First, let me announce that I have been informed that I won another Gooseberry Patch Cookbook! Jen over at Jen's Fun Little Things recently hosted a giveaway that someone else won, but never claimed. Sooo.. I was second place and I gratefully accept! She is sending me one of their new cookbooks, Homestyle in a Hurry. If that title doesn't fit me, nothing does. I do love homestyle cooking but to make it in a hurry works even better! I'm so excited. I can't wait to receive this new book and get started on it.
Next, I want to share a recipe with you that I tried last week from my other Gooseberry Patch book, Slow Cookers, Casseroles and Skillets. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to cookbooks.
The recipe is Grandma's Beef Caserole and was submitted by Eva Jo Hoyle of Mexico, MO
2 lbs stew beef, cubed
1/4 C all purpose flour
10 3/4 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1.35oz pkg onion soup mix
4 oz can whole mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup red wine or beef broth
12 oz pkg medium egg noodles, cooked
Put beef cubes in a plastic zipping bag. Add flour; seal bag and shake to coat well (I added some salt and pepper to my flour) Brown beef in a heavy skillet that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray; drain. In a slow cooker, combine beef with remaining ingredients except noodles. Cover and cook on low setting for 8-10 hours, or high setting for 5-6 hours. To serve, spoon over cooked noodles. Serves 6.
*I added a little more red wine later because it looked a little thick to me.
In spite of the mushrooms, (I used sliced mushrooms in a jar because that's what I had) Alex gave it a thumb's up. He just ate around them. Nick also gave this a thumb's up so I figure I have a family winner! I'm always excited to get their seal of approval after a new recipe. I'm definitely be adding this one to my favorites because it's so stinkin' easy. I made a loaf of bread (a recipe that I'll share later) with it and that too, was a huge hit.
I'm back on track with my weekly menu and it certainly makes life so much easier.
This week's menu follows.
Sunday: The Pioneer Woman's Rib-eye steak with whiskey cream sauce, The Pioneer Woman's Crash Hot Potatoes, Pioneer Woman's Buttered Rosemary Rolls, and steamed broccoli. I had to add the broccoli since it's a PDub carb/carlorie fest!
Monday: Farmgirl Chicken and Dumplings from GBP Slow Cookers, Casseroles and Skillets
Tuesday: Spaghetti and salad (I have a meeting that night)
Wednesday: White wings with the trimmings White wings are a Texas restaurant favorite that I've been trying to duplicate since leaving there over four years ago.
Thursday: Hoagie Bake from my GBP kitchen calendar.
Friday: I'm leaving this open because of the potential for leftovers.
Saturday: We have friends in town and we'll go out to eat.
I will share the new recipes as I try them out this week.
Have a happy Sunday!