They say to write about what you love. If you do that, the words will spill out of you and you will write wonderful words. Well, besides my kids and my husband, I love food. I love to cook food, I love to eat food, I love everything about food. So here I am, writing about food.
Food has the ability to stir up memories in us that we may have forgotten. Sometimes they may not be pleasant, like rotisserie chicken makes me want to barf now just like it did when I was pregnant. Sometimes though, they are the most magnificent of memories. Memories that bring a smile to your face every time you think about it. These sammies do that for me. I always think about coming home from school on a really terrible day and coming home full of piss and vinegar. Angry because I failed a test, or dropped my lunch, or fell down in the hallway. Then I would walk in the house and the smell of these delights cooking in the Crock Pot would smack me square in the face and I instantly forgot about the craptastic day I suffered through and counted the minutes until I could sit at the table with my family and stuff my face with sammies and salad.
Now I get to pass them on to my kids. It’s one of the very few meals in which I don’t have to listen to cries of ‘I don’t liiiiiiike that’ or ‘ewwwwwwwwww, that’s grossssssssss’ or ‘I’m not eating thaaaaat’. When they wake up in the morning and their noses are filled with that same smell (because the sammies have been cooking all night long) I hear ‘I can’t wait to get home for dinner’ or ‘Mom made our favorite’ or ‘YEEEEE HAWWWWWW’. When we all reconvene after a long day apart and we finally sit down around the table, just like I did as a kid, the only complaints I hear are when the roll bowl is empty before their bellies are full and when there aren’t enough leftovers for everyone to have a sandwich for lunch the next day.
They don’t even ask for dessert. That alone should tell you something.
- Easy-Peasy Crock Pot French Dip Sammies
- French Dip Sammies your family will LOVE!
- 1 3-5 Pound Chuck Roast Remove fat if you prefer
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Rosemary
- 2 1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
- 5 cubes Beef Bouillion
- 1 dozen Hard Rolls or Bolillo Rolls
- Lay the roast (or roasts) in Crock Pot and fill pot three-quarters full of water. Drop in bouillon cubes and sprinkle seasonings on top. Put the lid on and turn Crock Pot on low. Cook for about 24 hours. Take roasts out (they will fall apart), shred meat, and serve on rolls with the remaining juice from the meat.
For my family of seven, I always use two roasts. I put them in the pot frozen solid and start them the night before!