This is the time of year when Dan and I make very simple meals that are warm and packed with juicy flavors. Mostly, we enjoy creating meals that put a twist on our everyday favorites. We love sandwiches and try to put spins on our favorite ones constantly. Now that it is very cold outside, we are inclined to make sandwiches that are warm and toasty. When we were stumped about what kind of sandwich to make for dinner last week, we let our stomach do the thinking. Due to the weather and our desire to be comforted by warm and delicious foods, we came up with the idea of making the classic French dip. Since we like to change things up when it comes to cooking, we wanted to make the classic French dip a little unique. Given that we wanted something bursting with flavor, we decided to add some savory ingredients to the classic line-up. With this idea, we created the loaded French dip.
When we began to add each of the layers to this incredible sandwich, we became so eager to take a bite. Every little aspect that we incorporated in the sandwich made our mouths water with excitement. Sometimes, taking pictures of our food before we eat can be a hilarious burden. After a long day when we are so hungry and tired, taking pictures can make us go into a rushed frenzy. We start running back and forth between the kitchen and our photography table getting our props and food, and take pictures as quickly as we can. This hungry rush occurs more often than not. While we love trying to get every perfect angle of our styled food, scrumptious looking dishes make us question why we take photos and let our tasty meals get cold. When we made this loaded French dip, that exact frantic rush to devour our unbelievable sandwiches occurred. Thankfully, we got just enough shots so that we could relish in the most wonderful sandwich flavors.
If you decide to make this loaded French dip sandwich, we know you will experience that same impatient feeling to start gobbling each incredible bite. Between the pesto, mushrooms and blue cheese, we were unable to stop thinking about how amazing it would be. Luckily, it was just as wonderful as it looks. We hope that when you make this roast beef masterpiece, you get just as excited as we did to dig in!