Crock Pot Roast Beef & French Dip


With the busy holidays upon us, oven space may be at a premium. That is another good reason to use a crock pot. But best of all, I like to use the crock pot for meals that you can begin and forget.

Here is a wonderful recipe made by my good friend, author, and chef, Amy Houts. We had this for lunch recently when her mother from New York was visiting. She served it with relishes and chips and had apple cake for dessert –  another one of my favorites!

You can find this in Amy’s new cookbook, Cooking Around the Country with Kids – USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities on p. 206.

French Dip for Roast Beef Sandwiches

3 pounds beef chuck or arm roast
2 cups water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
Dash pepper

12 hard rolls

Place roast in a crock pot. Children can help measure and add water, soy sauce, and spiceds to crock pot. Cook 5-6 hours on low heat setting or 3 hours on highs. Remove bay leaf from pot. Slice or shred beef and cool in refrigerator. Remove fat that has hardened on the surface of the dip. Heat again over stove or back in crock until hot. Place on hard rolls. Pour broth into individual serving dishes, about 1/4 cup per person. Dip sandwich into broth and enjoy!

Serves 10-12

Holiday Gift Idea – Childrens Books Provide Richer Understanding of the Events on that First Christmas.

(PRLEAP.COM) The childrens book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten, touches on themes dear to the hearts of children – the love and care of mothers and the birth of Baby Jesus. It is the story of how the lost is found amid a miracle on that First Christmas.

The story is woven around the Nativity and a mother cat searching for her little lost kitten. Before the night is over there is the crying of a baby and angels singing His praises. The night’s events leave a lasting effect on all the animals, especially the cats.

A listing of Christmas symbols at the end of the book gives the origin of the Christmas tree, candy cane, Advent wreath, Christmas cats, and many others. It also offers an explanation of why it is not a good idea to give a kitten as a Christmas gift. If cats are already a part of the family, there are suggestions on how to make sure they have a safe Christmas.

This 32 page hardcover book is appropriate for ages 2-10. Special topics include Baby Jesus, kittens, cats, animals, and a mother’s love.

The Littlest Christmas Kitten received a Midwest First Place Book Award in the Children’s Picture Books category of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.

The author, Leona Novy Jackson is a former parenting teacher. She stresses the importance of having real books available for children and reading often with them.

Kelly Dupre’s bold illustrations lend a child-like primitive quality to the story. Her wood block prints enrich the text and add power and mystery to the story.

For more information, visit, http://www.ImagesUnlimitedPub.com and view a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU2yNjTkt0w

Lee Jackson
Images Unlimited Books
660-582-4605

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Holiday Gift Idea – Childrens Books Provide Richer Understanding of the Events on that First Christmas.

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Christmas Book for Children

Here is a 40 second video about this popular Christmas book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten. Just click here.

Books can be autographed by author if ordered before  December 5 on this website:  http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com.

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New Video on YouTube

Our book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten, just went up on YouTube at http://bit.ly/er8Qnm – just in time for the season. It’s a children’s story for ages 2 to 12.

This book, illustrated by Kelly Dupre, a talented young artist from Minnesota, captures the excitement of the animals as they sense something important is happening on this Holy Night. Two strangers enter the place where the animals are kept, while a mother cat searches frantically for her little lost kitten. Before the night is over, there is the singing of angels, and animals greeting the newborn child. It is a night to be remembered down through the ages of the cat kingdom.

I invite you to view this 40 second video. Always appreciate “like” comments! Books can be ordered at http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

Cats, kittens, and Baby Jesus have inspired many stories for children. They are stories that have stood the test of time and beg to be re-read night after night, year after year. See this 40 second video here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lee Jackson

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Cyber Monday Deal: Autographed Children’s Books

Four children reading the book How the Grinch ...

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All of our children’s books purchased between now and December 10 can be autographed upon request. Authors will be happy to sign their books. Children love to “get to know” the author. This includes the following books:

The Littlest Christmas Kitten
Cooking Around the Country With Kids: USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities
Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun
Listening to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures

See more info about them at http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

Thinking Christmas!

Lee Jackson
Images Unlimited Books
Books for children, families and parenting professionals
http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Children

Christmas is right around the corner, and our team is full of holiday cheer. With the Giving Season upon us, now is the perfect time to order children’s books as gifts for the young ones on your list. And as mentioned, we are offering free shipping on the children’s Christmas book, The Littest Christmas Kitten from now until the 25th of THIS MONTH. These books can be ordered from www.imagesunlimitedpub.com now. While you are there at the site, take a look at other books perfect for children, cooks and apple lovers, parents and families.

Perfect for the holidays!

Lee Jackson

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Children’s Christmas Book

The Littlest Christmas Kitten is the Nativity story as told by the cat families down through the ages. Children 2 to 10 can almost feel the restless anticipation of the animals and the worried concerns of the mother cat for her little lost kitten.

The illustrator, Kelly Dupre, uses wonderfully bold wood-cut drawings to vividly portray the night Jesus is born.

Many parents have told me how their children read and re-read (or want it read) night after night.

To make it a little easier for you to have this book for your children, we are offering Free shipping until Black Friday, November 25. Orders can be placed by clicking here.

Please be sure to place your orders by November 25 for this children’s Christmas book with FREE shipping.

Lee Jackson
http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

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