Monday, December 28, 2009

Stroganoff from Scratch

1 C Sour Cream
1 C Beef Broth - I used "Better than Broth"
1/2 C Mushrooms (3-4 LG) chopped into grape sized pieces
1 Sm Onion (3/4 C) finely chopped
1/4 C Dry Red Wine
2 Tbs Butter
1/2-3/4 TBS Paprika
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp ground pepper
Pan Drippings - scrape the drippings from the bottom of the baking pan, after cooking two batches of Swedish meatballs - much crispier after the second baking...

Sautee onions and mushrooms in butter until softened.
stir in pan drippings
add spices
add broth and wine, bring to a boil for about a minute.
lower heat to low and stir in sour cream
heat through and serve with Swedish meatballs

A variation I did not try called for adding 2 Tbs mustard, to be served over a pork cutlet.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Present

"The Flavor Bible." my wife loves me and my cooking.

Chili Leftovers 12 25 2009

1 can Hunts diced tomatoes
1 can Hunts diced tomatoes with mild chili peppers
1 can corn
1 can frijoles negro
1 can frijoles roja / pinto
1 LB leftover meat - pork roast
2 cloves garlic
1/2 - 1 diced onion
2-3 TBS Chili powder
2 TBS Cumin
1 Tsp Hot Hongarian Paprika
1 Tsp Oregeno
1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp Coriander

Crockpot until hungry.

I think that's everything I threw in the pot Christmas morning at 3 a.m. after configuring net books for the boys.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuna Cassrole #1

2 cans chunk light tuna in oil (more flavorful than albacore)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can of milk (10 oz.)
1 lb cooked noodles - this inspired debate - egg noodles, elbows or farfalle
1 stalk finely chopped celery
1/2 finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, pressed.
4 slices of cheese (swiss or cheddar) broken into small bits
breadcrumbs or 1/2 stack crushed Ritz cracker
2-4 TBS parmesian (aka sprinkle) cheese

mix all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs and parmesian in a 3-4 qt pyrex casserole dish
bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
mix the breadcrumbs and the parmesian, and sprinkle on top.
cook for 5 more minutes

season to taste with your choice of salt, crazy janes, Mrs. Dash, pepper.