Every year we drive about 2 hours away for our summer District Convention. The kids love it as we stay in a hotel and after the convention each night they get to swim in the pool. It's like a mini vacation each summer. Many people enjoy visiting the restaurants in the area. Well, for a family of 5, that gets expensive.
I try to bring something for dinner for 2 of the 3 nights. I don't mind eating out once during the long weekend.
My sister in law posted this sloppy joe recipe on her blog, Celebration Generation. I know that she and my brother frequent different kinds of conventions as well during the year. She called these sloppy joes, Convention Sloppy Joes.
These are perfect to make ahead at home and then bring them along. Super quick to heat up on the stove or a crock pot once you're in the hotel.
I eat mine over a yam or a sweet potato. The rest of the family ate theirs on buns. Delicious and way cheaper and healthier than eating out.
I halved the batch but you can get a huge stock pot and double it to make a ton for a large group.
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