What a day it has been....
Last night my dad called about 9:30 and told us we'd better get gas b/c prices would be shooting up by about a dollar this morning. Of course, we took off and filled all the vehicles up as well as the gas cans. Gas was up from $3.67 to about $3.99 in most places this morning. At lunch they were up a little above $4.00 and in a near by town, which has only one gas station, it was $5.99. I haven't heard of price changes in the last few hours but have heard a lot of the stations are out of gas and will not have any until the end of the weekend.
I think we'll be staying at home for the most part this weekend...can't take any chances.
I had to leave the house about 5 to pick Macie up from school and this is how all of the gas stations look. This station is normally empty!!
Well, on a lighter note...I cooked yummy sloppy joes for supper tonight and just wanted to share the recipe. I do cut this recipe in half otherwise you could feed a ton of folks.
Courtesy of Rachael Ray @ foodnetwork.com
Sloppy Joe Di Maggios
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds lean ground sirloin or ground turkey
1 packages beef or pork hot dogs, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon steak seasoning (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
9 soft burger rolls - like at the ballpark
Heat the extra-virgin olive oil, a turn of the pan, in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat and crumble as it browns. Add chopped hot dogs after 3 to 4 minutes then cook 3 to 4 minutes more. Add the onions to the pan and cook to soften, 5 to 6 minutes more. In a bowl mix the spices, sugar, Worcestershire and tomato sauce. Pour sauce over the meat and simmer a few minutes to combine flavors. Slop onto buns and serve.
I'll leave you this evening with a few more pictures I've taken with my camera.