Sunday to Monday roast is the easiest way to help stretch your grocery budget!
One thing that I always think about when I am making my meal plan for the week is,
1.We really eat a lot.
2. How many meals can I make out of one meal. This way I can save money as well as making sure we don’t waste anything. This post is about showing you how to do just that.
While it might be easier to just serve the same meal two or three times throughout the week in order to same time and money, it can get pretty boring. And if your spouse is like mine, they probably hate leftovers. Just the word leftovers makes my husband scrunch up his nose. So I am always trying to find ways to use leftovers in a new way.
Having roast on Sunday after church was something that both my husband and I grew up with. And I’m guessing a lot of other families did as well. It is also a cut of meat that you want to cook for on a low heat for a several hours. So it can become tender. Which makes it a perfect meal for the crock pot. And because it is a large piece of meat there is plenty left over for the next day.
The leftover meat is heated up in the cooking liquid (the juices that are produced when the meat cooks) to make the sandwiches. Not only does this help it stay juicy but it also helps add flavor. Add veggies, mayo, mustard what ever you like to add to your sandwich and you are set!
I hope this helps you with your meal planning. And with making sure those leftovers get used.
- 1 10-12 pound Chuck Roast
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ white onion
- 2 large carrots, cleaned
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 head lettuce
- mayo/mustard if desired
- 4 sandwich rolls
- Heat oil in a large pan.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over each side of the roast then sear each side of the roast in the oil until browned. place roast in crock pot set on low. Add onion, carrot and garlic if desired. Cook for eight hours or until the roast has reached desired tenderness.
- Save leftover roast and the liquid in an airtight container.
- To make the sandwiches-
- Chop roast and place in a skillet along with ½ cup of cooking liquid and any leftover onion. Heat until hot.
- Toast cut sides of sandwich rolls and add desired sandwich toppings.