At least once a year my siblings and I engage in our own version of “The Biggest Loser” contest. While I’m not particularly competitive (ahem, unlike some of my siblings), joining the contest helps me stay on track. It provides accountability. Yeah, something about stepping on a scale in front of people makes me think twice before inhaling a super-sized bowl of vanilla Blue Bell Ice Cream covered with nuts and chocolate syrup.
My little sis won the last contest, and she used MyFitnessPal, a nifty little app to help her. She loaded it for free on her smart phone. It helps with tracking calories through a look-up feature for calories on foods etc. Check it out, and tell me what you think.
I’ve had a lot of requests for this pot-roast-sandwich recipe that we served at the Deep Thinkers Retreat in Destin, Florida. This recipe came from my hubby’s niece; she passed it on to me when my son, Caleb, inhaled three of these in one setting. It feeds my small army (my family plus their teenage friends) and I can write while it’s cooking. So instead of sweating over dinner, go ahead and make your characters sweat instead!
Pot Roast Sandwiches
1 pot roast (as small or as big as you may need for your family)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
salt & pepper (to taste)
2 packets onion soup (your brand preference)
1 can beef broth
1 cup of water
1-2 teaspoons Tony Chacheres Original Creole Seasoning (optional – for additional flavor)
Provolone or Mozzarella cheese
Season with salt, pepper and Tony Chacheres Original Creole Seasoning
Seer for 2 to 3 minutes per side (until dark brown)
Put roast into Crock Pot with all other ingredients
Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours
Shred the roast and serve over the rolls with a slice of provolone or mozzarella cheese.
Serve on a hoagie or your favorite type of rolls
For an extra touch, put the sandwiches in your oven on broil ‘til cheese melts.
Put sauce in small bowls, for dipping
Optional: Serve with a salad
My Book Therapy Retreat Hostess and a romance novel addict, Alena Tauriainen juggles life in the family business while mothering four zany kids. She ponders the beginning aspects of a writer’s life while enjoying real life with her family. Email Alena at email@example.com and let her know what you think about her writing and wellness column.