New Mom Freezer Meals-Beef Straganoff

July5

Daughter #3, aka J2 is Blogging as Baby Lady of the Prairies and provides Pre & Postnatal Services in the Heart of Winnipeg www.specialdeliveriesfitness.com.  When she was guest blogger for me recently she mentioned making freezer meals to prepare for your baby’s arrival.  These would also be wonderful gifts to provide to a new Mom.  Come back tomorrow for her Chicken Apple Curry Soup.


Beef Stroganoff
Recipe type: Entree
Cook time: 
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Deliver it frozen with a container of sour cream and some broad egg noodles.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. beef stewing beef
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. butter
  • 4 green onions, sliced (white parts only)
  • 4 T all-purpose flour
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can condensed beef broth - or use homemade
  • 1 t prepared mustard
  • 1 (6 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • ⅓ c sour cream
  • ⅓ c white wine
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut stewing beef into smaller chunks and toss with ½ t of both salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and brown the beef quickly, then push the beef off to one side.
  3. Add the onions and cook slowly for 3 to 5 minutes, then push to the side with the beef.
  4. Stir the flour into the juices on the empty side of the pan.
  5. Pour in beef broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Lower the heat and stir in mustard.
  7. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the meat is tender.
  8. Stir in the mushrooms and white wine.
  9. Let cool and seal in an airtight container (or lots of tin foil and saran wrap!).
  10. Label with the name of the dish and the day you made it.
  11. When you bring it out of the freezer, allow to defrost and heat in a saucepan.
  12. Add the sour cream 5 minutes before serving.
  13. Salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Serve with a simple salad or steam up some frozen veggies.

 

Kath’s quote: “I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted baby food.”-Robert Orben

 

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