Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The American Way

Well.. awhile back, I rambled about the American Dream and you guys had excellent responses. Lately, Dustin and I have talked some about the American Way (being too stinkin' busy). When is being busy okay? Why are we busy? What are we busy for? Why??? If it's for money, how much do we really need? If it's prior commitments, are we overcommited. Anyway.. interesting conversations. Too busy (joke) to comment further, but on a much simpler note:

If you are looking for a cheap, quick, and very tasty meal, we made a wonderful discovery today. It's called SLOPPY JOSE'S. Has anyone actually heard of these? Glorified Sloppy Joe's. We found this fantastic recipe. It's quick. It's easy. Perfect for "I have 10 minutes to get supper ready" nights like tonight. We'd give you the recipe, but it's top secret since I got it from a Saving Dinner recipe (a fantastic wedding gift from Mrs. Risse) thing that makes you practically vow not to forward it along. If you are interested though, we can explain it to you though. (Is that cheating?) We spent the entire meal going, wow... this is good... yummy... ooh... ahh. It was funny. If you have any more quick meal ideas like that, send them our way. We are learning to simplify our lives and the "American Way" that has sucked us in, and part of that is spending less time (and money) on cooking. =) Big meals are fun from time to time, but practicality it the key in our little seminary/teacher family. :)

Go see Laura and Slade's wedding pictures and Beck's new post. Good evening.

Ooh.. and someone's pregnant! Guess who? (Not me) Congrats!!!!


Blake & Shaunna said...

Hi Jamie,
Well, unfortunately, Blake had to work late Friday, so we did not end up getting to see the Dawson show down in person, but Travis made sure to call us to let us know that Abbott (Kyle) ended up winning. Sorry I don't have more details:(
Hope you & Dustin are doing well!!

PS -Sloppy Joes are always a fav at our house!!

Rebekah said...

Sloppy Joes are definitely a great quick and easy meal around our house...hummmm, gives me an idea for tonight! :)

Love you girl!!! Big hugs!

Mrs. Jamie Butts :) said...

Hehe. Yes, but have you girls ever heard of Sloppy JOSE'S? You're missing out. :)

sarahdodson said...

Saving dinner IS a great thing; my mom's got something going there. And it's very reasonably priced. Another quick/easy/yummy meal (we think) is to put tuna (or chicken) salad in an avocado served with noodles and fruit and chips (my hubby likes the hot cheetos). We have that meal about every 2 weeks. Why ARE we so busy? good question. :)