Continuing The Count Down….to the Super Bowl! Yes, my dear readers, I have another recipe that is certain to be a hit for your sports watching or just for your sandwich eating!
I have to confess that I have been searching for easy to do foods for the big game because I have two other projects going on and I am finding myself looking for short cuts.
One project is of course, the upcoming Valentine’s Day! We are having friends over for a small and intimate Valentine Dinner Party. I have a few fun quiz games to play…(Do you really know your spouse?) and I will share the menu and tablescape as we get closer to Cupid’s Arrow! It should be a lot of fun!
The second project is one I touched on about a week ago when I shared the color app for choosing paint colors for interior painting. Yes, the Hall/Guest Bathroom Makeover.
“Honey, I have an idea…..” I said to the Captain a few weeks ago. And if you have followed me you will know that when I say those few little words… that means there is going to be a project and the Captain will play a major part in the physical part. I do the planning and he carries it out! Works for me! 🙂
When it comes to a room make over….it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or involve all new furniture or fixtures. One can simply use paint color and the beauty of paint is that you can update or make over a room for $25-$50! I wouldn’t call myself frugal, but I do like to get more bang for my buck….and I have to admit that a room color that is just not “speaking” to me….well, another $25 is not going to bust a budget. You can’t compare changing paint color to buying an expensive rug or recovering furniture. There is a bit of a risk involved with those items. But with paint, if you don’t like it, grab that old paint brush and a gallon of paint and change your room. I am not changing out the bathroom basics, but I am planning a major change in the looks of that small room. Yes, of course I will share with you the completed project as well as paint and accessory choices.
Oh, but I digress as usual…..perhaps now is a good time to share with you the sandwich of the day for Super Bowl Sunday! It is a Philly Sandwich and so easy to prepare. You can use your crock pot or your pressure cooker depending on the time you have.
There is also much debate on which cheese is the original cheese used by the inventor of the Philadelphia Philly Cheese Steak and you will hear Cheese Whiz…yep! the stuff in the jar, and you will hear provolone. It is your preference. There are two cheese steak “inventors” right across the street from each other in Philidelphia and they both say they invented the cheese steak. I don’t really know, but what I do know is this is a very easy recipe for cheese steaks and you can double the recipe or cut it in half. It is that flexible.
You start out with thin strips of steak….skirt steak works well, add a few ingredients to your crock pot, cover with beef broth and set it and forget it until time to serve your sandwiches. Yummy!
Which cheese do you prefer with your Philly Steak Sandwich? Below is the handy dandy printable recipe if you so desire.
Have a great Tuesday!
- 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 pounds skirt steak thinly sliced or you can use round sirloin steak
- 1 teaspoon garlic power
- salt and pepper
- 8 ounces sliced button mushrooms
- 2 green bell peppers, sliced
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2 1/2 cups beef broth
- 4 rolls (hoagie or hot dog)
- Cheese Whiz for purists or you can use the cheese of your choice, provolone is the second choice
- To your crockpot layer in the onions, brown sugar, garlic powder, mushrooms, bell peppers, Worcestershire sauce, butter, steak and lastly add the beef broth.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours
- You may stir occassionaly but crock pot cooking requires one to not keep opening the lid or you add to your cooking time...but do check your liquid and if it gets low (you want the liquid to submerse the steak)...then you can add more beef broth.
- At the end of the cook time you may add salt and pepper if desired
- When ready to serve, lightly toast the insides of the bun by laying flat on a grill or cast iron skillet
- Place half of the chosen cheese on the toasty hot bun and add the steak. Then add the remaining cheese to the top of your sandwich. Sometimes I wrap the sandwich in foil to melt the cheese a bit. The heat from the meat usually is enough but you could also pop them in the oven for about 5 minutes to continue melting.
- I sometimes like to cook additional onions and bell peppers, (saute in butter) and set on the table to be added as needed.