Warmer weather plays peek-a-boo, giving us spring-like days for a while, but then another storm comes calling. Last week's storm brought high winds and more snow, and I heard it traveled east with a vengeance!
So while it isn't quite time for salads and cook-out meals yet, we can still enjoy our soups!
I love beef stroganoff (do I hear some "Amen's" out there?), so I had to try this recipe idea when I heard about it. I experimented some, and came up with my own savory, flavorful version.
Stroganoff StewServes two to three. Double or triple to serve more.
2 Tablespoons butter
8 oz. steak, cut into thin strips
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash (or equivalent herby seasoning mix)
2 Tablespoons minced onion
4 ounces mushrooms, chopped (optional for my family)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 cups beef or vegetable broth or stock
1 1/2 cups uncooked noodles
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons flour
In a large saucepan, melt the butter, then add the beef. Season with the Mrs. Dash, and cook until the steak pieces are browned. Add the mushrooms, onions, and garlic powder, then saute for a couple minutes.
Add the Worcestershire sauce and half the broth. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. This cooks any toughness out of the meat and blends the flavors well.
Add the rest of the broth and bring to a boil. Add the uncooked noodles, bring back to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir the flour into the sour cream in a small bowl. Whisk in about 1/3 cup of the hot broth, a little at a time, until you have a thick creamy sauce.
When the noodles are cooked, stir this sauce into the soup. Let the soup continue to simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally (3-5 minutes).
|My soup turned out golden rather than brown because I|
used vegetable broth instead of beef.
Enjoy with some fresh bread and salad. I think Mary Jane's fluffy butter rolls from the weekend's post would be delicious. You can find that recipe here!
Meanwhile, we're in the middle of some reorganization at our house.
Up until last June (a bare nine months ago!), we were a family of six adults sharing a house. Now? We're down to three - the two of us and one son. Between two weddings and the youngest son finding a house to share with friends, the place has emptied out in a hurry!
So not only do we have an extra bedroom (never thought that could be possible...), but we have all kinds of "stuff" that we've been saving, just in case someone needed it when they moved out.
The solution? Sometime in the early summer, we'll have a rummage (that's what they call garage sales around here). It should be a good one, considering all the stuff we have around. Until then, half of the garage will be the staging area as we sort through boxes from our last move nearly six years ago, and decide what will go and what will stay.
Does this sound familiar, Mindy? I know you're packing away as you get ready for your move to the ranch!
I think what we're doing is called downsizing. Are we ready? Will two reformed pack rats be able to pare away the layers? Stay tuned!
Jan Drexler loves her family, her home, cooking and just about anything made by hand. But she loves her Lord most of all.