Setting the Stage
|Jus cups from Cash & Carry in Bellevue, WA.|
The cooking and serving process
|I think this is Garth's sandwich. Looks good, right?|
|My mom put pickles on hers which was not the intention but okay.|
|Doesn't look like it's bursting with beef but it still looks good...and buttery! :)|
|We can see the caramelized onions and some chunks in the dark jus, which also has that nice oil sheen we like. Thanks, Heather, for your leadership on the cooking line!|
|Another view of one of the 40 sandwiches with pickles on the side. We didn't have a grip of beef, and having a burger option would have been a nice touch.|
|The money shot. Oh, God, they were great!!!!!!! :)|
|That's what the remnants of a delicious French dip sandwich should look like.|
|Kind of a picture of the party I think.|
|And we had a bonfire later that was really hard to get started.|
ScoringJus was a 5. Heather did a great job. I loved it. Chunks of caramelized onions and roasted garlic. Good grief, it doesn't get better than this but she thought it should have been saltier/richer.
Bread 5. Great baguettes from costco, buttered, then grilled on a BBQ for a little smoky flavor.
Meat 3. I'm going to score this low. The meat was fine and didn't ruin anything but I'll have to figure out a more impressive approach next time. Meat is expensive!!!!!
Non Meat Toppings 5. The two cheese types, melted with the torch were awesome. And we also had plentiful delicious caramelized onions and roasted garlic as well as pickled jalepenos.