breakfast rewardPosted: January 16, 2013
When I was growing up, sloppy joes were a special treat. First you crumble your hamburger and fry it up. Drain the fat and mix in tomato sauce and spices and cook until it is a viscous mass of tasty delight. Served over bread or on a bun and it is proof that the messier something is, the better it must taste.
We always had plenty of food at the table, but it was common fare. I wonder back if it was just a way to make some hamburger stretch into a whole meal. No matter, sloppy joes belong in the comfort foods of my youth.
The Pancake Cafe is a little place in Naperville that can be great for breakfast. It is a family restaurant for breakfast and lunch that always has some novel special. The other day my daughter and I stopped in and they had a sloppy joe omelet. I couldn’t refuse…
It didn’t let me down, and maybe helped build me up, ( sigh. )
My daughter a much more conventional eater decided on the crepes with cornbeef hash, always a good choice. So what is better than a later morning breakfast and fine conversation. Very few things come to mind.
After this, there was no choice but for her to run and me to ride my bicycle along side in the brisk Chicago weather.