Monday, October 4, 2010

What's For Dinner At Your House?

My favorite wedding shower was a "Recipe Shower" my aunt threw for me. In addition to beautiful pie plates, Mikasa serving dishes and basic kitchen utensils, each guest was asked to bring a favorite recipe written on a card which were all compiled in a cookbook for me. Each of those cards are now dog-eared from years of use. I love trying favorites of the wonderful women in my life. my Creative Culinary Companions....I dont know if anyone will join me, but I thought it would be fun to share favorite fall recipes today. I tend to get stuck in a rut sometimes and need to be inspired to try new things. If you have a favorite, please let us in on the secret family recipes!
1) post a recipe on your blog and then
2) link up here and we can visit eachothers.
If you dont have a blog, but want to share a recipe, you can do so in a comment. We'd love to hear what's for dinner at your house!

Here are a couple with the Smith Stamp of Approval ~

Mother's Beef Stroganoff

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1 pkg. Liptons Dry Onion Soup Mix
2/3 C. red wine
2 lbs. lean beef cubes
1/4 lb. mushrooms (optional)

Blend soups, dry mix and wine together in a large casserole dish. Add beef cubes and then cover. Bake at 275 for 3 hours (this smells fabulous while its cooking!) Stir two or three times while its cooking. If mushrooms are desired, add them for the last 45 minutes.
Serve over pasta.

Kelly's (to die for) Baked Potato Soup
originally Hard Rock Cafe Recipe
Definately not Atkins will put you in a happy carb coma!:-)
4 baked potatos
4 slices bacon (cook crisp, then save drippings)
1 lg. yellow onion
2/3 C. flour
6 C. (or 2 cans) chicken broth
2 C. milk
1/4 C. minced parsley
1 tsp. garlic
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. salt
1 C. cheddar cheese

Peel baked potatoes and dice them. Chop bacon and save to the side. In large soup pot, put 4 C. chicken broth over med. heat. In a separate bowl, mix flour with 2 C. remaining broth and then add slowly to broth on stove while stirring. Add onions. Cook until it thickens (stirring occasionally) then reduce heat to simmer. Add potatoes, milk, bacon, garlic, salt, and pepper. Simmer 15 mins. (do NOT allow to boil) Add grated cheese until melted thoroughly. Serve in bowls and garnish with cheese, parsley, bacon bits, sr. cream or green onions.


Donna said...

Both recipes look great!! I'm going to try to link up!! Fun!

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site
Is this possible?

Danielle said...

That potato soup looks ridiculously good!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy! Love this idea. Here's my recipe for Moussaka - time consuming but so delicious.
There's also a link to some healthy but delicious pumpkin spice muffins. Your recipes look delicious!!!!

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