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All Caught Up

by Meghann on June 21, 2009

Abbie had the right idea all afternoon.


The only time she budged from that position was when I fed her dinner and let her outside to potty. Otherwise I think she is in full recovery mode from all of her hiking adventures last week. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am so glad we came back home yesterday instead today. It was nice to have the whole day to myself. I shopped, I unpacked, I cleaned and I did all the necessary prep work for the upcoming week. It was the perfect Sunday.

In the process of cleaning I got a little hungry so I filled a 1/2 cup bowl with trail mix I made of a little pinch of anything that looked appealing in my pantry or fridge.


My Trail Mix had

  • Peanuts
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Edamame
  • Raisins
  • Cinnamon Puffins
  • Grapes

The best part about trail mixes is you can subdue a ton of cravings at once. All you need is a little bit of everything and you’re set.

I debated in my head all afternoon what I was going to have for dinner. The Diners, Drive Ins and Dives Marathon was not helping either. After watching so many of those shows I was craving burgers and fried food. ๐Ÿ™‚

So I improvised and created my version of those fabulous rich foods.

I give you my version of the Lentil Sloppy Joe


I don’t like to make things complicated when it comes to cooking. I discovered back in college that to make a ridiculously easy, incredibly tasty sloppy joe all you need are these three simple ingredients.


Equal parts of BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, & Honey Mustard is the ultimate sloppy joe sauce. Yum!

All I did was cook up some lentil beans with onion, carrot, okra and jalapenos then topped it with the above sauce. It was quick, easy and extra delish squished between one of my ultimate english muffins from NC.


On the side I baked Zucchini and Carrot in the oven until it was soft simply seasoned with S&P.


To round out the summer meal I also had some fresh cantaloup that I had picked up at the Farmer’s Market earlier today.



To help cool down from the heat I scraped the last of the Edy’s Slow Churned Samoas Ice Cream from the container and topped it with fresh strawberries.


Soooo refreshing, but I admit a tad freezer burned.

I can not believe I have to go back to work tomorrow! I have been too scared to check my work e-mail, I’m afraid of what might be waiting for me after a whole week away. The good thing is I only have one full week of work before I get another 4 day week and another vacation. I am seriously digging all the travels this summer. I am going to be sad when they’re all over. ๐Ÿ™

1 Mrs. Myers June 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Ok. So, seeing your sloppy joe on english muffin concotion has just decided it for me. I have to go to the grocery store today and get english muffins. I’ve been out all week and I am not going another week!!! Oh, and your dinner looked wonderful!

2 biz319 June 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm

It’s always nice to have the one day buffer before going back to work – poor Abbie – so tired!

3 bobbi June 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm

you are one traveling maniac and I love it!!!

4 Matt June 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I get to go back to class tomorrow ๐Ÿ™

5 Courtney June 21, 2009 at 9:19 pm

OH MAH GAWSH. I have to try that Lentil Sloppy Joe recipe!

6 Jess June 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Lucky duck with all those vacations! Enjoy it girl!

7 Danielle June 21, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Those sloppy (lentil) joes sound great and oh so simple! Have a good night girlie ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Niki June 21, 2009 at 10:04 pm

The lentil sloppy joes look great!! It’s so nice to have a day to be home and get stuff done after a vacation before you have to go back to work!! I’m jealous of all your travels!

9 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm

What a sweet picture of Abbie!

10 Katrina (gluten free gidget) June 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm

yum!!!!! such an awesomely simple supper!

11 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 21, 2009 at 10:42 pm

awww puppy doggy! haha My puppers did the same thing today- especially after a walk in the heat!

Great creation!! Looks great!! Ice cream is definitely necessary!

Good luck tomorrow! It’s hard going back after a vacay!

12 Becca June 21, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Those sloppy joes look delicious. I have never had a vegetarian version, but yours sound easy enough (and super delicious!) to try out in the near future. Yum!

13 Christina June 21, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Sorry about having to go back to work but at least you had a great Sunday! I love when you get everything done and more in a day. It’s the best feeling!

14 kristi (sweet cheeks) June 21, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I love your dinner and dessert! So simple yet very delish. I will definitely be trying that soon…thanks!

Glad you had a good Sunday!

15 Whit June 21, 2009 at 11:43 pm

mmmm samoas ice cream. so what if it was freezer burnt? you can’t mess that stuff up!

16 Run Sarah June 22, 2009 at 12:59 am

Love your idea for sloppy joe sauce – I will have to try that out this week!

17 smallchangesaddup June 22, 2009 at 1:30 am

I’m always looking lentil ideas, I never really know what to do with them. So will definitely be trying out the sloppy Joe. Good luck for tomorrow!

18 Ada June 22, 2009 at 6:02 am

It’s always rough to return to work after vacation, but it is nice that you had one day at home. I still can’t get over the size of those english muffins! They’re awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

19 leslie June 22, 2009 at 7:47 am

i love how abbie needs “recovery” rest from all her exercise. you have one active household there! ๐Ÿ™‚

you’re getting to go on so many wonderful trips! don’t worry about the summer ending, there’s a looooong way to go!

20 Susan June 22, 2009 at 9:11 am

Oooh, I totally got sucked into that Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives marathon too. I’ve now got a hankering for pancakes and pizza ๐Ÿ˜›

I love the lentil sloppy joe. I’ve never made my own sauce for them before, I’ll have to try it out. Thanks for the tip! ๐Ÿ™‚

21 Emily June 22, 2009 at 9:34 am

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22 Meggilizz June 22, 2009 at 11:33 am

Those sloppy joes look AWESOME!!! A lot like some curried lentils that I made the other week. ๐Ÿ™‚

23 Meggilizz June 22, 2009 at 11:35 am

oops! I put the wrong URL in for my site! :รž

24 caronae June 22, 2009 at 2:25 pm

what a creative dinner!

25 Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 22, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Mmmmm…I just recently made lentil joes too! I added some maple syrup to mine for a sweet little kick!

26 EatingRD June 22, 2009 at 11:18 pm

found it! great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

27 Leah June 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

Yum! Your lentil sloppy joes remind me of the tempeh ones I made a few months back! Will have to try w/ lentils! Thanks!

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