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Pot Roast Sliders

By Polly Conner

Comfort food at its finest! Pot roast, mashed potatoes, and an onion ring creates your new favorite sandwich.

Take three hearty comfort foods, smash them all together and call it a sandwich.

This wonderful concoction of deliciousness is also known as Pot Roast Sliders.

Comfort food at its finest! Pot roast, mashed potatoes, and an onion ring creates your new favorite sandwich.

My sister in law deserves credit for bringing this recipe into our family. Over Thanksgiving weekend we scarfed these down on a brisk day along with some vegetable soup. It was a perfect meal for a big family on a cold day.

Pot Roast Sliders are pretty simple, actually. They’d be a great way to make a post roast stretch to feed more people or to use up leftovers.

Simply layer a wheat roll with cooked pot roast, mashed potatoes, and top it with an onion ring. A note to all my real-food friends reading this — don’t skip the onion ring! It brings a wonderful crunch and flavor to the sandwich that would be greatly missed if removed. It’s only one, people. You can do it.

Comfort food at its finest! Pot roast, mashed potatoes, and an onion ring creates your new favorite sandwich.

If you need a pot roast recipe, check out this one. (You can leave the veggies out if you plan to just make it for the sandwiches)

Here is another good recipe for mashed potatoes if you need one.

For more dinner ideas that use beef, check out our recipe index for ideas!

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 Pot Roast Sliders

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Prepare
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Pot roast sliders are a delicious way to re-purpose leftovers into small nibble worthy sliders.


Ingredients

  • Pot roast, fully cooked
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Onion rings
  • Ciabatta roll, whole wheat roll or other bread of your choice

Instructions

  1. Place one serving of pot roast on bread or roll.
  2. Place one serving of mashed potatoes on top of the roast.
  3. Top with an onion ring before putting the top layer of bread on the sandwich.

How to Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

By Polly Conner

How to make homemade breadcrumbs. You will be surprised at how simple and easy this is! Homemade breadcrumbs are SO much healthier than the store bought ones. Give them a try!

For those of you who have been cooking with “real foods” (foods that are more of a product of nature than a product of industry), the idea making your own breadcrumbs may seem elementary. Perhaps not even worth a post.

However, when I began to dive into cooking food from scratch more, I would often buy bread crumbs from the store not knowing how easily I could make my own. What I didn’t realize was how much money I could save by making my own breadcrumbs AND that store bought breadcrumbs have a ridiculous amount of ingredients in them.

Well I’m here today to:

1) Make you feel like super woman if making your breadcrumbs is second nature

OR

2) Blow your mind on how easy it is to make your own breadcrumbs. Ready?

 Step One: Get some bread.

It can be the heels of past loaves that have collected in the freezer, or even slightly stale bread (not moldy though!). If it’s not very stale or dry, you can always toast it for a little extra crisp.

This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint.

Step Two: Tear it up a little bit and put in the food processor.

These steps are getting crazy, I know. This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint.

Step Three: Press On

Let it blend until the bread is all broken into little bitty pieces-otherwise known as breadcrumbs. This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint.

Step Four: Use them or save them.

You can immediately use your breadcrumbs on recipes like: A Better Mac and Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Parmesan Casserole,  or Crispy Baked Drumsticks

You can also put the crumbs into an airtight container and freeze them for future cooking.

It’s a great way to be resourceful with leftover bread and to save money on the grocery bill. If you make your own bread, it can also dramatically cut back on the amount of unnecessary ingredients that comes with store bought bread.

This delicious version of bread crumbs is homemade and fan static! Try to make some - it will not disappoint.

Hope this little nugget of cooking wisdom serves you well. Pin it to your boards so you don’t forget!

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How to Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Prepare
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Do you have any idea HOW easy it is to make homemade bread crumbs? Think of the many things you could do with them. This recipe will show you how to effortlessly make delicious bread crumbs.


Ingredients

  • 46 slices of leftover bread (can be from freezer)

Instructions

  1. Select your slices of bread.
  2. Tear up the bread a little bit and put in the food processor.
  3. Let it blend until the bread is all broken into little bitty pieces-otherwise known as breadcrumbs.
  4. Use (or save) the bread crumbs.

Notes

Freezer Instructions:
To Freeze:
Put the crumbs into an airtight container and freeze them for future cooking. Store them in the freezer for up to one month.
To Prepare:
Use the crumbs as needed in particular recipes.

Honey Wheat Bread- Bread Machine Recipe {Freezer Meal}

By Polly Conner

Honey wheat bread made in the bread machine will become a staple in your house. With just the right amount of sweetness in every bite, you'll love this bread!

