Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sloppy Jims

Ever notice that when a game developer is anxious to get their game on the market, it tends to come out "sloppy?" They set a release date, but their development team doesn't quite reach the goals in time? And instead of simply pushing back their release date so they can have a complete and finished project, fully tested and refined, they release their "sloppy" game anyway. The hope that people will overlook the mess they made of a potentially phenomenal game because, hey, it was released on time?

Back when Blizzard was developing the Warcraft strategy games, they got a ton of flack because they kept pushing back their release date. But guess what, it was well worth the wait, and they are a far more successful company for having done so. 

My plea here is to all the developers who are going to release an incomplete game, just to save face about a release date, don't do it! We as a gaming community will understand if you need more time to make your game epic, however, we do not easily overlook a "sloppy" release.

Sloppy Jims
4 Servings | Total Time: 20 Minutes | Journeyman

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbl Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 4 Hoagie buns
    Craft:In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion and bell pepper until meat is browned.  Drain off fat. Stir in remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5-10 minutes.  Serve on hoagie buns.

    Strategies: Drain the diced tomatoes as well as possible if you want the mix to be less runny. The hoagie buns, or something similarly substantial is required for this mix, otherwise your buns will go soggy before you get through it.

    • Ground Beef $1.89
    • Onion $0.49
    • Bell Pepper $0.99
    • Petite Diced Tomatoes $0.65
    • Tomato Sauce $0.53
    • Hoagie buns $2.45
    Total Cost: $7.00
    Cost Per Serving: $1.75
    *This meal contains staple items such as spices that you may or may not have in your pantry so your cost may vary.

    Categories: Raid Night


    1. Well, I've never heard of a sloppy jim, but that looks great! Delicious. I agree, get it right the first time and set back the date if you have to instead of being sloppy about it.

    2. Totally hungry now! Thanks for coming by my blog, I'm following you back (and also following on Twitter @CarliAlice)

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