Friday, July 20, 2012

Brown Sugar Carrots

I don't make a lot of side dishes, but this one is really simple and it's great.  I used to make a fancy glaze, melting butter and bringing to a boil with brown sugar. Too fancy, plus it made an extra pan dirty. Can't have that.

Cook carrots until soft.  I steam mine in the microwave in a Pampered Chef microcooker.

Drain, and add a few tablespoons of brown sugar, stirring to dissolve.  That's it! Yum.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Beef Stroganoff

Here's my easy version of my Aunt Jeuney's Beef Stroganoff recipe.  It's basically unrecognizable from her original recipe, but it's easy and delicious!  I usually serve it with egg noodles, but you could use any pasta or even rice or mashed potatoes.

1 lb. ground beef

Brown beef and remove from pan.

3 T butter
1 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 lb. fresh sliced mushrooms

Cook in butter until onion is golden.

Add and stir until smooth:
3 T flour
1 T ketchup
1/2 t. salt
1/8 pepper

Gradually add 1 can beef broth. Bring to a boil. Simmer on low 5 minutes. 
1 T. red wine vinegar
1/2 t. dill
1 1/2 c. sour cream. 
Stir. Add beef. Simmer just until hot.