Buffalo Joes

Do you ever have those days where the hamper seems to be filling itself back up after you take clothes out? I feel like I’m not making much progress even though I have 2 loads done already.

And I’m sure I could have done more laundry, but Nick, Maggie and I took a walk down to the river this afternoon.

It was 61 degrees! I’m not sure where this weather came from today, but it was beautiful – blue skies, slight breeze, sunshine. Nick played outside with Maggie while I got groceries and then we all took a 30 minute walk together around the neighborhood. I didn’t even need a jacket…so now it has me in the mood for spring. Too bad we may be having one more big, bad storm next week :\

My dinner plans tonight were actually my original plan for our superbowl night meal, but since that meal plan got moved, I decided we needed the sloppy joes tonight.



I wanted to make the same recipe I used last time, but I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I ended up just throwing things in the pan until it tasted right.


  For tonight’s Buffalo Joes, I used:

  • 1 lb. ground buffalo
  • 1 can diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup Country Bob’s barbeque sauce
  • garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt
  • pepper

They were great! I love using buffalo instead of just ground beef, and it was great in these sloppy joes.


We had the sloppy joes on some whole wheat buns, along with a big serving of veggies: green beans with corn, carrots, and peas, and some roasted potatoes.

And we split a Pepsi :)

My head + body still feel like they’re catching up after the trip, and my time for sleeping and waking up still feels a little off. I’m hoping to get a good night’s rest tonight before work tomorrow.

The only plans for tonight?

More laundry, the Hokie basketball game/Olympic hockey game, and cuddling.


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  1. For a make shift meal, that sounds amazing! Pass it my way?

  2. Yum, sloppy joes are so good! Enjoy a relaxing weekend and hope your Monday goes well!

  3. mmmm i LOVE how lean and flavorful buffalo is~ great recipe. and welcome home!

  4. So happy you are home hun! It’s always exhuasting coming back from a long vacation, but I am sure you will get back into your routine in no time.

    Hope you had an amazing time! can’t wait to hear more about it.

  5. Welcome back!

  6. Sounds great! I haven’t had sloppy joes in too, too long.
    GORGEOUS weather today, I concur. Seems like it was everywhere. Such a tease…

  7. Yum, those sloppy Joe’s sound great! I think the best recipes are born from just using what you have and tasting as you go!

  8. Just catching up! Glad you guys are getting back and settled, hope that laundry comes to an end soon! ;)

    Have a good Monday!

  9. ahhhhh i missed you so! i cannot wait for some stellar spain recaps, and it is so good to have you back. lotsa love :)

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