Beef stroganoff

On Saturday, I had my friend Shannon and her daughter over for dinner. I decided to try a recipe from gimme some oven for beef stroganoff. It is something I have never made from scratch before.
Before Shannon came over, I prepped all the ingredients so that I would only have to do the cooking while she was over.

The recipe calls for a pound of mushrooms, but I didn’t have quite that amount. And of course I looked at my bag of egg noodles right before I started cooking and realized we were going to need more. My husband, Matt, offered to grab more from the store. He came home with a kind of egg noodle, but not the kind that typically goes with stroganoff (see last picture). In the end, it made no difference to any of us.

I’m glad I did some of the work before she came because I got caught up in talking and made a few errors that luckily didn’t change the outcome.
I cooked up all the beef, sautéed the onions and then added the mushrooms and garlic.

Instead of white wine, I opted for the beef broth to deglaze the pan. I’m sure white wine would have been yummy though.
After that, I added the rest of the ingredients to make the sauce and then added the beef back in.

The verdict? Every plate, including both 21 month old girls, were completely clear. Um, I’d call that a success!!

Not only was the recipe delicious, but it was also easy and fed 4 adults and 2 toddlers. What more could you ask for?!

What did you have for dinner?


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