We are changing here at the Osbornes. Working towards a healthier diet. It may be a journey.
Monday, July 26, 2010
One roast - 3 meals
I'm making a number of changes in our lives. One is a committment use all of my left overs very efficiently and never waste food. I've been guilty of this in the past and I was raised better than that. So this is 3 meals from one beef roast purchased on sale.
Meal one. Pot roast. I have a brand new oven. I am new to owning a convection oven. This is the only stove I've ever owned which I cared to read the instructions for, but I love it and am looking forward to learning more. Vegetables and potatoes. Husband needed a comfort meal after all of the furniture moving he has been doing.
Meal two. Barbecue beef sandwiches. For lunch, I dashed home to toast my sandwich buns under the broiler of the new oven. I wrapped them in foil and grabbed my barbecue beef and headed back to the office. I transport food quite often, to work and back. The microwave is the only means of cooking at our business, so I have to be creative. I recommend owning an assortment of containers that microwave well, transport with a sealed lid, and can go straight into the dishwasher. I bought this one from Goodwill, so this doesn't need to be a budget problem.
Once at work, I heated the beef and assembled the sandwiches. This was just pieces of the roast and barbecue sauce poured over. I used Josh's Sauce, recipe to follow, with my own secret ingredient. I keep this sauce in a quart canning jar in my frig and use it many ways. It is easy to make and uniformly handy. And I know what's in it. Just read the ingredients in some bottled sauces and you wonder what you are consuming.
I had baggies of apple and carrots to go with.
The sandwich was savory and hardy. Step-son said it was delicious. Husband liked it, too. I had been thinking about it all morning. Yum.
2 cups catchup
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 t. minced garlic
4 shakes of chipotle tabasco sauce, optional but good
I've reserved enough of the roast for meal 3: Beef Pilaf Salad. Recipe for the salad will be coming soon.