontrollably and my mind wanders back to a few hours before when Jade was in the kitchen washing her dish out in the sink. I remember telling her to stop playing in the water. I also remember going to the kitchen sink and taking the "tupperware" container that was sitting in the sink and seeing that it was clean, I put the leftover sloppy joe mix in it.

Well Jade must have poured a little dish soap in the container and I could not tell it was there and Justin must have mixed the dishsoap in with the second batch of meat he took out. *Flash Forward - My hubby literally did eat dish soap. It was a priceless memory that I had to blog about so I can laugh often when I re-read this. I'll never forget his face as he was spitting out the sloppy joe mix and wiping off his tongue (much like Tom Hanks in the movie "BIG" - my total favorite scene in the entire movie - just ask my friend Stacers...)

The moral of this story.....there isn't one, except maybe I should wash out my dishes before storing leftovers in them.


Alex & Ashleigh said...

Alicia, you always have the funniest stories, I am always just giggling my head off after reading your posts! How do that many funny things happen to you guys?! :)

Stacy said...

eeeeewwwwwww! Poor Smoke! the visual description of his face is hilarious. And yes, the memory of seeing Big with you is forever imprinted in my mind as one our funniest experiences ever! xoxo

Rob & Kimmie said...

I remember when I worked at Rio I paid your husband $5 to drink an entire container of blue Easter egg dye, and he did it...voluntarily!