New Jersey Sloppy Joe Sandwich

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The next state in line for our weekly state feature…New Jersey, the Garden State and the third state admitted to the union!

I bet when you hear “sloppy joe” you think of ground beef simmered in tomato sauce. But in New Jersey, a sloppy joe is an amazing double-decker sandwich made of deli meats!

As the story goes, in the 1930s, Thomas Sweeney (a local politician), stopped in to a local deli after a visit to Cuba where he frequented a bar called Sloppy Joe’s. Sweeney asked the Town Hall Deli to cater his poker games with a similar sandwich to the one he enjoyed at Sloppy Joe’s – and the rest is history!

If you want to make it a New Jersey meal, add some Campbell’s soup. Campbell’s soup, an American icon, is headquartered out of Camden, New Jersey.

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Sumac Beef Skewers with Bulgur

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I found a small round steak on sale and bought it with no idea what I was going to do with it. So I popped it in the freezer. And then it came to me – Sumac.

In case you’ve never used sumac, it’s a tangy, almost lemony spice used in Middle Eastern cooking. It comes from the dried fruit of the sumac bush. Ground into a powder, it’s a great spice for meat, vegetables, even potatoes!

And Here’s How to Do it:

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Meatless Monday – Mushroom and Swiss Omelet

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We eat breakfast for dinner sometimes. And we love a good omelet. This one uses mushrooms – any kind you like – and swiss cheese. Swiss cheese has a sharp, nutty flavor that compliments the mushrooms better than most cheeses. It’s a delicious way to enjoy a vegetarian meal.

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #183

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Sunday Dinner – remember those? Today is National Sunday Supper day! You can thank Isabel Laessig of Family Foodie. In 2012, her and some other bloggers did a virtual Sunday supper, stressing the importance of families cooking and eating together. I like this idea.

I remember as a kid, no matter how busy the week was, we always had Sunday supper – a meal a little earlier than our week night dinner, where everyone sat around the table together. Sharing food and conversation was what it was all about.

So I challenge you to a Sunday Supper. Tell us what you’re planning – and let us know…

  This is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many RECIPES as you’d like!

               Remember, make sure there is an edible recipe in your post.                  (sadly it will be deleted if it doesn’t).

 Here are the some Sunday Supper ideas that were shared last week:

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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Pennsylvania Scrapple and Dippy Eggs

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It’s Friday and that means some food from another state. The next in line after Delaware is Pennsylvania. One of the first thirteen colonies, this state has a rich history and a diverse culture. The Dutch were the first to settle here, in Lancaster County. There were many German immigrants as well and the influence of the two cultures are still prevalent in today’s culture.  Scrapple, a dish made of pork trimmings and cornmeal, is considered a Pennsylvania Dutch ethnic food – and it’s popular all over the state and then some!

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Creamless Slow Cooker Pea Soup

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I love soup this time of year – and the best soup is the one that is ready when you get home and has filled the house with wonderful smells! And this split pea soup does exactly that!

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Meatless Monday – Vegetable and Tofu Tempura

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Every Monday I’ll be sharing a meatless meal. My goal is to eat more plant based foods every day so I’ll be sharing some of my ideas with you. To start it off, how about some tempura. My husband said he’s favorite in the batch was the chicken. I let him eat several pieces before I told him it was tofu! So read on for a delicious way to skip the meat!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #182

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I’m late today – Took a weekend break from all the hustle and bustle. I hope everyone had a great holiday, but now it’s back to the daily routine and time to answer the burning question of …

  This is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many RECIPES as you’d like!

               Remember, make sure there is an edible recipe in your post.                  (sadly it will be deleted if it doesn’t).

 Here are the most visited posts from last week:

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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The Delaware Bobbie

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I’ve been watching a show that travels from state to state creating a plate of food that is iconic for that state. It’s been pretty interesting learning about the agriculture and food history, but they don’t have any recipes and I have no plans to travel the U.S. any time soon. So I got an idea…

Every Friday I’ll be featuring a state (pretty much in the order of which was admitted to the union first) and including my version of one or two of the dishes the state is known for.  To start the State Food Friday –

Delaware

The best sandwich, according to those that have eaten it, is the Thanksgiving inspired sandwich at Capriotti’s – one of it’s signature sandwiches, The Bobbie.

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Top Ten Recipes of 2018

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Wow! We had a lot of visitors this year – I’m so excited! And we’re just a month away from our fourth birthday. So all of you that have made this blog grow –

THANK YOU!

  Here are recipes for the top ten most visited posts of 2018 –

If you’re looking for something great to cook that’s easy, keep reading!  There are some great recipes in this list.

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