Today we had a super fast, super easy lunch - Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches. These are one of my all time favorite "comfort foods". I had it in my head that I wanted to make these this weekend, so when we went to Sam's Friday night I picked up a package of sliced roast beef. (Which by the way was Angus beef and it was wonderfully tender and tasty.) The only real preparation to be done was making the mashed potatoes and gravy. And to simplify the gravy I used Williams gravy mix. (I use many of the Williams seasoning mixes for chili, white gravy, etc. - all are quite tasty.)
So here is the rundown of what I did:
1) Make mashed potatoes
2) Make gravy
3) Heated sliced roast beef (in the microwave using low power - you don't want to "cook" it, just warm it)
4) Cook side vegetable
5) Put roast beef sandwich together. Slice in half and spread out on plate.
6) Put mashed potatoes in between sandwich slices
7) Pour gravy over the top of everything
8) Put vegetables on plate
This meal will be enjoyed at least twice more for lunches this next week. It won't take any time at all to warm it up.