splurging in february

My sister's deep dish pie plate
 It started with a $9+ marked-down piece of chuck roast (reluctantly bought, I confess).
It was a bit of a splurge for me.
It's not that we don't have money to spend...
it's more about how I spend it.
(Does that make sense?)
At any rate, it made a wonderful dinner one night
for the three of us--my husband, my father and me.
Crock pot style, complete with potatoes, carrots and onions.
The following day, the leftover meat made wonderful roast beef sandwiches
enjoyed by all.
But the crowning glory of that chuck roast leftover happened at a third meal.
I sauteed a chopped onion in a tiny bit of oil and added them and a handful of frozen peas to the shredded beef and leftover potatoes and carrots (chopped finer this time).
I googled "homemade pot pies" for baking time and temperatures
and placed the filling into store-bought refrigertor pie crusts.
I used a wonderful deep-dish pie plate one of my sisters had left the last time she was here,
and invited my other sister to share the pot pie with us!
Served with a tossed salad, it made a most delicious meal!
(And we have one piece leftover.)
Ten servings from that $9+ chuck roast makes me think that I should splurge again soon!


  1. You sound like you got your monies worth with that beef purchase. I always make chicken or turkey pot pie, but haven't tried beef. Sounds like a very good idea for the leftover beef.

  2. I sure did (get monies worth) and it WAS delicious. I'm thinking you could fill it with about anything.

  3. Good for you! I love it when I can make food stretch like that. Well done, Rebecca. xo

  4. You did well. Know it is satisfying to be successful and fed at same time!!!!

  5. Sounds like that roast went a lonnnnnnnng way, Rebecca. Methinks, too, you should go splurge some more! Susan


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