Okay, confession time, I didn’t actually make a roast and shred all the beef I used this week. I bought a “bag-o-beef” from Costco. It is imported from Argentina and is shredded beef in “gravy”. It keeps a long time in your pantry and it is lean (1g sat fat/ounce). But this bag was nearing expiration and so I cracked it open. It freezes well, so I could have just stuffed it away, but I have been inspired to think up really good uses for it. A challenging recipe to find and cook is Yorkshire Pudding. I used to buy them frozen and just warm them up with a nice roast and (ESSENTIAL) Bisto. I also have had them work nicely with a packaged mix. I have had many failures making them from scratch. They are never shaped well or crunchy like they should be. I am trying this new recipe and will serve them with the shredded beef warmed in Bisto. (I am so glad I can now find it here.) I used canola oil and 1% milk and made 12 muffin-sized puddings cooked at 410 degrees F in the convection oven for 20 minutes.


Oh, look at how ugly! I wonder if I should have used two pans. But they are hollow and crispy, so we will have to see how they taste. Americans say, “the proof is in the pudding”. But that makes no sense! “The proof of the pudding is in the tasting” is the real expression. And very true, so I will post a picture and the verdict after dinner. Until then, they all get popped into the freezer and I will heat them at 400 degrees F for about 4 minutes before serving.

The beef is 50 calories per ounce and the bisto is 20 calories per 1/4 cup prepared gravy, so two with 1 ounce beef and 1/4 cup of gravy in each and 50 calories of mixed steamed vegetables will make a fine dinner with about 400 calories!

For lunch I had Stouffer’s Vegetable Lasagne and arugula with 1 T fat-free Ranch dressing.


These were better than I remembered.

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