Saturday, February 6, 2010

Will They Eat This? Vol. 3

The kids had the day off because of snow on Wednesday this past week; all except Christian whose campus didn't close or delay for the weather. Everyone was enjoying being out in the snow, which left the house quiet for me to dream about which new flavor sensation I would attempt next. I chose to play around with Beef Stroganoff and give it a tangy, creamy zip with some Greek yogurt.

Kathy's Beef Stroganoff

1 lb sirloin steak cut in strips
1/2 cup of red wine
1 large sweet onion sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 80z pkg of baby portabella mushrooms sliced
2 tbs cornstarch
1 tbs of beef base by McCormick
1 6oz container of Chobani plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of light sour cream
2 tbs of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1 16oz pkg of wide egg noodles

Bring water for noodles to a boil. Add noodles to the boiling water when you add the meat to your skillet.

In a large skillet over medium heat, sautee onion and mushrooms (make sure not to crowd the mushrooms or they won't cook properly and only stir 3-4 times); cook until the onions are transluscent; add the garlic; in a small bowl toss the meat strips with cornstarch and add to the pan; season meat with salt and pepper; cook until the meat is browned, about 4-5 min.; add the red wine and cook until the liquid thickens, about 2 min.; add the Greek yogurt and the sour cream, stir until all the meat and veggies are coated.

Drain noodles, place on a platter and top with the stroganoff. You can also dish up each plate separately. It's a quick and easy meal with very little prep and an unbelievable depth of flavor in only about 25 min. from start to finish.

Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Goat cheese

Spring Mix bag salad
2 tbs olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vingar
1 tsp Trader Joe's 21 Season Salute seasoning (Italian seasoning would work, too)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Crumbled Feta Cheese

The Stats:

6 out of 6 were present

1 out of 6 ate this meal (the one I expected to turn up his nose at it...hmmm)
2 out of 6 ate salad
5 out of 6 ate egg noodles with butter and parmesan
1 out of 6 begged for pizza and we caved

The Verdict:

The adults can't wait to eat this meal again. The kids -- not so much.

Will your kids eat this? Let me know what your verdict is.

Remember: Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. (Lk 6:21)

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