Today, Tom, my cousin and I are going to...
THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER! Finally, after years and years of reading and rereading the books, followed by watching the movies and impatiently informing Tom that we MUST go to WWOHP, the day is FINALLY HERE! I will take ridiculous amounts of pictures, go in every Harry Potter related store and through all of the attractions and drink tons of butterbeer.
However, we're not just going to see WWOHP. We have the pass that allows you to go between both parks at Universal Studios. Do you know what this means!? It means I can also see THE GRINCH. THE GRINCH!!!! Where I completely believe I will jump up and down like a child yelling "The Grinch. The Grinch! Look, it's really The Grinch" and beg him for an autograph. And if that isn't a mature enough event for you, I make absolutely no guarantees that I will make it through the Despicable Me section without yelling "IT'S SO FLUFFY!"
I fully intend to be a child today. But I do understand that there are adults out there who have to work today and would like to find something to eat tonight. Don't worry, I got you covered there. These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes have been sneaking around through the blog-o'sphere mainly through recipe swaps. After taking a bite, I had to do my part and share these with you.
I believe I have only said this once on my blog before, but I need you to run (do not walk) to your nearest grocery store and pick up these ingredients. Your taste buds and your stomach (and anyone you cook for) will thank you.
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 2 tbsp. steak sauce
- ½ cup beef stock
- salt and pepper
- 4 rolls, burger or sub
- cheese sauce, sliced provolone or Cheez Whiz
- Optional Toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup Provolone, shredded
Cheese Sauce Ingredients:
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and green pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes or until softened and browned.
2. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently until browned. Drain the fat, the return pan to the heat.
3. Add the steak sauce, beef stock, salt and pepper. Bring a boil and cook for about 2 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
4. Meanwhile, prepare the cheese sauce (if using) by melting the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook 1 minute. Then whisk in the milk, bring to a bubble and let thicken, then remove from the heat and stir in the cheese.
5. Toast the burger or sub rolls.
6. Prepare the sandwich by placing a large scoop of the meat mixture on the bun, topping with cheese (sauce/slice/Whiz) and then other optional toppings.
I went super cheesy with this one and decided to make half of the cheese sauce recipe and mix it into the meat mixture after it had finished cooking. It made these very messy but 100% worth it. There are foods that I eat as leftovers because they are there and I feel bad wasting food. Then there are foods that I want to eat as leftovers. These fall into the want category.