Life in my 30's
Courtesy of http://www.skinnytaste.com
So, I guess I will write a lil bit with my blog tonight. That’s usually what a blog is after all, right?
So, my partner comes home tonight and she says, “You sure do cook some interesting meals.” I guess I had better back up and let you in on a secret—-my partner does not like any vegetables. She does not like any condiments other than BBQ sauce/salt/and pepper. Some people may exaggerate when they say they are picky, but I’m serious—-she lives off of sweets, meat, Deluxe Mac N Cheese, Comet rice, the occasional baked potato (minus skin). Etc. Etc.—-hopefully you have the picture now. So, to hear her say this wasn’t exactly a shocker, but I was like, really? You’re saying that to Beef Stroganoff? Turns out she said that because she’s used to the light brown colored beef stroganoff, which, I couldn’t blame her because so am I. I used to love that Lipton crap in the bag! Man, look how far I’ve come!
Well, that brings us to this lovely recipe we have here. I told you guys, I have fallen in love with Gina over at http://www.skinnytaste.com. Not only are her recipes healthy—-most are very ‘do-able,’ non-crazy food item recipes—-and there are HUNDREDS to choose from. If you’re a weight watchers gal or guy, she does WW points for every single recipe.
I noticed that there were a lot of people asking if this could be done in the crockpot so I decided to try it myself. The results were amazing!! I also found a website right off the bat about Zucchini and Squash ‘noodles.’ I had always heard people talk about them, but I figured it was just another person whose always lived a healthy dietary life. Boy was I wrong! There was no butter involved, but they were silky smooth, so light and slid down like butter! I will never go back to grain pastas again. I don’t eat pasta hardly ever anyway because I know my body can’t handle the carbs. I knew this before all the carb crazy diets came along so it’s not just a fad thing. So anyhow, do yourself a flavor and try zucchini/squash noodles next time. Another reason I had never tried them is because I thought I needed a fancy tool. Turns out all I needed was a veggie peeler which I own and operate daily.
There you have it—a healthier version of Beef Stroganoff.
- Pour can of Tomato Soup into crockpot, along with Worcestershire, and begin warming on LOW
- Dice your selection of mushrooms and onions and begin to sautee’, adding garlic. POUR sautee’d items in crock pot
- Brown your Beef. Pour into base mixture already simmering in crock.
- Let all simmer on LOW for 4 hours.
- ADD Sour Cream the last HOUR of cooking
Enjoy and Make a Joyful Noise…