We are going the easy route this week for dinner. I have been having some problems with the ol' joints again, so anything the kids can make or I don't have to stand too long to prepare is being whipped together.
Last night we had a house favorite. It is a splurge to make this meal because the ingredients aren't cheap, but we like to have it every once and a while.
We love homemade French Dip Sandwiches with fruit salad and veggies on the side. Silly, huh? The thing about this meal is that sliced deli roast beef is incredibly expensive. $10.00 /lb here. Plus the swiss cheese costs $3.00 /for a 1/2 lb and a premade fruit salad is $12.00 [it is just not cost effective to make this, believe me - Cantaloupes and Honeydews are $3.00/ea] Beef broth is $1.00/can [2 cans], subrolls are $3.00 and the veggies are always in the house, so I don't count them in the price.
So, total? $30.00 and when divided by 4? That is $7.50 per person. Tadpoles you know how cheap I am - but this meal is just so darn good and easy. And healthy! [I will justify that $7.50 somehow, you know I will! :D]
To make the sandwiches:
- Preheat oven to HI broil.
- Slice 4 sub rolls and place on a cookie sheet covered in tinfoil.
- Lay 2 slices of cheese on each sub roll. Set aside.
- On stovetop pour 2 cans of beef broth in pot. Place in slices of roast beef. Heat on medium.
- When roast beef is heated through [5 mins, max] place subrolls in oven and watch as swiss cheese melts, bubbles slightly and the edges lightly toast.
- Remove. Using tongs place equal portions of roast beef on each sub. Cut in half. Serve with a ramiken of the beef broth for dipping.
That easy! And seriously? These are so good.
Now, could I please have suggestions for tonight's dinner? :D