Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Posted by Karen at 12:22 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well, our vision was correct! This weekend our friends, Steve and Erin, came with their kids, Kurtis and Kylee (two of our favorite little people) and we had a great time in the fort. Kurtis even mowed the "lawn" in front of his "house" and went and got the "mail". Kylee seemed to like it too. Brad and Erin even made visits to the new neighbors. Oh the fun you can have with a little bit of garbage!
Posted by Karen at 9:58 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Hungarian Gulyas or Goulash
1 lb beef chuck cut into 1” squares (I use left over Sunday roast or just cook some chicken)
2 tsp salt
2 medium onions diced
2 Tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
1 Tablespoon paprika (or more if you like)
3 medium carrots
1 quart water
4 medium potatoes diced into ¾ inch chucks
¼ tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
Optional ingredients (I always use these)
1 ½ to 2 cups sour cream
2 medium cans of tomato sauce
Mix the salt into the beef cubes
Brown the onions in oil. Add the beef and paprika. Let the beef simmer in its own juices for about 1 hour.
Add the sliced carrots and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the water and diced potatoes and remaining 1 ½ tsp salt, the tomato sauce, and sour cream. Simmer until the potatoes are done; add the black pepper. Add dumplings
(Also easy in a crock pot!)
Egg Dumpling dough for the Gulyas
3 cup flour
1 Tablespoon salt
½ cup water
Make while the beef is simmering
Mix all the ingredients together and beat with a spoon. It will make stiff dough. Place the dough mound on a cutting board and slice small sections of dough off with a knife or spoon. (About the size of a quarter) Cook these dumplings about 15 minutes or so in a pot of boiling water. Drain and rinse with cold water. Serve the cooked dumplings in the cooked gulyas.
Posted by Karen at 7:23 PM
My friends must think my life is interesting because in the last week I've had 3 of them tell me I should start a blog. So, since I have so much "extra" time on my hands, I thought I would.
I can't even manage to keep the checkbook balanced so I don't know why I think I have time to blog. (It's like an electronic journal so I don't have to feel completely guilty about using my precious time on a blog, Right?) I can't promise anything funny or witty but I'm willing to try...
Posted by Karen at 1:31 PM