Have A Happy Groundhog Day !

 Groundhog Day is a tradition since the late 1800’s.  According to the Groundhog  which is every February 2nd  of every year in the United States this Fuzzy creature   decides if we are going to have a early  spring or not according to folklaw.   When the Groundhog  emerges from his hole and its a Sunny day, and he sees his Shadow and  goes back into  his hole we will have  another six more weeks of Winter.  If it is a Cloudy Day  when he comes out  of his little hole,  Spring will arive early.   Hope You have a  Cloudy Day !! LOL !

Easy Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a Russian dish, I sauté pieces of beef rolled in flour, salt, and pepper.  It’s a easy recipe the Key is to a constent stir.

Ingredients :

2 lb package stew meat  ( I always re-cut smaller into bite size pieces)

1   Medium chopped onion

1 10 oz. package mushrooms sliced

1 can of beef broth

2 sticks butter

1  16 oz contanier sour cream

1 10 oz pack. of egg noodles

1/2  cup of all-purpose flour,  Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions :

Slice mushrooms and chop onions .  Sauté the mushrooms and the onions in butter till soft and transulcent.  Remove from your sauté pan, place onions and mushrooms in a seperate dish, leaving remain drippings.  In a  seperate bowl add flour , salt and pepper to your stew meat until well coated.  Place in  sauté pan with your drippings and sauté on moderate heat.   Stirring  constantly  brown meat, add   1/2 stick butter,  add mushrooms and onions stirring them till thickend.   Slowly add beef broth.   This  should all come together to  be well blended,  season again with salt and pepper if needed.  Have  a stock pot large enough for your egg noodles coming to a boil.   Remove meat from heat and slowly incorporate sour cream one tablespoon at a time.  Boil and cook your noodles according to directions.  Incorporate the two and enoy !

Love ❤️ through Food is My Motto !

 

New Years Eve Good Luck Lentils 

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Did you know that  Lentil’s are  Italian Tradition ?  They  are to bring good luck in the year to come . I make mine with sauté  sausage , the fat from the sausage  gives bounty for the coming New Year.  I have been making this dish for a number of years, and  have had “Good Fortune”  maybe you should  give this Italian tradition a try !

  1. 1 lb bag of dry Lentils  washed and strained
  2. 1 lb sauté Italian sausage caseing removed
  3. 5 cups water
  4. 3 cups beef broth
  5. 1  8 oz can Tomato sauce
  6. 1 cup celery chopped
  7. 1 cup carrot chopped
  8. 1 medium  onion  chopped
  9. 2 tbsp garlic minced
  10. Salt and  pepper to your liking
  11. 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions :  Rinse and strain your lentils.  Sauté sausage  in 1 tbsp olive oil,  until lightly golden  Add to sausage the following  and sauté garlic , onions,  carrots,  celery.   Add remaining ingredients , water, beef  broth ,tomato sauce , and lastly your  lentils.  Allow to simmer  covered partially  for approximately 90 minutes stirring occasionally  in a 8 quart stock pot.
 

 

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  •  Enjoy with a crusty Bread

Have a Happy Prosperous New Year Readers !
My Motto Love ❤️ through Food !

New Years Eve Mason Jars

   
Here’s  a quick and easy way to ring in the New Year.  I just enjoyed canning this summer, I had some Ball Mason jars leftover .  I put them to good use , I decorated them  with  some curling ribbon,  and filled them with some quick snacks.  Clean up at the end of the night is a breeze just close up with your lid and your done for the night!!   Happy New Year.
Love ❤️ through Food is my Motto!