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Slow Cooker French Dip

Fall is the perfect time to bust out that crock pot and create tasty and simple slow-cooker meals. One of  my favorites is this French Dip recipe.

We make it often in our home on nights that I know soccer will run late. Its warm, filling, simple, and it makes the whole house smell delicious. It is almost completely fool proof, and for busy parents that is the BEST! It is also a fun meal that allows the kids to pick up their food, dip it, dunk it, and pick it apart. I love how it also seems to make my family feel like talking. Suddenly my normally tired and quiet kids want to spill their secrets about their school day, practice, and tell me all about their friends. Because of that this is one of my go-to meals in the fall and I hope it will be in your house too!

Slow cooker french dip

What You Will Need:
  • 3 lb beef chuck roast trimmed of excess fat*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 French rolls or hoagie buns
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup Coke NOT diet
  • 2 cans beef consommé 10.5 oz. cans**
  • 1/4 cup dry minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
What You Will Do:
  1. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Using two forks or tongs to hold roast, sear the roast on all sides until lightly browned. Add to slow cooker and top with all remaining Slow Cooker ingredients.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours then remove roast to a cutting board and thinly slice roast across the grain. Place sliced meat back in slow cooker and continue to cook on low for 1-2 additional hours.
  3. When ready to serve, remove roast and strain fat from broth for dipping.
  4. Split rolls and line the bottoms on a baking tray. Top each half with beef followed by 2 slices cheese and bake at 350 degrees F or until cheese is melted. Serve with reserved au jus.

Don’t wait and try this slow cooker french dip recipe today! We are sure that you will love this recipe as much as we do and please don’t hesitate to comment below on how much your family enjoyed it. We would love to hear from you.

Summer Meals: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps

Are you looking for something new for dinner this summer? Summer meals can be fun, but they are sometimes rushed when everyone has something fun they have to rush off to do. This can leave meals boring, or bland. Or is that just at my house? Between swim lessons, soccer camp, Vacation Bible School, and day camp this momma is busy. Well not this week. This week we have found a meal that will taste good, be easy to make, and replicate again, whenever we want.

Lauren at Tastes Better From Scratch has cultivate a delicious, and simple recipe that will wow the entire family, and won’t break the bank or take all day to create. Lauren has cultivated many recipes form scratch that not only are delicious they are also so simple to make. So be sure to check out her various recipes for all occasions!

What You Will Need:



  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup chopped pineapple, fresh or canned
  • 1/4 of a red onion, chopped
  • 1 romaine heart, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 4-5 large wheat or white tortillas

Make sure you follow Lauren’s instructions at Tastes Better From Scratch and enjoy a fabulous meal, I know we will!

Weeknight Meals: Bubble Up Enchiladas


Work. Home. Daycare. School. Soccer. Basketball. Dance. Meetings. Practice. Weeknights are SUPER BUSY! We get that. So no we are not surprised that it is easier to run down the street and pick up some burgers. Or pick up that phone and order pizza. But at the end of the meal are we still proud of it? Sure it is easy, and hey we have to make sure our kids eat. But later on we get that nagging mommy feeling in the back of our heads and know we should have found a healthier solution. Then we make that promise that next time we will do better. But then Wednesday rolls around again and we seem to be right back there in the drive thru. The Boy’s Store totally understands this predicament, we have been there too. That is why we want to bring you some healthy, easy, and quick weeknight meal ideas.

This month we are bringing you a great new meal idea, and a great new blog written by certified foodie Shari. Shari lives in Chicago and loves food. She also works busy hours and knows the importance of multitasking. So she posts great recipes and ideas for food on her blog. So you can always run over to Shari’s Daily Dish Blog to find a great weeknight fix!

This month we are in love with Shari’s Bubble Up Enchiladas. This great alternative to traditional enchiladas is quick, delicious, and low in calories and with the right fresh ingredients, great for you too! It only takes 25 minutes to cook and only a few minutes to prepare. So now you can have dinner before your busiest night. Here are the ingredients so you can get ready before y our next busy night, just check out the Daily Dish Blog for your step-by-step instructions and awesome pictures. While you are there you can scope out some great eats for tomorrow night too! Bon a petit!

What You Will Need:

– 1 lb of ground turkey meat
– 1 (10 oz) bottle of enchilada sauce
– 1 (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce (of your choice)
– 1 can of reduced fat refrigerator biscuits (pre-cut the biscuits into fourths)
– 1 1/4 cups of low-fat shredded Mexican cheese
– 1/4 cup of chopped green onions, for topping (optional)
– Canola Oil spray (for greasing the casserole dish)