We had the most wonderful day today and when I was trying to describe it to my daughter I realized that it probably would sound boring to anybody else. Really it was just a day filled with running errands, but we started the day eating out for breakfast. Hands down this is our favorite meal to eat out and Keith hit the nail on the head this morning when he said the best part of it is how relaxed the meal is. We're not tired from working all day, we've had a good night's sleep and we're ready to enjoy one another.
After that it was Walmart and the meat market, which turned out to be fun and educational. We haven't been to a meat market since we've lived here and I found one really pretty close. Keith's birthday is Monday and we plan to grill steaks together, but we really don't know how to do it right. They told us about some pre-marinated steaks they carry and then the owner even came and told us the right way to grill a steak and showed us how to tell if they are done or not. Hopefully the meal will be delicious and I'm here to tell you that grilling steaks at home will be tons cheaper than going out and ordering one.
Today is just another perfect example of it doesn't matter what you're doing, just so long as you are doing it together.
I tried a new recipe the other night and this one will definitely go in the rotation. Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches made in the crockpot! This sandwich is one of Keith's favorites and I was glad to find a recipe we can make at home. I served it with cole slaw, but can hardly call it homemade. I bought a bag of cole slaw mix and used some Kraft cole slaw dressing on it. Very good, but someday I'm going to have to find a recipe for dressing.
Crockpot Philly Cheesesteak
1 pound beef (like round steak - I used stew meat because it was on sale sooo cheap, but will use something with bigger pieces in the future!)
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 cup beef broth
1/8 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
Place beef in the bottom of the crockpot and pour broth and soy sauce over the top. Layer onion and pepper over the beef and sprinkle with seasoning to taste. Cook on low 8-9 hours or high 4-6 hours.
When done, stir with a slotted spoon and put on rolls cut in half. Place on foil covered cookie sheet and top with cheese (I used pepper jack).
Place under broiler until the cheese melts.
Recipe adapted from Finding Joy in My Kitchen