Thursday, October 22, 2009

Anniversary Dinner

Okay, so I know a Philly Cheese Steak and Fries aren't the most romantic anniversary dinner, but it was delicious! Today we celebrated lucky number 13. I knew the hubby would more than likely be late coming home from work, so I just decided Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches and Homemade Fries sounded like a winner.

Philly Cheese & Homemade Fries

I've made these before, but this time they turned out better than ever. I stopped at the local butcher shop and picked up what I think was a rump roast. The butcher and I were talking and I can't remember what I got! Whatever it was, we loved it!. Using lower fat cheese and making my own fries probably made this a little more figure friendly. I know, that's just in my imagination but HEY, it IS my anniversary!

This is how I made the fries:

One potato per person cut into wedges
Large zip-loc bag
Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning
Mrs. Dash Spicy Seasoning
Olive Oil

Put potato wedges in bag with seasonings and oil and shake to coat. Spread on baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes or until done to your liking.

The Philly Cheese Steak recipe came from the "Crock-Pot The Original Slow Cooker Best-Loved Slow Cooker Favorites" Cookbook. The only thing I did different was to use a roast instead of round steak. About an hour before we ate I took it out, sliced it and put it back in the crockpot. I also just used 2 onions and a lower fat mozzarella cheese.

Makes 8 servings

2 pounds round steak, sliced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
4 onions, sliced
2 green bell peppers, sliced
1 tablespoon garlic-pepper blend
Salt, to taste
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
8 crusty Italian or French rolls - toast rolls on griddle or under broiler, if desired
8 slices Cheddar cheese, cut in half

Combine steak, butter, onions, green peppers, garlic-pepper blend and salt in Crock-Pot slow cooker; stir to mix.

Whisk together water and bouillon in small bowl; pour into Crock-Pot slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours.

Remove meat, onions and green peppers from Crock-Pot slow cooker and pile on rolls. Top with cheese and place under broiler until cheese is melted.


Vicky said...

Happy Anniversary you two! ...and many more!!! Dinner looks good :)

Paper Studio Instructor(s) said...

Congrats Patty!

Kathy said...

Popped over to thank upi for your comment on my latest project for Bubbly Scrumptious and found this delicious looking recipe! A feast for the eyes means no calories!

Andrea Bantz said...

Looks wonderful! Can you tell me if you've ever tried freezing it for later crocking?

Patty Albertson said...

Andrea I haven't tried freezing this. I would assume you could freeze everything except the liquid and it would be ready to toss in the crockpot when your ready to make it.

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