We went grocery shopping the other day and bought a pound of thin-sliced deli "roast beef". Well this product actually looked good, but I knew I had a problem when I opened the package and was met by a very unappetizing smell. I had asked my husband to get it sliced at the deli while I went to pick up other items in the store. I wondered if he'd ordered corned beef or pastrami, because the smell, while not rotten, was very processed, and probably cured. I was so looking forward to my sandwich, but was only able to choke a little down.
The husband wanted to try some for lunch because we'd spent $8 on this pound of meat, even after I warned him. He didn't like it either, and the remainder got fed to the coons tonight.
I had picked up a chuck roast that I had planned to braise with root veggies, and I had gotten an idea from another food site to steam biscuit-style fluffy dumplings on top of it at the end of cooking. I was really looking forward to that too, but after my great roast beef sandwich disappointment, I was dead set on a real beef-flavored sandwich.
I threw my chuck roast, a little over two pounds, and an inch and a half thick, on charcoal and cooked it rare. Tonight we ate it as steak with mushrooms and onions sauteed in butter and hit with some soy sauce at the end. This was sided by white corn on the cob, salad and bread sliced thin from a sour dough boule that was also grilled over charcoal and spread with soft REAL butter.
Tomorrow, I'll take the leftover beef from the fridge, put the container in the freezer for an hour, take it out and slice it as thin as possible. I'm absolutely sure that it won't be as thin as the deli meat the coons enjoyed tonight, and I am equally as sure that it will make a million times better sandwiches.
PS: I'm not buying anything else from the deli until I've sampled it first. I've been offered a sample many times, but refuse because I just brushed my teeth before going out in public. Social mores be damned. If I would like to purchase a new-to-me item at the deli, I want a sample first.
post edited by ThanksfortheCrepes - 2015/05/21 04:49:02