Monday, August 10, 2009

Tessa's First Birthday!

My little girl turned 1 this weekend and we had a fun birthday bash. Our families are huge, so I had to have enough food to feed everyone. We decided on a menu of sloppy joe's, pasta salad and fruit. My sloppy joe recipe is the best I have ever had and is a staple in our house-it is sweet and tangy-so good!
Becky's Sloppy Joe"s
1 lb ground beef (I use ground turkey)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup condensed tomato soup
1/2 cup ketchup
3 TBSP grape jelly
1 TBSP brown sugar
1 TBSP cider vinegar
1 TBSP prepared mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp celery seed
5 hamburger buns

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in next 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serves 5

Picnic Pasta Salad
(101 things to do with a salad)
16 oz corkscrew pasta, cooked and cooled
1 1/2 cups bite-size broccoli florets
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
8-12 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
1 can (4 oz) sliced black olives
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 to 1 1/2 cups Italian dressing

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving. Add more dressing, if necessary. Makes 8-10 servings

The birthday cake was from scratch-banana and buttercream icing-it was so good!! I got the cake recipe from a Wilton cake book and the icing was from the Lion House Wedding book.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Amazing looking cake. Tessa has a nice Mom!