Marketplace Monday--start your Christmas shopping now!! There are some really great things for those who love the cottage style!! Stop by :o)
I often get asked for my Sloppy Joes for a Crowd recipe...and I figure that, with all the office/friend/family parties that are coming up, these make a really good dish to bring to a pot luck .
Sloppy Joes for a Crowd
5 lbs. hamburger
1 med. onion- chopped
Brown hamburger and onion. Drain off fat and put in crock pot.
2 cans Chicken Gumbo soup
2 cans Tomato soup
1 sm. can Tomato Sauce
2 T. white vinegar
1/4 c. Ketchup
1 T. yellow mustard
3 T. brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook until heated through, in the crock pot. It's even better if prepared the day before.
And for Dessert--an ice cream bucket of Dirt Cake. I like to bring this in an ice cream bucket, that way I don't have to worry about my dish!
Dirt Cake for a Crowd
1 pkg. Oreo cookies--crushed ( I put them in a big ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them)
2- 8 0z. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
18 oz. Cool Whip (1 lg container + 1/2 small one)
3 boxes of French Vanilla instant pudding mix
3 3/4 c. cold milk
1) In a large bowl: Cream together butter and cream cheese. Blend in powdered sugar. Fold in Cool Whip.
2) Make the 3 packs of pudding with only the 3 3/4 c. milk. Fold the pudding into the cream cheese mixture.
3) Layer the pudding mixture and the cookies in an ice cream bucket (or nice glass bowl if you're feeling fancy!)
I usually try and do about 4 or 5 layers, that gives you a good pudding/cookie ratio per scoop!~
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