Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

Crockpot french dip sandwiches with Au Jus Sauce- Easy Recipe for lunch or dinner! Crockpot dump meals!

Last week Jay and I had a rare occurrence to go out on the town for a date night! It was wonderful! We frolicked around the city just like we were young again (sigh).

While we were out, we stopped into the Tommy Bahama restaurant for a quick bite.  We have been to the restaurant dozens of times. It’s one of our favorites because the menu is so large and there is always something new to try!

This time around, I ordered the French Dip Sandwich and I was left so inspired. It was wonderful! So I wanted recreate it at home! Here’s what you will need:

  • 3 lbs chuck roast
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 can Beef Consume Soup
  • 2 Cans French Onion Soup ( I opted for Campbell’s on both soups!)
  • Choice of bread for sandwiches (We did Pepperidge Farm Hoagie Rolls)
  • Provolone cheese, sliced
  • Your trusty crock pot!
  1. Start by browning the roast in a tablespoon or so of oil on the stove top
  2. While it is browning, add both types of soup so your crockpot
  3. Once your roast is browned, move it to the crockpot.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
  5. Once cooked, remove and shred meat using two forks or an electric knife. (My husband and I both agreed that we prefer our mead a little more sliced than shredded; you lose less of it when dipping!)
  6. Add shredded/sliced meat to sandwich bread and top with a slice of provolone
  7. You can melt the cheese in the oven under broil. I like to stand directly next to the oven while doing this final step, no one likes a burnt bun!
  8. Serve with a small bowl of sauce from the crockpot for dipping

Enjoy!

 

Mayo-Free Avacado Egg Salad

Mayo Free Avacado Egg Salad- Helthy Meal option for Meal prep and Lunches

This recipe is a match made in my taste buds heaven. Two things I love: egg salad and avocado. This recipe is super quick to put together and can be enjoyed a variety of ways. Plus, the Greek yogurt replaces the mayo to make it a healthier option as opposed to the normal recipe.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 medium, ripe avocados
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, yolk removed, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1.2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • Directions

 

  • Add diced avocado to large bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, garlic salt and Greek Yogurt. Use fork to mix and mash the avocados
  • Fold in eggs until mixed well.
  • I enjoy this recipe on a slice of Ezekiel bread or on it’s own!

 

Optional: I like to make my avocado salad fresh, but if you would like to make ahead, add 1/2 tsp lime juice to keep avocado from browning.

 

The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas

Holiday Cocktails- Christmas Drinks to make for a fun party!

It’s almost that wonderful time of year where we get to eat, drink and be merry! Here’s 12 cocktails to add a little extra something special to your festivities.

Christmas Tree Cocktails

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These are almost too pretty to drink! Via CountryLiving.com

Christmas Sangria

11ee62b87edde51b3f1dc27a587d07a4Sangria is always a winner at our house! Get the recipe from Cake N’ Knife

Pomegranate Rosemary Sparkler

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How classy of a cocktail is this? Get the recipe at A House in the Hills

Peppermint Chocolate Martini

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Only THREE ingredients needed to make this delectable concoction. Kuddos to Growing Up Gabel on this one!

Cranberry Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mules are ALWAYS a huge hit! I’m pretty sure a dash of cranberry will only up the obsession with this much loved beverage. Get the recipe at Blackberry Babe.

 

Jingle Juice

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This is sure to add a little jingle bell rock to any party. Jingle Juice via Baked Bree.

Hot Buttered Rum

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Just saying the name of this drink makes me mouth water. I feel like I might have to put a limit on the number each guest can have or things might get too crazy. But I probably won’t. Get the mixing instructions from The Kitchen is my Playground.

Butterscotch Martini

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A cream soda based cocktail? I’ll take two! Get the recipe at Living Locutro

Apple Pie on the Rocks

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Nothing like a little fireball to spice up your holiday get together.  Get the recipe at Vegan Yack Attack

Black Ombre Sparkler

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The Cookie Rookie hit a home run with this one! So delicious! Here’s the recipe.

Sugar cookie martini

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How fabulous would this be with some sprinkles added to the rim? Created by Crazy for Crust

 


 

Stove Top Creamed Corn

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This tastes exactly like Rudy’s Creamed Corn! I must admit, I was pretty proud of myself when I heard the compliments last night. This. stuff. is . AMAZING! And it was quick and easy too!

Ingredients:

  • 20 ounces corn (either can corn, drained or frozen corn, thawed. Either works)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:

  • Heat corn, heavy cream. salt, sugar, pepper and butter in pot.
  • While heating, mix milk and flower together in a separate bowl.
  • Once you pot has come to a medium heat, slowly stir in the milk and flower mixture.
  • Stir until thick and creamy (about 10-12 minutes)
  • Remove from heat and add Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Say Goodbye to Pie- Recipes with a twist to the traditional dessert

Say Goodbye to Pumpking Pie- 12 sweet pumpkin recipes to Make this fall!

Pumpkin is the spice of Fall life. A Thanksgiving table isn’t complete without something sweet to finish off the meal.  Tradition would tell you that something would be a pumpkin pie. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE a good pumpkin pie. I have very fond childhood  memories of taking slices that were way too big and topping it off with way too much whipped cream. It’s a staple dessert for a reason- it’s sure to satisfy just about anyone. But I’m ready to think outside the pie crust! It’s time to expand my pumpkin horizons. Here are a few mouthwatering recipes that will not disappoint!

Pumpkin Roll

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Can you believe this one only takes 25 min to make? Created by Give Me Some Oven.

 

Pumpkin Scones

529460499603f4413177c727cce99f69Ohhh a Starbucks Copycat Scone?! Yes, PLEASE! Check it out on Damn Delicious.

 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake

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You’ll basically be the hero of the holiday if you show up with this cake. Get the recipe at Lil Luna.

Pumpkin Fudge

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Guys, this one is HEALTHY! So you automatically get to eat twice as much! Via Big Mans World.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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The cream cheese frosting is the icing on top of this perfect cupcake! Made by The Busy Baker.

No Bake Pumkpin Cheesecake

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How moist and delicious does that look? And it’s a no bake! That’s a winner in my book! get the recipe from Creole Contessa.

Pumpkin Carmel Poke Cake

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Are you drooling yet? Made by Averie Cooks.

Pumpkin Cannoli

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These look almost too perfect to eat. But I promise that won’t stop you! Via A Treats Affair.

Pumpkin Delight

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Lil Luna is officially a master of all things pumpkin. See her recipe here.