17 March 2008

Transformation

So in my house, I try to make a meal last but without reheating the same meal 3 nights in a row. The best roll over meal I have come up with is Potroast transformed into stew and then into sheppards pie.

So for my pot roasts, it is usually a crock pot dinner. Brown all the sides of your roast in a pan and then drop it into your crockpot.
Pour a can of Beef Stock over top
Drop in 3-4 boullion cubes (depends on what size your roast is)
Cut up an onion, and mince 2 cloves of Garlic to drop in the pot too.

For sides, add in 1 medium sized potato per person you are serving and a bag of baby cut carrots. Add them in at the same time as you start your meat.

Turn it on low for 8 hours to cook or for 4 hours on high. I have noticed, though, that the roast is not fall apart done when it is cooked on high for only 4 hours.


My mom likes to make French onion soup out of the drippings from the roast. Easy enough.

Thinly slice 4-5 onions
cook them down with 1 TB of Oil and 5 TB of Butter
When they have carmelized,
add 1 TB of Sugar
3TB of Flour
6 cups of liquid
Then cook for 45 minutes

If you use all the drippings from the roast and add beef stock to make your 6 cups of liquid, you probably won't need to add boullion cubes, but if you use water to make up a portion of your liquid, you will need to add about 1 boullion cube per cup of water.

With the leftovers from the roast and French onion soup, I like to make beef stew. I cut the roast up into about 1" pieces. Pour in a 16 oz bag of mixed veggies, and the French onion soup, and add some corn starch to thicken the whole pot.

With the leftover stew, I usually make sheppards pie. I usually have leftover potatoes and carrots from my original pot of roast, so I mash them up together. The carrots add a bit of sweetness to the potatoes.

Sheppards pie is as easy as pouring the stew into a baking pan and then topping it with the mashed potatoes and then dumping shredded cheese over the whole thing.

Bake it at 350 until the stew starts to bubble. It usually doesn't take much longer than 30 minutes.

Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Found a YUMMY recipie for oatmeal peanutbutter chocolate chip cookies. Make your own!! Here is the recipie!!

1 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Bake at 350 for 10 - 15 minutes