Sometime this week it hovered close to 80 degrees. I ditched my boots and opted for the brand stinking new Cole Haan. Peep-toe low heels.
Bad decision. They pinched my feet.
Still, I walked the whole day in them, at work and after work. Bad decision! My feet were in throbbing pain later that night.
Anyway, while at the store trying to decide what to cook for dinner and ignoring the pain, I saw that round roasts were on sale. Dirt cheap! I wasn’t in the mood for roast beef, but with a price that low and a pain that high, my dinner was quickly decided.
Good decision! Things were starting to turn around.
At home, I continued making good decisions. I put the Cole Haan back in their box and placed it on the highest shelf in the closet, then…I did NOT turn on the oven.
I used the Instant Pot, instead, to cook the roast, because… who would want a hot kitchen on a hot day?!
But mainly because Mollie told me to. You should know by now it’d do you no good to second guess her.
Besides, I needed to get off my feet as quickly as possible. I didn’t need to toil in the kitchen any longer than necessary.
Missing the crisp brown crust of the oven roasted beef, the Instant Pot roast didn’t look as handsome, but otherwise it was easy, quick, and delicious.
Especially when turned into these hot sandwiches.
I’ll be trying out more Fiesta Friday Featured Recipes in the weeks to come, people… Or months, or years to come… So many great recipes! Your recipes! That I’ve been hoarding all this time!
Recipes such as these:
Gluten-Free Sweet Cornbread Bundt Cake from Colleen @ Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck
“Cornbread made even better into a bundt cake with topped with sweet honey-butter glaze.” — Lily
“I am so excited to try this Gluten-Free Sweet Corn Bread Bundt Cake. I don’t have a gluten allergy but think I may be intolerant. I have all of these ingredients in my pantry and love the idea of adding some jalapenos to this…. we like things spicy in my house!” — Alisa
Chicken Adobo and Black Bean Tacos from Jaxx @ The Bearded Hiker
“I am so in love with this recipe because it is like you read my mind when creating this recipe. I like to eat healthy and always have one of those rotisserie chickens in my fridge and this is just what I needed to give my old standby chicken some pizzaz.” — Alisa
Cookies and Cream Oreo Drip Cake from Kat @ The Baking Explorer
“Now this is a master piece and labour of love – a triple layer cake cover in cookies and cream frosting, and topped with Oreos and chocolate ganache!” — Lily
Five-Ingredient Fried Rice from Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories
“Who doesn’t love fried rice? This recipe is only 5 ingredients and super easy to prepare. It’s faster and cheaper than take-out, win-win!” — Lily
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #211 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs, so we can feature you. Your cohosts this week are Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Antonia @ Zoale.com
If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines.
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I just choked on my beverage when I read this!! What a hoot! And no, there are no crusty parts. But that sandwich, omg!! I didn’t see the “inside” of the roast – hope it turned out like you expected!! Great feature pics! I almost had to make those tacos in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep, they look insanely good!!
Sorry, wasn’t trying to choke you ? The roast was great, tasted a lot like the fresh roast beef (not the deli) that I get from my grocery store. A little more done than what I prefer, but that was because I set it at 6 mins, it was a slightly bigger piece. Next time I’ll do exactly 4 mins. Btw, also made Pernil! I marinated it slightly differently but it was a hit!
That cake! The features look wonderful this week! I need an Instant Pot too! Looking forward to co-hosting this week! Have a great weekend Angie!
I’m starting to believe the Instant Pot is a great investment. I tend to buy too many kitchen gadgets and appliances that end up not being used, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by IP’s usefulness. Thanks for cohosting, Antonia! ?
You’re welcome, I always enjoy it! Happy Fiesta Friday! 😀
Thanks for the lovely feature this week and I totally agree…crockpot beef never looks as handsome as oven roasted beef!
That’s about the only drawback, but hey, some days you just can’t deal with an oven ? Your bundt cake looks amazing. I LOVE cornbread of any kind!
Those sandwiches looks amazing! And I’m sure the shoes looked amazing too despite the pain lol.
Thanks! I was receiving compliments on the shoes at work. I have no idea if I replied with a smile or snarl, lol ? The price of trying to look nice!
