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Outstanding Flopped Dinner - Mom's Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers 
Jun. 28, 2013 6:35 am 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2014 8:17 pm
Finally remembered to take the coupon envelope to the grocery and scored a free green pepper.  It was huge.  There was no plan when I brought the complimentary giant home but decided to look through some Faceless new recipes.  Mom’s Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers looked like the clear choice.
The recipe had to be scaled down and tweaked since there was no envelope of sloppy joe seasoning in the house.  I checked Sloppy Joes II recipe used many times before and really mustard, onion and garlic were probably all that was needed.  And most envelopes have cornstarch or flour.  I left out brown sugar since I didn’t want this too sweet.
The kitchen smelled great, plates were set up and the camera was ready to put a face on this recipe.  DH has been so good at waiting for his dinner while “faux toes” are taken.  He could hardly wait, I was not liking the lighting though.  Told him to go ahead and take his plate while I took my plate to the deck.  A little to the left, a little to the right, no this needs moved.  Oops!  My plate fell off the ledge and into the Black-eyed Susans, upside down of course.
DH was kind enough to share a bite.  I had to restrain myself.  Terrific recipe that will be made again, heck I may buy an envelope to see if it makes a difference.  I will NOT take my plates to the deck for better lighting.  Note to self:  put a small table on the deck for future “faux toe” shoots.
Mom's Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers
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Mom's Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers
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Flopped Plate
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My Bite from DH's plate
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Jun. 28, 2013 6:58 am
Oh, no!!!! Sorry about that!
Jun. 28, 2013 7:01 am
LOL! Sorry, couldn't contain myself. I have come very close a few times to that myself on the deck railing. Glad it turned out good though.
Jun. 28, 2013 7:02 am
Good thing there were leftovers to reheat for my dinner!
Jun. 28, 2013 7:11 am
Lucky Noodles-Although your stuffed peppers ending up in the flower bed, at least your hubby shared his dinner. Taking photos can be dangerous. I am glad it wasn't you who ending up in the Black-eyed Susans.
Jun. 28, 2013 7:17 am
OH NO! I once had the top bun of a hamburger set sail into the plants but never the whole plate! Yet.....
Jun. 28, 2013 7:22 am
Lela, yes dangerous taking pixs. I was in NYC many years ago taking a photo of a beautiful flower cart on the sidewalk. DH said "don't take that photo" and of course I ignored him. Turned around to find a drug deal going on right behind me. The people are clear in the glass reflection. Glad I didn't get tagged as a witness!
Jun. 28, 2013 7:24 am
BN, LOL, flying buns! Yes the whole flying plate could happen to anyone! And all I could do was laugh.
Deb C 
Jun. 28, 2013 8:42 am
Sorry LN! Like Sassy, I've come close but not so far. It's just a matter of time! :)
Jun. 28, 2013 8:45 am
Oh, Lucky, I really did laugh out loud! Not so much at you, but at all of us goofy foodies that go to such trouble to photograph our cooking exploits! There, but for the grace of God, go I!
Jun. 28, 2013 8:57 am
Goodness sakes alive!!! You sound like me LN! I take my hard worked-on dishes to the patio to photog and before its all said and done, it doesn't look like anything you'd like to eat. I took a board one time to block the sun so I wouldn't have shadows and just as I was about to snap the pic it fell over on the dish. Broke the dish, little charts in the food, dish and food in the trash! Oh, the things we do.......
Jun. 28, 2013 9:20 am
Sorry to laugh but that was funny. I hate that you lost your dinner because it looked good. Reminds me of the time my friend and I were out to dinner eating salads. She saved the cherry tomato for last because it looked so good to her. She went to pierce it with her fork and it shot across the table onto the floor. We both had a hardy laugh about that. Thanks for risking the perils of photo taking so we can all see what we will be getting if we try a recipe. Sorry it didn't turn out so well this time.
Jun. 28, 2013 9:55 am
Oh no! Danged if it isn't always something! The recipe looked good and your one forkful did too! Yep, it is best to have a table that you can move easily and have the wind cooperate too!
Jun. 28, 2013 10:37 am
It would take more than that to get kicked from Faceless Frenzy. I stopped taking food out to my terrace for photo ops because my railing is too narrow to hold a plate and the one time I tried to set a board on it, braced against the wall I dropped the drink I was trying to capture. It is a 4th floor terrace and there were some startled people on the sidewalk. I had to act very nonchalant as I climbed through the bushes to retrieve the shards of glass. Thankfully, I was home alone or I would never hear the end of it.
