Sunday, August 22, 2010

Manic Monday Meals ~ Stroganoff to Cherry Desert

First off I must apologize this last month has been insane with the carnival, summer and the boys. Well actually more than a month but I guess time flies when you're sinking! hehe I promise to catch up on giveaways, review and comments!

I wanted to try out a new name for my Monday Meals Meme. What do you think my best buddy Amy gave me an awesome title too that I'll also try out. I'm a nut (like you don't know this) about things being just a certain way. And yes I'm crazy if I have a Monday Meme it may have to have M's ... lol ;). If we like then I can even see if I can bust out a button!

Let me know what you think! Sorry this is a drive by posting I'm so exhausted from the carnival this weekend (don't worry that is a story in itself). I haven't really had a day off so I'm sorry again for being absent!

First we start with a favorite of the boys! Stroganoff

Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff found on Best Beef Stroganoff Recipes (click link)
Prep Time: 5-10 mins
Cook Time: 10-15 mins
Servings: 4-6
Main Ingredient: Ground Beef
Difficulty Level: 1

1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups beef broth
1 teaspoon dried parsley leaves
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 (4-ounce) can mushrooms, any style
1 cup sour cream
1 (12-ounce) package egg noodles
Step 1:

Cook noodles according to package directions. Set aside and keep warm.

Step 2:

In large skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Add onions and garlic; cook until onion has softened. Add butter and melt; add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly stir in beef broth. Add remaining ingredients, except the sour cream. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 3:

Stir in sour cream and heat through. Do not boil. Serve over cooked noodles

Then we have a yummy desert that I sent to the neighbors house. I didn't even steal a bite but I heard it was yummy :). Cole HAD to have cherries when we were at the store and guess WHAT yup he didn't eat them but a handful. Instead of throwing them away I used them :).
Fresh Cherry Crisp Recipe found on


  • 4 cups pitted sour cherries
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    2. In a large bowl, combine cherries, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, and 4 tablespoons flour. Pour into 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, oats, and brown sugar. Cut in butter and shortening until crumbly. Sprinkle over cherries.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

Happy Monday Everyone! I promise to be by after work, Saturday was a GREAT day of calls so this means a good week for me!! Yeah and I may have a date night even, let's home my sitter comes threw.


  1. I have never made strogonaff for my will be a must for this fall and your recipe sounds great!

    The cherry dessert looked good too but I am not a huge fan of cherries.

  2. Those both look great! How was the carnival???

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  3. the meal sounds great.. just wish i liked cherries more than i do!

  4. Thanks! I needed some new recipe ideas - I've found myself in a slump to come up with anything new lately!

  5. I've never made stroganoff, sounds pretty good.

  6. What a yummy meal. Wow Poser you are just too sweet and funny.. I hope your babysitter comes through for date night also. If not I wish I could be there. I loved your meals today. Great theme and meme..

  7. That sounds great.. I hope you get a date night. and dinner and desert look awsome.. I have never done home made stroganoff this way. MY mom used to use hamburger, cream of mush, and sourcream and the beef broth, she skipped the flour and we would add canned mushrooms also for veggies.. Just different ways of cooking or just some skipped steps I never knew needed being done. I might try this again sometime.. I love home made stroganoff..

  8. mmmmmmmmm I could eat that right now, delicious :)

  9. They both sound like delicious recipes... Such a simple recipe for stroganoff, wow. I will have to try that (minus the 'shrooms for Bill) sometime soon.
    Thanks for all your wonderfulness!

  10. That crisp looks delicious. Sounds like things are going better over there. I'm really happy for you.

  11. Cherry crisp in a round pan is fun!!!! I would scrape that whole crispy top off and eat it!

  12. What I want to know is HOW DID YOU LIKE the recipes. I want more review of the recipe than just THE recipe and photos! Tell me how you liked them... did one need a little "this" or some more "that."


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