Like most children of the 1970s and ’80s, Neil and I grew up eating sloppy joes on the regular. When I found out that Manwich (the chauvinistically-named canned sloppy joe sauce of our youth) contains high fructose corn syrup, I went in search of a recipe for a homemade version several years ago. It’s evolved over the years, and now we even use bison instead of ground beef.
In honor of our retro sloppy joe night, I made the Iceberg Salad in Make it Ahead. It calls for blue cheese, so naturally, I used feta. Like our sloppy joe recipe, it has evolved from its 1970s iceberg ancestors, but it still retains its vintage charm.
Of course, once I’m in a vintage mood, there’s very little that can stop me from combing through old cookbooks. So, yeah.