Getting Ready

We are going South for the month of January.  We used to scoff at the Snowbirds who headed south in the winter…psshaw!  Now, we can’t wait to get away from the snow and cold (although the South has had its fair share of cold this year!)

So, I had a haircut today to last me for the duration.  I am keeping up on the housecleaning schedule as usual but added on making the bed in the trailer and taking out some items to make room for those we will need for a long stay.  (The Bearded One might have wanted those tapes and DVDs to stay but he will have HOURS of such to watch as it is!)

We had Mushroom Stroganoff

for dinner.  We didn’t miss the beef at all.  I would recommend doing this one vegetarian.

From Allrecipes:

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
3/4 pound portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
8 ounces dried egg noodles
Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles, and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
2. At the same time, melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring until softened. Turn the heat up to medium-high, and add sliced mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are limp and browned. Remove to a bowl, and set aside.
3. In the same skillet, stir in vegetable broth, being sure to stir in any browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil, and cook until the mixture has reduced by 1/3. Reduce heat to low, and return the mushrooms and onion to the skillet.
4. Remove the pan from the heat, stir together the sour cream and flour; then blend into the mushrooms. Return the skillet to the burner, and continue cooking over low heat, just until the sauce thickens. Stir in the parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over cooked egg noodles.
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About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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2 Responses to Getting Ready

  1. Carol says:

    Next time try serving it over brown rice—great flavors and you won’t miss the noodles at all.

  2. Retired woman says:

    Great idea! I will definitely serve it that way next time!

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