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Monday, March 8, 2010

MONDAY IS A BLUE DAY




It is one of those days...I try not to complain but the cold dreary weather has got to end one of these days! I am kidding myself ! In Colorado we all know that March tends to be the most snowy month of all!

I work for a very blessed doctor. He is an ENT doc and we have not had a break since...I can not even remember. We are constantly busy and today we had so many emergencies I stopped counting them! We saw a young child and mom liked our office and my doc so much that she is bringing her other 4 kids to see him too! Word of mouth is a great way to attract new patients. If you have had a good experience the opportunity to introduce another family member or friend is wide open. The doctor treats all five of my kids and myself. We do a lot of repeat business.

But Monday's tend to be bad days all around. Busy office days and very tiring evenings with hardly an ounce of energy left for  cooking dinner. But my hubby, also busy at his job made a batch of beef stroganoff. It is a favorite recipe my friend Dawn gave to me back in the 1980s. She lived in Haiti and that is where she learned to cook very frugal meals. Lots of stroganoff recipes include pricier cuts of beef but this little gem has old fashioned ground beef in it. It is very tasty and always delightful with a tossed salad and some crusty french bread hot out of the oven.

Gee, maybe Monday is a great comfort food day! Hmmm....

My recipe is here:

Dawn's Beef Stroganoff

1 whole garlic clove, chopped finely
1 whole medium sized yellow onion, chopped finely.
1 large family size can of cream of mushroom soup
16 oz. container sour cream
1 tblsp. flour
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (hamburger)
1 basket chopped fresh mushrooms (washed and drained)
2-3 tblsp. butter or margarine

Melt the butter(margarine) in large skillet. Add finely chopped garlic and onions. Cook til soft and translucent. Add ground beef and cook until well done and make sure to break up large pieces. Add flour to soak up the excess grease (you can also drain  the hamburger before adding flour. Add mushrooms. Cook until soft and add soup. Add sour cream and serve over egg noodles or rice. Great with a tossed salad and crusty french warm bread.

Now I must cook creamed peas so my youngest daughter Hannah & I can indulge ourselves in tisi old favorite my mom use to make for me!

 



Happy Tuesday!

2 comments:

fairfieldhouse said...

Anne,

I'm sorry you had a blue day. I took you and my readers along with me to the international Philadelphia flower show via video. Turn up your volume and come see: http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2010/03/06/premature-pollination/

Deborah

Parsley said...

Dearie, I know about having a blue day today but yours sounds like a doozy. I tend to internalize things like the fact my husband (volunteer firefighter) was on a horrible wreck today. The young mother might not make it.

We'll make it.