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.