Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beef Dip, Bunnies, and Curtains, Oh my!!

Last night I made the most delicious meal. Jen{do I talk about her a lot, or what??} gave me the original recipe, but I've tweaked it a little.

Beef Dip
2.5 lb beef chuck roast{more or less, depending on how much you want}
2/3 cup soy sauce
4 cups water
1 packet of Au Jus
couple cloves of garlic
garlic powder
meat tenderizer
Rinse your meat and pat dry. Sprinkle with meat tenderizer and garlic powder. Place in crock pot. Using a garlic press, put garlic over the meat. Pour soy sauce on top of meat. Mix Au Jus packet with water. Pour around the meat. Cook on low heat 6-10 hours. The longer the better.
Remove the meat and shred. Serve on sub-type rolls, buttered and toasted. Dip in the liquid. Enjoy!!

*Jen's original recipe had some other herbs, but I didn't have them on hand so I don't use them now. Also, her recipe said to serve on Columbo rolls, which I haven't seen, so I just get the sub-type rolls. This recipe is great and makes a lot!!

Now onto the bunnies. See above photo. Jen made the chocolate bunnies and I had to have them. Three of them for my three little bunnies. Aren't they cute?? They will be perfect in my Easter decor!!

I was so inspired by Cherry's Red post, that I finally made some valances for my own kitchen. I've had the red floral print for about a year now. Its the same as on my ottoman{you can see a picture of it in this post}. I just used chocolate burlap for the lining and folded them over and clipped. Then, I used little nail trim things{the name escapes me-the decorative round things you use on furniture} to hang them. I am eventually going to do a shelf like Amy's and will rehang the curtains. I couldn't wait to get them hung though!!

Sorry the pictures are so dark. Maybe if you enlarge them you can get a better idea of what they look like.
We have so many projects for this house, but baby steps, y'all!!


Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

FANTASIC job on the curtains! I love the color combo... the burlap is AWESOME with the floral... I am now hungry for beef dip and chocolate though...

Joanna said...

Love the curtains! What cute little bunnies and that beef recipe sounds so yummy!

Hadley said...

The curtains are great! I love burlap. . .I'm not sure i've seen the darker burlap, but it looks fantastic with the fabric! I'm loving those bunnies too!

Rachel said...

Wow they look great!! And I have been eyeballing those cute bunnies... You beat me to it! :)

Laura said...

The curtains look great!!! Love the chocolate bunnies and I am definitely trying the beef recipe!!!

Laura :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I LOVE your curtains! Those bunnies are adorable..and I had fun reading up on you. I am a very light sleeper as well. Must be why I am always tired. cherry

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Okay HELLO! The beef dip was MY recipe LOL Just kidding, I got it off - when I first met Jen & Spike they didn't even eat red meat!

Pam said...

Cute and simple idea for curtains. They're lovely. And the bunnies - I heart them. Can you get a pattern for them somewhere? I make a dish that's extrememly similar to the one you made. It IS yummy! We haven't had it in a while. Now I'm thinking I need to pull that recipe out!

Have a great day!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very cute, Elise! Thanks for stopping by the party. Love the chocolate burlap.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great ideas! Love those chocolate bunnies!