4/30/12

Menu Monday and Chocolate!!

This past week I cooked mainly repeat meals, meaning nothing new or spectacular. I can't remember if I have posted these particular recipes on the blog before, and I don't want to go back through my archives (see also: lazy) so I'm only posting one recipe that I know for sure I haven't posted. 

Someone in my comments a couple of weeks ago suggested I look at Our Best Bites for recipes. I immediately saw this recipe and knew I wanted to try it: French Dip Sandwiches and boy howdy am I glad I tried them. They were soooooo good! 

I let the beef roast cook in the crock pot all day long which made it nice and tender. Perfect for Baby Eli. 


My sandwich with the "french dip". I put mozzarella cheese on the roast and Luke put swiss. Both equally delicious.


Yum! That picture makes me want to make this again soon!!

Almost every night after dinner Luke and I want to eat something sweet. We probably need to get out of this habit because it will catch up with us, but we always need a little ice cream or cookies or chocolate of some sort.

And now we have the perfect solution......

Meet Velata: a new brand of fondue warmers from the Scentsy Family.

I've been anticipating the arrival of my fondue warmer for awhile now and may have jumped up and down when I saw the UPS man pull up to our house today. What can I say? Homegirl has a sweet tooth.

After we finished our dinner I spent several minutes picking out what kind of chocolate I wanted. I take my chocolate seriously and need to spend time weighing the pros and cons of each flavor. I could only think of pros for all so it made it more difficult.

I finally decided to go with milk chocolate, and it did not disappoint.

I dipped apples, strawberries, marshmallows (we still have a million leftover from Eli's bday party) and graham bunnies in the belgium chocolate mixture. My sweet tooth was satisfied.

This fondue warmer will be perfect for nights when we have friends over and I don't want to bake a big fancy dessert, just plug this in, pour the chocolate in, get together some dippers and its a fun, easy, entertaining dessert!

I really am so excited about all the possibilities Velata offers!

Velata is something that you can buy and enjoy, host a party and earn free product, or even join my team and make some extra cash! Basically you can't fail! Let me know if you are interested in any of those options!

Check out my website HERE!

Now please excuse me while I find something to dip in chocolate...I'm thinking potato chips?


3 comments:

Emily said...

I always need a little something sweet, too :-) And, that recipe looks great. Maybe I'll have to give it a whirl!

Brittany said...

I love menu Monday :) I made chicken enchiladas last week after seeing you post it and they were soooo yum and now my family thinks I'm a chef ! You're da bomb girl :)

Lauren said...

Mmm...I love Our Best Bites, but have yet to try the French Dip Sandwiches, I may have to add those to the menu for next week!