Archive | March 2014

French Dip Sandwiches

When you read the words “French Dip” do you immediately taste the juiciness of the roast beef and know the probability of the au jus dripping down your chin?
Here’s an easy recipe using your slow cooker to answer the call from your taste buds.

French Dip (via the slow cooker)


1 3-pound-ish roast, boneless
2 cans beef broth OR 2/3 box of beef broth
1 teas minced garlic
1/2 chopped onion OR a few dashes of dried, minced onion


Put the roast in the slow cooker (3.5-4 quart).  Add garlic and onions.  Pour broth over meat.  Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.  After cooking, remove meat and shred.  Return to pot.

Serve on French rolls topped with some provolone or cheddar cheese, melted or briefly broiled.  Make sure to serve a dill pickle and the au jus in a dipping bowl, too.


Only a Short Time

Our children are only little for a short time.  While the days can be long, the years are short.  I remind myself throughout the day with our ever-changing 2 1/2 year old that:  he’s young and will only be this age once, to take a breath and enjoy him, to delight in his excitement of the world, and even when he has a cheeky gleam in his eye that I get to be his Mom.

You will never have this day
with your child again.
Tomorrow they’ll be a little
older than they we’re today.
This day is a gift.
Breathe and notice.
Smell and touch them;
study their faces
and little feet and pay attention.

Enjoy today, mama.
It will be over before you know it.”

~Jen Hatmaker