Ad

Friday, June 26, 2009

Hot Weather = Light Meals


Last night, it was still in the 90's, as it has been for a few days.. I know a lot of you are getting hotter weather than that, but in Michigan it tends to be humid also- and we're not used to it yet!
I thought I'd pick up some bakery sub rolls, some thinly sliced rare roast beef, and make a popular sandwich that doesn't require an oven on- The French Dip! It is a simple sandwich, that shows well if you don't try to make it gourmet... I slice the roll length-wise (but not all the way thru!), pile on the roast beef, along with some thinly sliced Swiss cheese. The Au Ju is a beef broth, with a bit of garlic and thinly sliced onions simmered in it- both to flavor it and create some soft onion slices to put on the sandwich... Heating the sandwich in a Microwave until cheese melts, then placing the onions on the sandwich makes for a hot, neat to eat treat on a hot summer's evening! Use a dense bread, as it takes the dipping well without getting soggy, or falling apart sloppy.... Enjoy your week-ends, I'm off today to get my fireworks for the 4th!

30 comments:

LiLu said...

Ooo... I AM going to be in Virginia... Fireworks, here I come! Good idea!

Kate said...

I LOVE french dip!

buffalodick said...

Lilu- I'm a pyro, that's a fact!
Kate- So does my wife.... Bread was perfect for this one!

Donna-FFW said...

French dip is one of my favorites!! Homemade beef broth, I presume?

buffalodick said...

Donna- I confess..Not this time!

Hit 40 said...

My husband will love this idea!! He is all about eating meat. Thanks for dinner.

doggybloggy said...

one of my all time favorite sandwiches - I havent had this in ages. I like your method -

G-Man said...

I bet you are going to Indiana....

JihadGene said...

Sounds great and the bread choice is important. Thanks for the reminder!

Dr Zibbs said...

Yum

buffalodick said...

Hit40- Easy and quick! Hit the spot, too!
DogB- I knew my wife would be all over this! House didn't have to be heated up, either...
G-man- Let's just say I know people, who know people....
Gene- Bread was perfect! Fresh, but dense...

buffalodick said...

Doc- Slipped in there on me! They got gone in a hurry!

Marjie said...

I make mine without the onions. Hubster and I love them for lunch, especially in winter.

buffalodick said...

Marjie- My wife loves onions, but I insist they are cooked!

KB said...

In the 90's! Rub it in why don't ya, it's bloody freezing in NZ.

Mona said...

didn't realize 4th was upon us so soon...

That sandwich sounds healthy and wholesome!

MarmiteToasty said...

Dam, I so wish I had one of those for breakfast instead of me toast and marmite this morning :)

x

buffalodick said...

KB- I forget, you're upside down to us! We freeze for 6 months, swelter for 4 months,and the other 2 months are cloudy and rain... except for 3 hrs and 23 minutes a year when it's beautiful!
Mona- I don't know about healthy, but tasty- yes!
Marmy- I'd eat a raw pig before Marmite on anything! :)

Chris said...

I still like to make my own roast beef, 90f or not ;)

I was wondering why your "salad" bowls were empty until I read the post and saw "french dip".

Have fun with your fireworks!

Vodka Mom said...

why do I always gain TEN POUNDS when I come here?

And THAT is what we're having tonight. It looks so damn good.

buffalodick said...

Chris- I have a prime beef butcher shop in my neck of the woods- expensive, but good! Scored some good nukes this year!
VodkaMom- They weren't that big! Making Polish pigs in the blanket for today's snack...

Scarlet said...

I've never even heard of The French Dip, but as hot as it gets here in Miami (and as much as I love roast beef), I'll have to remember this dish.

buffalodick said...

Scarlet- I saw a show on the food channel about the origins of the French dip- The people who claim to have made it... well, it looked like a mess to me! Mine is neat to eat, with traditional flavor...Cuban bread used for the "Midnight sandwich" would be perfect!

Jeanne said...

Mmmmmm!

buffalodick said...

Jeanne- Bread roll was so tasty, I went back and got two more for Kielbasa sandwiches the following night!

K said...

French dips are fabulous.

Good luck fireworks shopping.

Akelamalu said...

That sounds really tasty Buff. :)

deb said...

It's 107 here today. neighborhood pool, ice water, and cold sandwiches for dinner.i love the simplicity of French dips. love Philly cheesesteaks too.

buffalodick said...

K- Scored some great nukes!
Ake- Wife was pleased- she loves them!
deb- Simple and delicious, yet we hadn't made them in months!

Chef E said...

I agree as well your method sounds divine and I have not had one in ages...till someone made me one on my trip...A total YUM on my food scale Buff!