Dickinson Family Favorite Sloppy Joe Recipe

Yum! This is one of my all-time favorites.

  • 2 lb. hamburger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion, chopped (or dried minced onions to taste, say 2-4 Tbsp.)
  • 12 oz catsup
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. dry mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar

In skillet, cook hamburger with 1 cup water and seasonings until meat starts to turn color. Drain grease. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour, or longer. A croc pot works great for the final phase.

— Alice Crandall


Blog moved to Blogger.com!

The move to wordpress.com didn't quite get me what I wanted. So, I've moved everything to blogger.com now. I just finished moving all the Gregor's Word of the Week entries over by hand (ouch).


“Parking Lot Protocol”

There are rules for keeping safe in a parking lot, especially when one is a small child. So, when I taught my children to stay together, stay near an adult, hold hands, not run, watch for cars, not walk to close to cars, and so on, I called it the “Parking Lot Protocol”. Now all I have to do when we are about to enter the parking lot and I want to get them focussed on safety I just call out “Parking Lot Protocol” and everybody knows what to do.

Debugging Backwards in Time


The “I Love You Light”

I like having the porch light left on for me when I'm coming home late from work or a trip out of town, or even just some time out with the guys. Its more convenient, but even more: I feel loved because someone was thinking I would need it when I got home. So, I've taken to calling it the “I Love You Light” and the family has picked up on it.