Friday, May 21, 2010

French Dip Dinner- Version 2

I made french dip a few months ago, but I decided to try another recipe to compare. This one comes from my other favorite food blog, Pioneer Woman. Honestly, I just don't know what one is better. It depends on the ingredients you have.
    * 1 whole 2.5 To 4 Pound Chuck Roast
    * ¼ cups Butter
    * 1 whole Large Onion, Sliced Thick
    * 3 cloves Garlic, Peeled
    * ½ cups Soy Sauce
    * 1 cup Sherry (cooking Sherry Is Fine)
    * ½ teaspoons Salt
    * 4 cups Water
    * Toasted, Buttered Deli Rolls
    * OPTIONAL: Rosemary, Thyme, Other Spices

Preparation Instructions
Heat butter in a heavy pot or skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onions for a couple of minutes, or until starting to get brown. Pour them into your crock pot.

Add a little more butter to your skillet and sear your chuck roast for a few minutes on each side to seal in the flavors. Move your chuck roast to sit on top of your onions. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover pot and simmer (very low heat) for 6-8 hours, or until beef is fork-tender and falling apart.  Shred meat with two forks until all large chunks are gone. Serve immediately or continue to simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

*Mixture can be refrigerated overnight. Remove hardened fat from top of pan before reheating.

Serve on top of toasted, buttered deli rolls. Top with cheese and place under the broiler if desired.
Amber and Audrina came over for dinner. She brought Wine Ice Stirs. I got it for her for a birthday and we wanted to try it out. You were suppose to make the powder mixture and freeze it, but we skipped that step. You mix it with wine and put it in a blender with ice. It was very good.
Here is the final masterpiece. It was so yummy!
Amber also brought these yummy desserts from the diner that we all like to go to. We had baklava, Strawberry shortcake, and Peanut butter cup cake! They were all soo delicious!
I had fun playing with Audrina outside. She loved the tarp that we had out. She thought it was similar to bubble wrap and would jump on it and dive into it.
She was also just running around the yard and David was trying to keep her out of trouble. I snapped this picture really quick, but they were moving a lot so it was a bit blurry.
We tried for a group shot, but Audrina really didn't want to be apart of it.
So here is just me and Amber. We had a lot of fun! Hope you guys can come over again soon!
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leah said...

That french dip was SOO good.... but I'm the same I can't figure out which one I liked better! Maybe we'll have to do our best bites again :)

Mock family said...

I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT YOUR WEDDING ARCH!! now you need to stain your fence that color! looks like a lot of fun guys!!

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