Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sloppy Joe Pockets.. Quick and OH SO GOOD!

I got this idea from the Pillsbury site... They looked so hearty and filling that I had to give them a try!

Ingredients you'll need--
1lb Ground beef (I got the leanest I could find!)
1 Can Manwich or sloppy joe mix
An onion and pepper (if you'd like)
1-2 Cans of Pillsbury crescent roll dough
1 Egg (for an egg wash if you want shiny pretty pockets) I skipped the egg this time
First, brown your hamburger meat... If you didn't use lean meat you may need to drain the fat after you brown it.
Add your onion and pepper if you choose to do so, just toss them around a bit until your onion is translucent. Now add your sloppy joe sauce mixture and cook until heated. Transfer to a clean mixing bowl to cool before stuffing pockets.
I am impatient and stuck my meat mix in the freezer until it cooled down a lot and then finished cooling in the fridge.
Spread out your crescent dough on a flat cookie sheet. I lined mine with parchment paper to prevent any big messes and the pockets from sticking. You may want to press the seams of the dough triangles together to prevent any large rips while stuffing.
Pull your chilled sloppy joe filling from the fridge and scoop spoonfuls onto your dough. It took about 1 or 2 for my pockets.
It's a little tricky to seal them, but you'll get the hang of it after the first one. Once they are stuffed and sealed you can take your egg and a few teaspoons of water and whisk them together... Brush the tops of your pockets to give them a nice golden shine during baking.
Bake for about 15 minutes at 375 or until the crescent is golden brown and cooked through. I can tell they're done by the buttery crescent smell in the air ;)
Fresh from the oven and ready to bust open from their buttery, flaky cocoons! Mmmmm 
Nom, I, NOM, could, NoM, not stop, nOm, eating these things! They hit the spot and reheat well! You could add an endless variety of fillings to these... I know I'll be experimenting in the near future. What kind of combos are you going to try?!  I'll be making a coffee pastry this week.. so don't forget to check back!
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Coastal Scents Swag! :D

I was very fortunate to receive a gift from my friend Devin recently! I got the Coastal Scents 88 palette, the 10 piece blush palette, a camo quad concealer in medium, a smacks lip gloss in Strut On Nude, and a variety of brushes. I can't describe how excited I was to get home and try them out! :D  Well, I guess this picture tells the story LOL
The colors are bright and vibrant in person.. My arm is not the best canvas to demonstrate that, but put some primer on your eyelids and this palette will NOT fail you!  
It's like CHRISTMAS!! haha.. 
Here is the blush palette up close. The colors range from bright to very soft glows. Some have gold flecks in them and some are just a matte glow. They all come off very natural though, which is something I aim for with my daily makeup.
Can you say rainbow?! So many colors to choose from... get crazy with it, or stay in your natural comfort zone! I can't wait to order the ultra shimmer palette! 
The lip gloss was o...k. I only wish it had a nicer scent or flavoring to it. The color is great though and the consistency is a nice thick fluid formula. I was nervous with the camo quad, but the colors are great and the makeup is creamy and easy to blend. It works nicely on the eyelids as a base for the shadow if you don't have primer. 
I received a kabuki-ish brush that worked like a charm for the blushes.. and nice fat fluffy brush for the shadows... and two contour shadow brushes that blend the pigments so effortlessly!
I've seen so much about Coastal Scents lately and can honestly say I will be ordering more! It's affordable makeup and their products are nice quality.  Anywho! Glad to be back my loves!! :D
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