For Easter, (I told you I was way behind on posting…) my mom made roast beef. She sent home half of it with us, and we decided to make roast beef sandwiches with it. It was amazing and a fun way to add some variety to our lives as we never make sandwiches for dinner. Also, my mom bought me a mandolin at the Korean market and I was probably more excited than I should have been to use it for the first time.
My new, just washed mandolin!
Roast Beef Sandwiches
- 1/3lb sliced roast beef
- 1/2 yellow onion sliced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced
- 1 loaf ciabatta bread
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the mushrooms and onions.
Look at the nice, even slices! Isn’t the mandolin awesome?
Heat butter in a skillet, add the mushrooms and onion until sauteed. Cut open the ciabatta bread and lay the roast beef across the bottom half of the bread.
Toast for about 8 minutes or until the meat is heated. Add the provolone cheese to the top half of the bread and put it back into the oven until the cheese is melted, about 4 minutes. Take out of the oven, put the sauteed mushrooms and onions on top of the meat.
Put the halves together, cut, serve and enjoy! I think a dijonaise would’ve been great on this, but Dan is picky about his mustard….
Last week I saw recipes popping up all over regarding tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Now that it’s not 70+ degrees and sunny here, I took our first cold and stormy night and made a quick and easy tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich.
Please focus on the delicious soup and sandwich and ignore the mess on the table
Tomato Soup Ingredients:
- 2 cans stewed tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon pre-crushed garlic (or one fresh clove)
- Small handful of basil leaves
- Pepper to taste
In a pot, heat up stewed tomatoes, olive oil and pre-crushed garlic. Stir in basil leaves and let cool. Once cool, put the soup in a food processor and blend it until smooth. Put the soup back into the pot and heat up when ready to eat. Add pepper if you would like.
I tried to put chicken stock in the soup, and I found it made it oily, so I tried to take most of it out. I would also like to try and add some cream to it next time.
Grilled Cheese Ingredients:
- 2 slices of thick bread (I used Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Tuscan Pane)
- Slices of Trader Joe’s Cheddar and Gruyer melange cheese
We cheated and did it the easy way. Place cheese in between bread slices, stick on George Foreman, close lid and wait for cheese to melt. I wasn’t feeling so well and I wanted to eat quickly then lay on the couch. It was perfect on a cold, fall night and I’m hoping it combats the illness!