Friday, September 23, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Tonight we went out to eat with my father-in-law at The Maid-Rite. For those of you who don't know what a Maid-Rite sandwich is, thinks sloppy joe's without the sauce. They are delicious and super easy to make in a crock pot. The restaurant is pretty cool too, it's 1950's & 60's rock and roll themed. There are old 45 records everywhere and pictures of famous actors and actresses on the wall. The kids meals come in these cardboard classic cars, my kids love them.

Afterwards, Grandpa Joe treated my kids to their Halloween costumes at Walmart! My Bub-Bub is going as Scooby-Doo whom he is addicted to right now, Hannah is going as Hello Kitty, and Stella is going as a Baterina ( a ballerina bat). The kiddos were so excited when we got home, they all tried on their costumes and protested when I made them take them off to get ready for bed. Walmart had an awesome selection of costumes this year and they seemed better quality than previous years but still cheap, each kids entire costume was $20 or under!

Maid-Rite Sandwiches
Crock pot
1-2 cans Coke or Pepsi
1-2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup diced onion per pound of ground beef (optional)
 Hamburger Buns
Desired condiments

1) Brown the ground beef and drain fat.
2) Put meat in the crock pot and add onions and 1 can of pop
3) Set crock pot on low and cook for however long you want but I recommend @ 3 hours so the meat absorbs the flavor of the onion and pop, it can be cooked all day though just make sure it doesn't dry out by adding more pop as needed.
4) Serve on hamburger buns with whatever condiments you like!


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