Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Planning Ahead – Herbed Beef Sandwiches

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on October 18, 2011 ][ In Beef ]

This is such a busy time of year with all the band competitions, football games and swim meets we attend.  I always want my family to eat home cooked food so I was happy to find another super easy yet good crock pot recipe this weekend.  I also want to encourage my readers to make extra and freeze for those busy days when it will be impossible to cook.  Make a big pot of soup, chili or spaghetti so you can freeze the extra portion.  I will be making my beef vegetable soup later this week which is more than enough for several meals.  I also want to encourage you to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  If you are having a bunch of people at your house this year, make your life easier by cooking now and freezing food so you can enjoy your holiday too.  You can even freeze baked goods like cookies and muffins.  You’ll be glad you did your prep work early!

Back to my new recipe.  Five ingredients and a crockpot.  Dump it all in and forget about it.  How much better can it get?  Oh yes, it tasted good too.  Leftovers were good the next day.  Cleanup was a breeze.  It was almost like eating fast food but way, way better.  So here it is.

Herbed Beef Sandwiches
3 to 4 lb. beef chuck roast, trimmed
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or 1 Tbsp. dried
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano or 1 Tbsp. dried
1 1/2 cups water
1 envelope onion soup mix
your favorite sandwich rolls
Place roast in a slow cooker that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Combine remaining ingredients in a measuring cup.  Pour over roast.  Cook on high one hour, then on low 5 or 6 or cook on low 8 hours while you are at work.  Before serving, shred meat with 2 forks and serve on rolls.

Because we all like onions, I sliced a couple of onions and browned then in olive oil and put them on the sandwich too.   A nice white cheese like Harvarti or Provolone would be good too if you like.  These sandwiches are kind of juicy and sloppy but it was a nice change from pot roast.  I also like that you don’t brown the meat first which makes it faster and less messy to make.

Still haven’t worked out the problem with the photos.  I need a home computer nerd to come help but mine seem to be busy all the time.

Upadated on October 18, 2011


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