Welcome to this week’s edition of “What’s New for Dinner?” Jaycie at CouponGeek and I have made a commitment to each other and to you, our readers, to try ONE new thing in our meal planning each week. There are several reasons for this:
Pot Roast is a common occurrence around here. I have a standby recipe I got from Weight Watchers about 3 – 4 years ago. It works really well with venison and SuperDad is “don’t change a thing” happy with the results.
I changed a thing. Or two.
A couple of weeks ago Candy Tai from Mommypalooza and KCMetroMoms posted a yummy recipe for French Dip Sammies in her Facebook Notes. I can’t link to it…but I’m giving her some serious street credit :) It is very similar to my recipe…but knocks out my two least favorite parts of the preparation…and uses…. THE CROCKPOT! YEAH!
**Tip: If you don’t have a crock pot, get one. If you can only get one and you aren’t sure what to get… I personally think a 6quart pot is the way to go. I have THIS ONE and love it. I’ve been able to adapt any recipes for smaller pots with a quick google search. I haven’t burned anything in it (yet) and I’ve been using it for 5 years now!
This says it all! SuperBaby was so inspired by the roast that he put all of his recent learning together in a string of events that involved:
SuperBoy ate the sandwich as it was intended…dip and all and was very…. enthusiastic. SuperGirl is not a fan of bread so she just ate the roast and the cheese….and then some roast….and then some roast. I really liked the flavor although I’m not sure it is as intense as the roast I usually make. The meat was tender and almost fell apart… perfect.
SuperDad asked a lot of questions “What did you do differently…how did you cook it…” I think he wasn’t as enthusiastic as the kids….but as I’ve seen him leftovers two times already he must not of thought it was too shabby!
What I Would Change:
Not much, really. I think I will look back at my other recipe and try to meld the two together a little more closely. One thing that is in the other is balsamic vinegar… I think that should be included.
Want to see more of my culinary adventures? Check out other What’s New For Dinner? recipes HERE.