I've taken some, and the last couple of times, I took four pans, and I challenged other folks at Mass to do the same.
So, today was the day to make the casseroles. I chose Sloppy Joes, using the recipe provided, times four:
4 lbs hamburger
12 oz. tomato paste
1 cup onions, chopped fine
4 tbsn prepared mustard
2 tbsn Worcestershire sauce
1 cup catsup
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup water
First, I ran to the store to get my supplies. I got those things I figured I wouldn't have enough of at home. Later, I discovered my mistake...
Here is a picture of all 16 lbs of ground beef in one pan. I quickly realized that wouldn't work, so I got out another pan.
As the meat browned, I got my other ingredients together. I used my food processor to chop up the onions, which made me cry -- a lot!
As I'm measuring out the other ingredients in a bowl -- in between checking on the meat -- I discovered I didn't have enough catsup. So what to do? I decided I would use another can of tomato paste, of which I had plenty in the cupboard. That's when my cheap can opener decided to fail, after I'd opened one can, and half-opened another. So what to do?
I got out my old fashioned beer-can opener -- you know, the type with the pointed edge for opening juice cans. The result looked like this:
The cheap can opener was thrown away, with the rinsed out cans. (Then went in "recycling.")
As a result of this complication, It was a trick getting the tomato paste out of the cans cleanly, so I resorted to some water, and while the recipe called for it, I lost track of how much I'd added. I didn't want to make it watery, so I didn't add any more. In retrospect, I probably could have added more.
Anyway, here's the sauce, with all the other ingredients.
Here's all the meat (less what ended up on the floor, or in my belly!)
I put the lids on these and stuck them in the freezer. They have to be frozen solid when they are dropped off.
So, how did it taste? Pretty good, a little strong on mustard. I thought about adding some barbeque sauce, but wasn't sure -- including, how old that bottle of barbeque sauce was! Better to leave it alone.