Jun. 28, 2013 12:14 pm
I am cracking up - not only at your story, but at all the other peeps stories, as well. We are all truly weird (for what we go through to faux-toe our food)and hilarious, nonetheless!! Man, that recipe sounded good, though!
Jun. 28, 2013 12:37 pm
LOL, just got back from getting my hair done. So happy to see I'm not the only one! Thinking a custom version should be called Lucky's Flying Stuffed Peppers, hehehe. At least I got a keeper recipe!
Jun. 28, 2013 12:44 pm
At least there was some left for you! Hope today is going better for you!
Jun. 28, 2013 1:24 pm
Sueb, yes today is better, hot here but I am enjoying the AC. And I am NOT taking photos of tonight's dinner!
Jun. 28, 2013 10:52 pm
Oh my! Some funny stories. . .I saved the recipe though. I think I found a source for organic tvp (yay!)so, I can stir up some ground beef type meals. ;)
Jun. 29, 2013 3:49 am
Yay for you LS! Great way to stir up ground beef meals and this is a winner. Just be careful taking "faux toes" cause it tends to flop, hahaha!
Jun. 29, 2013 3:53 am
Too funny, love that we are all the same. One Christmas my husband was taking the turkey out of the oven, he got it nicely arranged on the platter, picked it up to put on the table and the turkey slid off the platter and on to the floor. We found out that cat litter really works on absorbing grease. All was not lost, we saved most of the turkey and had a wonderful Christmas dinner.
Jun. 29, 2013 3:55 am
Once again my manners flew out the window. Good morning everyone. Lucky Noodles, glad you got to taste some. Have a great day.
Jun. 29, 2013 4:52 am
Manella, oh those turkey's will get you sometimes! Nice to know about cat litter, salt works to if I'm not mistaken. Have a great day!
Jun. 29, 2013 5:26 am
LOved your story! I can tell you have such a good sense of humor! Don't stop taking the photos! Oh, and the bite of pepper on the fork looks mouth watering!
Jun. 29, 2013 5:30 am
Godzilla, glad you enjoyed! It was a mouth watering forkful. I kept looking at DH's plate and kept eating my leftovers. I must really love that man of mine cause I really wanted that pepper!
Jun. 29, 2013 1:20 pm
Thank you for sacrificing so deeply that we might see what you didn't eat!
Jun. 29, 2013 6:00 pm
LOL Doc! Oh the things I sacrifice! Just let DH use the computer that I sat in front of a good portion of the afternoon. Posting photos found in a forgotten folder, reviews and moving to different RB folders. . .
Jun. 30, 2013 7:43 pm
Ahem...at least you only dropped your plate into the flowers. I am recalling the painful experience in St. Louis. LOL!!
Jul. 1, 2013 5:37 am
MB, LOL! The gardens will never be the same will they? hehehe
Jul. 4, 2013 4:13 am
Too funny - but sad!! Sounds like a good recipe idea. I make the SJ II and they are good.
Jul. 5, 2013 4:24 pm
This was great. Thanks for the laugh!
Jul. 6, 2013 10:25 am
midwestchef, SJ II is great! Thanks for stopping in. FrackFamily, hello! Glad to give you a laugh. I've been wanting to make your Mango Salsa, great for hot days!
Jun. 29, 2014 8:17 pm
Oh, my gosh! I am so sorry! Lucky Noodles we want to invite you to the wedding and I have a new blog post. How are you?
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I curl up with a cookbook like it was a steamy romance novel. I grew up around lots of fresh food, preserving food for long Indiana winters and big family meals. Herbs, lettuce, onions and tomatoes are planted right outside the kitchen door every year. My wonderful husband doesn't care for leftovers so recipes for two are perfect. Our diets have changed over the years. Low-sodium, low-fat and Diabetic friendly recipes are finding their way to the dinner table.
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I start cooking everything from scratch the day before Thanksgiving for at least a dozen relatives and friends. The day after Thanksgiving is not a day to shop - it's the day Christmas decorating and baking begin!
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I have a lot of good recipes but had so many cookbooks that it took forever to find anything. I finally took the time to put everything on the computer and printed out my own cookbook. The recipe is placed inside protective plastic covers so spills can be wiped up easily. Notes are written in whenever something needs to be revised. It is assembled in a 3-ring binder so pages can be rearranged when I add my allrecipes print outs!
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Burning one of my best cookbooks was really stupid. When the phone rang I took a hot pan off the burner and set it on top of an open cookbook. The aroma of smoke hung in the air and bits of burned paper where everywhere when I tried to put out the "cooking" book! I can't make yeast breads and my stuffing is awful.
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