Well, things changed. We had Sunday dinner on Saturday. Cindy, Dave, and Chris went to a Special Olympics dinner and dance Saturday night, so Mom and Dad came over that night. Then, they all went to Dave's sister Suzi's & family's house for Superbowl on Sunday. It all worked out (I went shopping). And, since I did go shopping I didn't feel like going so extravagant on the cupcakes - I made a yellow cake box mix and used already prepared frosting. I'll think about making the filled cupcakes in the coming weeks.
I decided to adjust my mom's Beef Stroganoff recipe.
[Original Recipe] *My adjustments
[2 lbs round steak (cut into 1” to 2” cubes)] 1 package Boca crumbles* 1 lb baby Portobello mushrooms, quartered* 2 cloves garlic, minced* 1 medium onion, chopped 3 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ lb fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 cup water 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon salt 2 8-oz cans tomato sauce [1 to 1 ½ cups sour cream] 1 to 1 ½ cups light sour cream* Reames Frozen Egg Noodles, cooked according to package directions
[Brown round steak in oil] Sauté onion in oil, add garlic* and mushrooms; cook until mushrooms are browned. [Return meat to pan] Add crumbles* to pan along with all other ingredients EXCEPT sour cream. [Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours over medium heat.] Simmer about 1/2 hour over medium heat to allow flavors to blend.* Add sour cream and heat over very low heat until heated through (do not boil or sour cream will curdle).
Serve over egg noodles or rice.
I hope the brackets and asterisks aren't too confusing. I just thought it might be easier to follow my changes if I wrote it this way.
The stroganoff turned out to be really good. It wasn't exactly the same as Mom's, but it was close enough.
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Mostly vegetarian dinner menus. Includes links to recipes when available, as well as comments on modifications made. There are always "After Dinner Thoughts" where I discuss what worked, what didn't , which recipes are keepers and which will not be cooked again.