This bread machine recipe has become a staple in our home. It’s simple, yummy, and gets a lot of action. This is my go-to recipe when sandwiches of any type are on the menu. We often use the leftover bread to make french toast or I freeze it and make homemade bread crumbs for future recipes (just let it dry out a little and then blend it up in a food processor).

Honey Whole Wheat Bread: A Bread Machine Recipe

Makes one medium sized loaf

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white bread flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast

Directions:

Place all ingredients into machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. (This recipe is for a medium sized loaf.)

As you can see, my little lady couldn’t wait to dive into our fresh loaf!

Honey wheat bread made in the bread machine will become a staple in your house. With just the right amount of sweetness in every bite, you'll love this bread!

Enjoy!

Thinking about buying a bread machine? Here is my review of the one I use. Also, check out other bread machine recipes we have in our recipe index. 

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Honey Wheat Bread- Bread Machine Recipe

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Honey wheat bread (made in the bread machine) will become a staple in your house. With just the right amount of sweetness in every bite, you’ll make this bread time and time again!


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white bread flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. (This recipe is for a medium sized loaf.)

Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze:
Bake bread according to the bread machine manual. Let cool completely. Slice bread or dice it and place in a freezer safe bag or container. Freeze up to 3 months.

To Prepare:
Remove slices of baked bread and warm in microwave or put in toaster.

Panini Sandwich Bread: A Bread Machine Recipe

By Polly Conner

Panini sandwich bread makes for a delicious lunch, dinner, or snack. Use your bread machine to whip up a batch of these for your whole family to enjoy!

Aside from tortillas, I don’t think I have bought any type of bread since I got my bread machine a few months ago. Since I meal plan every week, I know in advance when we are going to need some type of bread so I plan to have time to make it earlier that day.

We had a bunch of extra turkey from Christmas so our plan was to make turkey and pesto paninis one night for dinner. I looked at a few recipes for panini bread online and found this one (sorry, I don’t have the original source!).

They were really easy to make and turned out so good! They had a hint of sweetness and a lighter texture than normal bread. We used them for paninis but this bread recipe could be used for any sandwich. In fact, one morning I just warmed it up and put some honey and butter on it and my daughter scarfed it down.

Panini sandwich bread makes for a delicious lunch, dinner, or snack. Use your bread machine to whip up a batch of these for your whole family to enjoy!

I will definitely be making these again soon!

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Panini Sandwich Bread: A Bread Machine Recipe

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Panini Sandwich Bread that is homemade press-worthy perfection!


Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups milk, slightly warmed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Select dough setting.
  3. When cycle is complete, turn out onto floured surface and divide into 10 pieces.
  4. Shape into 6-inch oblongs for panini style rolls.
  5. Flatten them down pressing with your hand or rolling pin.
  6. Place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  8. Brush with melted butter.
  9. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes.
  10. Oven temperatures vary so check after 9 minutes to see if done.

Banana-Blueberry-Oatmeal Bread Recipe {Freezer Meal}

By Polly Conner


Banana blueberry bread with oats. Simple and delicious breakfast idea. A freezer friendly breakfast too!

Talk about some yum-yum in the tum-tum! In a hunt for banana bread recipes, I stumbled on this recipe from Cooking Light. Since the recipe called for grits, I almost didn’t make it. However, after consulting Rachel and doing a little research, I realized I could replace the grits with oatmeal. I made a few other tweaks and came out with two delicious loaves of bread that I’ve been enjoying in the mornings.

Banana blueberry bread with oats. Simple and delicious breakfast idea. A freezer friendly breakfast too!

It’s hearty. It’s healthy. It’s sweet. It’s delish. I made an extra loaf so I could freeze it for later. They are both already gone. Oops.

Here’s the recipe:

Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Swing by our recipe index for other great breakfast ideas!

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Banana-Blueberry-Oatmeal Bread Recipe {Freezer Meal}

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

You will want to try this banana blueberry bread. It is hearty. It’s healthy. It’s sweet. It’s delicious. Bake a second loaf to store in the freezer.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil (can also sub with real butter or coconut oil)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, oats, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
  3. Combine oil, banana, blueberries, and eggs; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist.
  4. Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 350° 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  7. Remove bread from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.

Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze:
Bake bread as directed in recipe. Let cool completely. Once cool, cut in slices. Place in freezer safe bag or container. Store for up to 3 months.

To Prepare:
Remove desired number of slices from freezer. Warm them in the refrigerator overnight (great if you’re thawing the whole loaf) or for a few seconds in the microwave (perfect for just a slice or two).