I can relate to this today. I am not really a fan of shoes and I love sandals (?) like Birkenstock. But I decided to wear shoes today and I was full of regrets after an hour of walking. I still survived throughout the day, though. ? Those sandwiches look really awesome. I’d like to have one or two after a tiring day. And are those pickled jalapeños?? Wowza!! Happy Fiesta Friday and thanks for the party! ?
Do you know I’ve never worn Birkenstocks?! I do love my summer flip flops, though. If I can sleep in them, I would ? Those are candied jalapeños. I’ve lost the ability to handle hot spicy foods, so annoying! I’m trying to train myself again slowly, therefore the candied jalapeños.
Elaine @ foodbod says
Stick with boots, every time!!!! ???
Lol, yes, lesson learned! ??
Elaine @ foodbod says
Sometimes I THINK about being vaguely feminine…then I come to my senses! ??
Joining in a little late this week as I’ve been shopping in IKEA most of the day today, with the kids and our guide dog puppy, not making very good decisions for myself (unlike you!) and eating greasy food in the cafeteria. They have this trendy sounding beetroot and brie tart, which I was completely fooled by – it’s very greasy, not trendy and I couldn’t see any beetroot in it. Don’t order it if you ever eat in IKEA. Better to go for the proper greasy stuff, like the meatballs, at least they don’t pretend to be something they are not. Have a good weekend:)
That sounds really good, though, the tart. Maybe you can come up with a recipe of your own? I happen to have beets and Brie right now, what are the odds. I love Ikea, too, for the cool furniture more than the food, but I’ll gladly sit for the meatballs and the princess cake.
Oh my goodness, why haven’t I thought of it myself, I’ll get cooking with the brie and the beetroot as soon as I’ve assembled the ingredients:)
Those sandwiches looks to die for! I have to try that in my instant pot. Just published my first IP recipe – rice pudding, easy peasy. Thanks for always hosting a great party!
Thanks, Lily! The roast was easy peasy, trust me. I still prefer oven-roasted honestly but it’s great to have these quick recipes in your repertoire for those busy or hot days. Enjoy the fiesta!
New shoes can be such a pain but I bet they looked good 🙂
The sandwiches looks amazing, what a treat! x
They felt comfortable when I tried them in the store. Maybe they need breaking in or my feet have expanded ? The sandwiches were good!
Ha ha oh Angie, maybe they will be easier to wear next time 🙂 x
Life Diet Health says
Hooray! You used the instant pot! That made me giggle when I read that… well done Mollie, your comments totally worked! 🙂 Sorry I didn’t join the party last week – I had every intention to! Not sharing anything this week either as my post this week isn’t a recipe! Hopefully next week I’ll be back to whatever normal may be! 🙂 Shoes? Still wearing boots over here! 😛 xxx
It’s back to boots here, too. This weather is too crazy for me. Temp dropped 30 deg overnight! Umm, I don’t think there’s a rule against linking non-recipe posts. I should know, I made the rules ?
Life Diet Health says
🙁 not this one I don’t think xxx
Jas @ All that's Jas says
I can only dream of those temps. Maybe we’ll get them in July. Those sandwiches look mouthwatering! Happy weekend!
It was just a fluke, it’s back to rainy and gray and cold. In other words, it’s still winter, surprise ? Glad you like the sandwiches; they were quite delicious. Enjoy the fiesta!
we reached 82 degrees in Connecticut the other day. It was amazing. And then it snowed.
Your roast beef sandwiches look tasty…
It pretty much went the same way here, minus the snow. Love those sandwiches, best of all it was easy and quick, just follow Mollie’s instructions. 4 mins in Instant Pot!
Thanks for cohosting, Diann! ??
No problem. As for the Instant Pot, I need to acquire one… and I keep finding recipes that encourage me to do so!
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
Thank you so much for featuring my oreo cake!
You’re welcome! I plan to give it a try, but honestly I’m slightly intimidated. It looks so fancy!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
It was 78 degrees on Wednesday and then Thursday I needed a Winter coat! This weather is so confusing to me!
Me, too, Pamela! I don’t know if I should put away my boots, but then I’ve already had some of my summer shoes out, so shoes are everywhere!! ?