Deer at Dusk
Nature Club this Month: Maple Sugaring

Food & Fun for Today and Tomorrow

Today is St. Joseph's Day, so for supper tonight we'll have ... Sloppy Joes!

Nan's Sloppy Joe's

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. chili sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. sugar
whole wheat buns

1. Brown beef and onion in saucepan. Drain.
2. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
3. Cover. Cook on low 4-5 hours.
4. Serve on buns.

I plan to serve the sloppy joes on big, braided bulky rolls along with roasted parmesan potatoes and green salad. And for dessert: Italian cookies and gelato. :)

Tomorrow brings us the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring! It will be the perfect evening to serve Pasta Primavera and fresh homemade popovers. The weather is supposed to be cool and sunny on Friday so the boys and I will spend some time in the yard, looking for signs of spring. They will each receive a new nature journal for the year and we'll work on our first entries that afternoon.

Now, the weather today doesn't look as promising, but our Nature Club is meeting at a local maple farm for a tour and sugaring demonstration. So we'll dress accordingly, and I will bring my umbrella - hopefully I'll be able to get some photos in spite of the rain.

Well, whatever the forecast where you live, and whatever your plans for the day, I hope it's a good one! See you all again sometime soon ...