Friday, September 6, 2013

French Onion Beef Stroganoff

I was originally planning on making a recipe from The Pioneer Woman's blog however, I forgot a few essentials at the store......  I guess having a list doesn't always work the way you want.  As I started pulling out all the ingredients I would need I found myself in a bit of a pickle.  Pantry raiding had commenced and I found myself whipping up this delicious meal instead.
  • 1/2 bag egg noodles
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can condensed french onion soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • paprika, for garnish
  1. Boil noodles according to package directions and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Stir in onions and garlic until they start to sweat and add ground beef.
  4. Saute beef until cooked throughout and stir in soup and sour cream.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. 
  7. Add in noodles until completely coated and serve.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Whole Wheat Banana Honey Muffins

Confession:  I really didn't think I was going to like these at all.  I am not a big fan of whole wheat flour but these are AMAZING.  My little guy has already scarfed down a couple today and best of all I don't feel  guilty one bit. 

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, soda, and salt until well combined and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl blend eggs, oil, honey bananas and cinnamon until well combined.
  4. Slowly add in dry ingredients until well combined adding in water slowly.
  5. Pour batter into greased muffins tins about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Mine were perfect at 15 minutes.