Monday, July 23, 2012

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesteak, and Two Easy Lunch Ideas

As a mom to a baby who eats everything you put in front of her (I thank Baby Led Weaning for that! Seriously, the kid eat raw radishes - yuck!) I'm always trying new recipes and ideas. The simpler, the better! Here are three that I've made over the past week that are not only baby approved, but husband approved!

Brie and Jam Grilled Cheese
Exceptionally easy, slice thin pieces of brie, put them on any bread you like. Put the jam you want to use on the other slice of bread, I used strawberry preserves. Butter the outside and slap it on a griddle over medium to medium-high heat. Until perfectly browned on the outside. Then you'll have a sweet and savory perfection!

Kiwi & Banana Palm Trees
Very basic, and very cute. Take a banana slice in half long ways, then cut smaller segments to make the trunk of the palm tree. Use kiwis to create the leaves, and then bread of some sort to create the island, pita would work well! I used some leftover chocolate tortilla I had made the day before.

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak

**This is a recipe I found at Six Sister's Stuff, and tweaked a little bit.

1.5lbs beef round steak
14oz beef broth
envelope of Italian dressing mix
sub rolls
provolone cheese
toppings (onions, steak sauce, green bell peppers, whatever you like!)

Thinly slice the steak. I do this when it's still slightly frozen, makes it easier to cut. Place the steak slices in your slow cooker, cover with beef broth and Italian season packet. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.
Before serving.. Heat your oven to 350 degrees f. Place meat on sub rolls, place whatever toppings you like on top (for me it's green peppers), then cover with provolone. Put your sub in the oven for 5-10 minutes (I did 7 minutes) and voila! Warm, toasty bread and perfectly melted cheese. Enjoy!

The main difference between my way and the original recipe is that I don't put my green pepper and onions in to cook with the meat. I did try it that way - as you can see in the picture, but everything got so soggy. I like my peppers to have some crunch to them! Nom nom!


  1. Hi Mar! Thanks for finding me. I'm now your newest follower as well. Your blog looks great!!!

  2. I'm your newest follower! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the palm trees and the fab lunch ideas!

  3. I think the brie and jelly sandwich sounds delicious, and I think my girls might actually eat bananas and kiwi if I made them into a palm tree. Cute idea! New follower!

    I hope you will follow me back.

    Keri @

  4. Everything looks so yummy!

    Mrs. Delightful

  5. I'm a new follower from the Mom's Monday Mingle hop! Stop by and follow back at

  6. Yummy brie and jam grilled cheese. We had a weird but awesome combo of brie, chocolate and roasted strawberries it was sooo good. That cheesesteak oh yum.

  7. Hey there! I am visiting from Thee Blog Hop. I am a little bit late but wanted to stop by. I am a new follower! I blog over at I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut machine! I would love it if you would enter! Hope you have a great day!


  8. Stopping by from the hop. The Philly sandwiches look yummy.

  9. Looks delish! I'm so trying this one! Such a cute blog you have here =D

  10. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I’m the newest follower of your blog via the hop, and I’d also like to invite you to check out an Amazon Giftcard Giveaway I’m having right now!

    Hope to see you there, and thank you!

  11. My brother suggested I might like this website. He was totally right.
    This post truly made my day. You cann't imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!
    Here is my webpage : piano lessons

  12. Paragraph writing is also a fun, if you know then you can write otherwise it is complex to
    Look into my page ... ways of making money from home

  13. Valuable information. Fortunate me I discovered your website by accident, and I am
    surprised why this accident did not happened in advance!
    I bookmarked it.
    my site: tattoo removal cost

  14. wonderful submit, very informative. I'm wondering why the opposite experts of this sector don't notice this.
    You should continue your writing. I'm confident, you've a great readers' base already!
    Here is my web blog ... male breast reduction

  15. Great blog here! Additionally your website a lot up very fast!
    What host are you using? Can I am getting your affiliate hyperlink on
    your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol
    Visit my web blog diablo 3 game guide

  16. Quality content is the main to be a focus for the users to pay a quick visit the web page, that's what this web site is providing.
    Here is my web page - whitening cream

  17. I got this website from my buddy who shared with me regarding this website and at
    the moment this time I am visiting this web page and reading very informative articles or reviews at this time.
    My webpage:

  18. I have read so many articles or reviews regarding the blogger lovers except this article is genuinely a fastidious piece of writing,
    keep it up.
    Feel free to visit my weblog ... get rid of zit

  19. I don't even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you aren't already ;
    ) Cheers!
    Review my site :: natural acne cure

  20. Great website you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics discussed here?
    I'd really love to be a part of group where I can get advice from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Appreciate it!

    Also visit my page :: louis vuitton bags on sale

  21. Hello very cool site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .

    . I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally?

    I'm happy to search out numerous useful info right here within the publish, we'd like work out more techniques in this regard, thanks
    for sharing. . . . . .

    My web-site: ロレックスコピー時計

  22. Thanks for finally writing about > "Slow Cooker Philly Cheesteak, and Two Easy Lunch Ideas" < Liked it!

    Look at my blog post; プラダ トートバッグ

  23. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Thanks for supplying this info.

    my site ... ロレックスレプリカ

  24. What's up mates, its enormous paragraph regarding teachingand completely explained, keep it up all the time.

    Here is my website ロレックスコピー

  25. Ridiculous quest there. What occurred after?

    Good luck!

    my homepage cheap nike free run
    Also see my webpage - cheap nike free run 4.0

  26. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.

    Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

    Feel free to surf to my webpage ... cheap air max 2013

  27. Greetings! This is my first visit to your blog!
    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in
    a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to
    work on. You have done a wonderful job!

    Check out my webpage; Christian Louboutin Outlet

  28. It's an amazing article in support of all the internet viewers; they will obtain advantage from it I am sure.

    Stop by my blog post; fast weight loss diets

  29. Right now it appears like BlogEngine is the top
    blogging platform out there right now. (from what I've read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

    Review my blog Ray Ban Outlet

  30. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my website thus i came to “return the favor”.

    I am attempting to find things to enhance my web site!
    I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

    Feel free to surf to my web page - ray ban outlet

  31. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think
    I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

    Feel free to surf to my web blog ... クロエ バッグ

  32. Hi all, here every one is sharing these knowledge, so it's fastidious to read this weblog, and I used to pay a visit this blog all the time.

    My blog ... polo outlet online

  33. Yes! Finally something about ralph lauren clothing.

    My web-site - Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store

  34. My partner and I stumbled over here different page and thought I should check things out.

    I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to
    finding out about your web page for a second time.

    Also visit my web page :: グッチ 財布 :: ::