You want to know what I wish? I wish we could have dinner together. Yup – you and me. Or you and me and a bunch of other of you reading. All of us. Sitting around my dinner table.
Wouldn’t that be fun?
There are just a slew of things that never make it onto the blog (mainly because I wouldn’t want them to be on the internet forever with my name attached to it), and we would have a blast laughing out butts off for hours.
The first thing I would have told you about at dinner tonight is about a funny story that relates to school. I really should tell more school stories here – just things the kids say because they are HILARIOUS. Seriously. All Caps. All the time. They crack me the heck up. Yesterday they were doing this writing activity where they had to pretend to write to their favorite author. One of the questions they had to answer was “What do you look like?”. Would you like to know what one little boy answered? And I quote…
“This is my second favorite question because it’s so easy to answer. I can answer in one sentence. I look LIKE A BOSS.”
Yup – a boss. I was going to be all old school on him and tell him he didn’t look like someone who ran a company and wears a tie every day. Instead I was all cool and after I stopped laughing hysterically, I told him he needs to go into detail about what a “BOSS” looks like.
Another thing we would talk about at dinner? This freaking commercial that made me boo hoo like a baby yesterday (about 20 times). Seriously Budweiser. Why? Why must you go after my female hormones like that? So not cool. I would probably subject you to watching this amazing song as well because I am obsessedwith it.
Oh, and then we would gossip about how crazy insane those girls on the Bachelor are. Dude, I understand that Sean is very good looking (and so stinking nice. Seriously. This boy is so sweet). However, back the freak off people. You all are craaaaazy! #end rant
The last thing? We’re not eating anything gourmet. Mainly because I’m not classy like that, and if we are going to be friends – I hope you aren’t either. We’re getting sloppy.
Lentil Sloppy Joes
- 1 cup dry lentils (any variety)
- 2 & 1/4 cups water, divided
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 cup green pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp. yellow mustard
- 1 tsp. liquid aminos (or soy sauce/worcestershire sauce)
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium sized sauce pan, combine the lentils and 2 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook until tender (about 45 minutes).
- When the lentils have about 5 minutes left to cook, heat a deep skillet with 1 tbsp. olive oil. Add the diced green pepper and onion and cook until tender (~5 minutes). Stir frequently to avoid scorching.
- Once the lentils are tender, drain them and add them to the deep skillet. Add the remaining 1/4 cup water, ketchup, mustard, liquid aminos, and spices. Stir until combined, reduce heat to simmer, and cover.
- Simmer for 10-15 minutes and serve.
Are you on your way yet?