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#210463 - 04/16/13 06:36 PM Nice Nelly  
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Having six hungry mouths to feed on a limited budget, my mom often served Sloppy Joes as a cheap and popular meal. However, my aunt took a somewhat antipodean approach to the same meal. Since she could not stand anything messy, including food, she served us Neat Nancies when we showed up for dinner. Nary a morsel of beef nor a molecule of sauce was allowed to escape the bun. For some strange reason, the Sloppy Joes always tasted better.

#210465 - 04/16/13 07:27 PM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: Chris Lumpkin]  
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Makes me curious what a Sloppy Joe contains. Of course I could look it up but that would mean end of conversation. Neat Nancy does not appeal much to the imagination.

#210469 - 04/16/13 10:48 PM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: BranShea]  
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Ground beef, often sautéed with onions and peppers, mixed with a tomato (often ketchup-based) sauce, perhaps some brown sugar and additional spices; served as a sandwich on a hamburger bun or something similar. Almost impossible to eat without wearing some of it. Very messy. A standard menu item in the US school lunch program in the 1950s and '60s. Maybe it still is.

#210471 - 04/16/13 10:52 PM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Using "Manwich" and ground beef, they are an easy
supper or lunch. I eat them often and use bread
if no buns are handy.


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#210473 - 04/17/13 12:01 AM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: Chris Lumpkin]  
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They also are called by many names, depending on where you are in the US. ON the Great Plains alone, I have heard Sloppy Joe, Tavern, Barbecue, Manwich (a commercial name), and another which is escaping me at the moment!

What about your neck of the woods?


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#210486 - 04/17/13 07:44 PM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Thank you mr.Trom. I'll stick to toast and Tasty Tom.

#210491 - 04/18/13 08:35 AM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: BranShea]  
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You may be onto something there.

#210525 - 04/19/13 09:08 PM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Not much, simply a tastier tomato. :))

#212237 - 08/22/13 03:12 AM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: Chris Lumpkin]  
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The most fascinating thing in relation to school lunches:the renowned 'Mystery Meat'...what is even in that stuff? Horse meat?

#212241 - 08/22/13 07:41 AM Re: Nice Nelly [Re: EnhanceEeryHilt]  
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At nearly 50 years past public school lunches, I find it still a mystery. And they're still serving it.

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