Monday, August 29, 2011

Pot Roast Sliders

Why hasn't someone invented a line of crockpot candles? Roast? Chili? There's just nothing like coming home to a house that smells absolutely delicious!

I found this recipe over at Deep South Dish, but I made a few adjustments. The original recipe calls for adding caramelized onions and Swiss cheese to the sandwiches (which does indeed sound delicious). Instead, I added mushrooms that I had on hand and served with pickles, which added a kick of acid and a nice crunch. I served the roast on Hawaiian rolls, and I loved the "sweet" element they brought.

This had a pretty basic roast flavor, but I could definitely taste the spice from the picante sauce. (Don't worry, it's not overwhelming.)

I love the idea of a different way to serve pot roast as little sandwiches. Comfort food in the palm of your hand! Tonight's leftovers can be served traditional with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Printable recipe

1 3 to 4 pound pot roast
1 cup water
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1 envelope Italian dressing mix
1 envelope brown gravy
1 8-ounce jar picante sauce
1 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms (optional)

Whisk water with the contents of the three envelopes in a small bowl. Add about 1/4 cup to the bottom of your slow cooker. Place roast on top and pour remaining mixture over and around roast. Top with jar of picante sauce. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Add mushrooms in the last hour of cooking. Shred roast with two forks in crockpot and stir roast and gravy/sauce together. Serve on dinner rolls.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What's the point of pinning recipes...

...if you're never going to make any of them?

For years, I've been bookmarking recipes...and then promptly forgetting about them. So, when someone recently introduced me to Pinterest and how it works, I started going through my bookmarks and pinning all of the recipes I've been intending to make.

Within just two weeks of joining the site, I have well over 100 recipes pinned. I love how now all of the recipes are on one page for easy viewing...choosing what to make for dinner just got that much easier. It made me think...I  really need to start cooking these. And blogging about it.

Click on the Pinterest logo to see my pins...and feel free to weigh in on any you'd like to see me try. There are recipes on my Food board, as well as my Football Season board. With college kick-off around the corner, I can't wait to start making tailgating snacks.

Stay tuned...we're getting started soon!