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.

Ingredients:
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!

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