What a pleasure to post here at LifeOnCrypton. But first, let me introduce myself. My name is Katie Brown and I am the host of Katie Brown Workshop, a show about cooking, nesting, and growing on PBS.
On my show and in my personal life, I tend to get a little messy in the kitchen…and really, who doesn’t? This kitchen conundrum is part of why I’m so thrilled to share with you an exciting new Crypton product. This spring, the Katie Brown product lines at regional retailer Meijer proudly include a beautiful apron made with Crypton Super Fabric!
To me, it makes perfect sense to use the stain-resistant and durable quality of Crypton in such a practical and stylish way. The attractive pesto green color of our apron makes for an excellent addition to any chef’s wardrobe, and the affordability makes it irresistible.
Like Crypton and Meijer, my roots grew in the state of Michigan. The fact that the lovely apron is made in the Great Lake State with two amazing Michigan companies is a major plus! With all the flimsy aprons on the market, how will you know the Katie Brown Crypton apron is any different? Well, we put it to the test with one of my messiest recipes. Can the Katie Brown Crypton apron withstand the trials of the SloppyJoe Casserole?
What you’ll need…
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 carrots, grated
4 Tablespoons oil
2 pounds lean ground beef
2 cups ketchup
4 Tablespoons molasses
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 package pre-made dinner roll dough
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet, heat oil and sauté onions, garlic and carrots until soft.
2. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Stir in ketchup, molasses, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Gently simmer for 15 minutes. Transfer to a 3-quart casserole dish and sprinkle with cheese.
4. Place dinner rolls on top of cheese to cover casserole. Brush rolls with some melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake uncovered until rolls are golden brown, about 25 minutes.
So who won the official Katie Brown Crypton Apron vs. Sloppy Joe Casserole contest? Looks like one stain-free Pesto Crypton apron came out victorious! (And the Sloppy Joe Casserole is delicious, too.)
Keep up-to-date with the latest tips and tricks for all your cook, nest and grow projects at the Katie Brown Blog. And make sure you keep it simple and mess-free in your kitchen with Katie Brown, Crypton and Meijer!