Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beef Stroganoff

1T butter
1.5 lbs beef cubes
1 med onion sliced thinly
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 8oz can whole mushrooms
1 8oz pkg wide egg noodles
1 T flour
1/2 C sour cream

1. In 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot butter, cook beef cubes and onion till meat is browned on all sides, about 10 minutes.
Add salt, pepper, 1/4C water and liquid from mushrooms: heat to boiling.
Reduce heat to low: cover and let simmer about an hour or till cubes are tender.
Add mushrooms, heat thoroughly.

2. About 20 minutes before cubes are done, prepare noodles as label directs, drain. Spoon noodles on warm platter.

3. Remove cubes and mushrooms to platter with noodles, keep warm.
 In a cup stir flour and 1/4 C water till blended. Gradually stir into liquid in skillet. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens, stirring.
Stir in sour cream heat through ( DO NOT boil)
Spoon sauce over cubes and mushrooms and noodles.

You can use beef steaks instead of cubes if you wish.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Broccoli salad

This salad is good on a hot summer day, and this is when I crave it most too.

6-8 C raw Broccoli flowerets
1 C cooked and crumbled bacon
1/4 C green onions or red onion
1 C Craisins   ( or raisins, red or yellow ones)
1 1/2 C grated cheddar cheese (mild, sharp or extra sharp)
1 C sunflower seed ( de-shelled) or any nuts can be optional as well
Mix this all in a bowl, the measurements are all estimated add more or less of each.

Mix in a bowl
1 C mayo
2 T cider vinegar ( white will work too)
1/4 C sugar

again all measurements are estimated.

Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and refrigerate for an hour before serving. Stir well right before serving and enjoy.