Friday, December 17, 2010

Beef Stew with Mushrooms

I will just say that I love entertaining. It's in my blood. I love having people over, preparing my house (an excuse to get my house looking beautiful!), planning the meal, and talking over a good dinner with good friends. I can't believe the people we have been getting together with will be changing in a few short days!! We will miss all our good friends!!
This meal is one that I have made on 2 different occasions, and it was a hit both times!! Of course, I will reference my favorite Pioneer Woman here, and if you haven't heard me rant and rave about how much I love Pioneer Woman, then I will just direct you to click on this link so you can find out for yourself how wonderful she is!! And not only do I love her, but I will be moving within hours of her beautiful home in Tulsa, Oklahoma!! I promise you, I will not stalk her. But if I do, you can be sure I will post about it on this blog!!!
So I won't bore you with my version, I will just send you straight to her blog for the recipe:

Beef Stew with Mushrooms

This dish doesn't seem like stew to me at all, probably because I love this recipe and I don't like beef stew. It reminds me more of a good version of stroganoff. The recipe calls for stew meat, which she explains is already-chopped-up-sirloin. This time I got stew meat, but Tad said he liked it a lot better the first time I made it, and we were wondering if I bought a sirloin steak and cut it up myself. You basically brown the meat, then cook up the veggies with the sauce, and add the meat and mushrooms in and let everything simmer for about 30 to 45 minutes. That's what makes this a great dish for entertaining, because once you have that done, then you have 30 to 45 minutes to prepare anything else you're serving. Then you just serve the yummy beef and mushroom goodness over any kind of noodles you want. Mmmmm. I just served a little red leaf lettuce salad with mozzarella on the side, and there you go! Add a little Pineapple Upside Down cake and coffee for dessert, and you're set!!
These were our lovely dinner guests, who we will really miss!! My dear college roommate, Alison, and her new husband, Jeff!!
They are so cute, aren't they??

So if you are huge mushroom fans, and we are, and if you are big beef fans, which, we are, and you love comfort food, which, we do, then try out this meal on a cold, wintery night. You won't be sorry! And as always, I'd love to hear from you if you do!! Or, I'd love to hear your favorite Pioneer Woman recipe!!! Just leave a comment in the comments section!!!

1 comment:

  1. The meal was delicious and we loved hanging out with you! We're really going to miss you too!!!