Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pot Roast and Asian Green Beans

2 lb rump roast
3 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup mix
milk to thin

In a bowl mix cream of chicken soup, onion soup mix and enough milk to be stirable (you 1/4-1/2 cup.) Pour over roast and put in a crock pot for 8 hours. By the time it's done, the meat should be shredded goodness and you have instant gravy for mashed potatoes. You can also add a little Kitchen Bouquet - a little secret I use to thicken, brown and season the gravy...if you haven't tried it...DO IT!! Enjoy a simple, easy dinner!

Asian Green Beans

1/2 lb fresh green beans
2 T hoisin sauce
2 T soy sauce
2 t minced garlic
1 small shallot, minced
olive oil

In a skillet, heat olive oil and add shallots. Cook 2 minutes. Add green beans and 3 T water. Allow green beans to steam until liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, in a bowl mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce and garlic. Add to green beans and saute till thick and beans are coated well. Enjoy!!

*If you haven't tried hoisin's a MUST! Trust me! It's a classic Asian flavor.