Easy Roast Beef Sandwiches

Hubby really loves Arby’s, and I hate it. I don’t like roast beef, and the smell of Arby’s makes me gag. So when my mom passed this easy dinner idea on to me, I had to seriously think about whether to make it. I knew that Hubby would like it, but I wasn’t sure about myself. I decided to risk it, and now it’s become an easy meal in my rotation.

It’s like a homemade version of Arby’s!

Cast of Ingredients:
Deli sliced roast beef
Sliced provolone cheese (or colby jack, american, swiss, etc)

Rolls (I have used both hoagie rolls and potato rolls)
Dijon mustard

Slice the rolls and smear mustard on one half of each roll.

Put slices of cheese on one half of the rolls.

Add roast beef on the other half of the rolls. (I used two slices per roll)

Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melty. I’ve also broiled these for about 3-4 minutes, and then baked to keep warm. Either way is good, I just choose to bake them since I have to keep a closer eye on the broiler.

Eat and enjoy! I served with mac and cheese shells.

Ham and Cheddar Noodle Bake

This is one of our favorite go-to meals. I know we both like it, and it’s like the epitome of comfort food.
It’s adapted from Tasty Kitchen, and the recipe can be found at this link.
Cast of Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups uncooked elbow noodles (or penne or other pasta)
     2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups diced ham
1 cup frozen or canned corn 
Cook the pasta until al dente.
Melt the butter in a skillet.
Add flour and milk and whisk until combined.
Grease a 9×9 casserole dish.
Put the cooked noodles in the dish.
Add cheese to the milk mixture and mix until melted.
Pour cheese mixture on top of noodles.
Top with ham and corn, and mix all until well combined.
Add more cheddar on top of the noodles for extra delicious cheesy goodness.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Simple Meatball Subs

Easy Friday night dinners are a must. After a long week, I want something low-stress.  Who am I kidding? I want something low-stress every day! That’s what I’m all about. But especially on Friday!

This week Hubby has to work late on Friday, so this is something easy to throw together right when he gets home.

Cast of Ingredients:
6-10 meatballs (2 per sub)
1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 cup of grated mozzerella/Italian blend cheese (you could used sliced sandwich cheese as well)
Hoagie rolls

If your meatballs are frozen like mine, thaw them.
Let them simmer on low with the spaghetti sauce. Feel free to add garlic, Italian seasonings, basil, etc.


Put cheese on one half of each roll. Feel free to add garlic and basil too!


Bake at 450 for 5-8 minutes, until cheese is melty.


Slice meatballs in half and put about 2 meatballs (4 halves) on each sub.


Add spaghetti sauce and more cheese on top.
Don’t forget napkins because this is pretty messy!

There you have it, my easy Friday night dinner.

Super Easy BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Hubby is from Memphis, which means that there’s a pretty high standard for BBQ in our family. They take their barbecue seriously, and there are definite rules for what makes acceptable barbecue. Thankfully, this got the thumbs up from hubby. It also got a thumbs up from me for being so easy!

Cast of Ingredients:
Pork tenderloin (mine was about 2 pounds)
1/2 bottle of barbecue sauce (I used Kraft honey barbecue)
Rolls

Put the tenderloin in the crock pot.

Cover the tenderloin with barbecue sauce.

Turn the crock pot on low for 8 hours. When you come home, it smells yummy and looks like this (Yes, I know, I’m a fabulous photographer)

Use two forks to shred the pork.

Serve on rolls to make sandwiches, or any other way you like. Tacos, salad, the possibilities are endless!

I served this with mac and cheese for a deliciously Southern meal.

Meatball Stroganoff

Dinner last night was meatball stroganoff. Basically, this is like hamburger stroganoff, with the hamburger formed into meatballs instead of just being ground beef.

Why would I do this, you ask? Because I made meatballs a couple of months ago, and they’ve been in the freezer waiting to be eaten. Hubby is on my case about cleaning out the freezer. Hence, meatball stroganoff.

Cast of Ingredients:
4-6 Meatballs (you can use frozen, or make your own. Someday I’ll give you my recipe for homemade meatballs)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk or water
Egg noodles

Thaw meatballs if frozen, or bake them if meat is raw.
Mix cream of mushroom soup with milk/water.

Add meatballs to the soup mixture.

Simmer for 5-6 minutes.
Add sour cream and mix together right before serving.
Meanwhile, boil egg noodles until al dente.
Drain noodles and serve meatballs and gravy over the noodles.

I served this with roasted broccoli. One of Hubby’s favorite ways to eat broccoli!

Here’s how:

Cast of Ingredients:
     1 head of broccoli
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 
Toss the broccoli with olive oil, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, and lemon juice.

Roast at 400 for 15-20 mins.


Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Hey everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend! We sure did here.

My piano recital on Saturday went really well. I was really proud of all the kids who worked so hard! It’s so fun to see them succeed. Then Hubby and I had a date night! We ate at Chili’s and went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I actually really liked it, though I’ve heard mixed reviews about it.

This recipe I made on Friday night. I modified it from The Pioneer Woman’s original recipe. Not that I’m saying her recipes aren’t great the way they are! But I changed it to fit more for 2 people, as well as what ingredients I have in the pantry.

So, here we go! And again, my picture taking didn’t work out. I’ll try to do better this week, I promise.

Cast of Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1/2 chopped onion
1 eight oz can of tomato sauce
8 ounces of egg noodles
1/2 sour cream
2 tablespoons Philadelphia cooking creme
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Brown the ground beef and onion until cooked through, and drain the grease.
Add the tomato sauce to the meat and let simmer on low.
Meanwhile, cook the egg noodles until al dente. Drain, and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the sour cream and cooking creme. (If you don’t have cooking creme, just use cottage cheese or ricotta cheese, as the Pioneer Woman suggests)
Mix the cooked egg noodles with the sour cream mixture, and place in an 8×8 casserole dish.
Dump the ground beef mixture on the noodles, and mix everything together.
Top with the cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Yum! We love simple, comfort foods, and this is definitely one of them. Enjoy!

Sunday Suppers

Another week, another meal plan!

Here you go:

Monday- Meatball Stroganoff, served with roasted broccoli

Tuesday- BBQ Pork sandwiches (in the crock pot)

Wednesday- Dinner with Hubby’s parents

Thursday- Meatball subs

Friday- Ham and cheddar noodle bake (modified from The Pioneer Woman)

Saturday- BBQ Pork with corn on the cob

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