You can tell winter is really setting in, as some of my favorite bloggers are turning to comfort food. The great thing about comfort food is that it isn't necessarily difficult to make, but it's delicious and filling.
crankylitprof is making Homemade Onion Soup.
Pammy is making Hungarian Crockpot Beef Stew.
John Walkenbach & wife are making Thai Vegetable Noodle Soup.
Keesie is making MAN ALONE. Simple and yummy.
Me? I've been going through the Princess Mom's recipe box, and I found this budget-conscious recipe that was a favorite of my Darling Daddy's, especially reheated for breakfast the next day:
1/4 cup butter or margerine
1/2 cup minced onion
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 8-oz. can mushrooms (do not drain)
2 tbsp. flour
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup fresh minced parsley (optional)
In a skillet, melt the butter. Add garlic and onion. Cook until lightly brown. Add beef. Cook only until redness disappears. Add salt, pepper, mushrooms, flour and soup. Stir thoroughly and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Add sour cream just before serving and top with parsley.
May be served in a rice ring or on cooked noodles, buttered potatoes or buttered toast.
If anyone else out there is sharing comfort recipes today, drop me an email and I'll throw you a link!