Tonight’s dinner is brought to you courtesy of last night’s taco filling and the night before’s macaroni and cheese.  I made too much meat filling (what a shock!) and had more cheese sauce than I needed for the mac and cheese (another “you’ve got to be kidding!” moment).

It made for a delectable Sloppy Joe with Cheese Fries!

It was an 18 minute dinner – the length of time needed to cook the fries.  They went into the oven, I sauteed a bit of red onion (also left over from last night) and a green pepper (just something that needed using up) in a drizzle of olive oil.  When it was pretty well cooked, I added the taco filling and a can of tomato sauce.  Made it hot.  It didn’t need any other spices or seasonings.  And I finished off an open bag of fries and used a couple more frozen buns.  I’m beginning to see into the freezer!!!

Fries came out of the oven and they were topped with cheese sauce and some green onions.

I was actually a little bit bummed.  I was talking at work with one of my coworkers and he mentioned cheese fries with bacon and green onions – which is how the cheese fries came about in the first place.

I forgot to cook the bacon!

Oh well…

On a fun note, I just received a big box from Oriental Trading Company.  For those who don’t know OTC, they are the king of the tacky, cheap, plastic, made-in-China party favors, and such.  I love the place.

We’re hosting a neighbor July 4th party and decided to do a Hawai’ian Theme.  I bought hibiscus everything, plastic sippy cups with lids and straws for the little kids, pink flamingo  tooth picks, a whole gross of little drink umbrellas, silk flower picks… dinner plates, dessert plates…  Tacky as tacky can be.


It should be fun!