Friday, September 12, 2008

French Dip - Man Size!

With Football season upon us - I knew it was time to get the crock pot out and make my man his favorite sandwich. He has no idea what goes into this dish, the time it takes and the overall effort on my part to make him HIS sandwich - and I like it like that. If he knew it took 2 minutes when I woke up in the morning and 2 minutes to put it in the bread - I might not receive all the accolades he gives me (so lets keep this blog between you and me- wink)

French Dip
1 (3lb) beef roast shoulder cut
2 cups water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
3 to 4 peppercorns
French rolls
Provolone or cheddar cheese

Place roast in slow cooker. Add water, soy sauce, and seasonings. Cover and cook on high for at least 6 hours. Remove meat from broth, shred with fork and keep warm. Strain broth, skim off fat. Pour broth into small cups for dipping. Serve beef on rolls. I slit rolls, place 2 pieces of cheese on one side, wrap in foil and bake at 400 for 10 minutes.

Now a little bit about the man I cook for....

Jamie (He wants to be called James - but he is Jamie to me) has been my rock for 14 years now. These past two years, my rock, has turned into a pillar. He is VERY Scandinavian, and thus keeps his emotions tucked way down deep - which is great for our relationship because I wear mine on my sleeve, my shirt, my cuffs, my pants, shoes, and sox. I can fall to pieces watching a fast food commercial! He is the yin to my yang, the PB to my jelly, and the cinnamon and sugar to my leftsa!

When my hubby and I were in NY this summer he was running to get cash so we could buy cheap Broadway tickets. On his way to the ATM someone shouted out "Hey, there's Cal Ripken". My husband not only came back with the money for the tickets - he brought with him a head so big it didn't fit in the theatre that night. You be the judge...Am I married to a Cal Ripken look alike?

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