Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grandma's Beef Casserole and another vintage postcard

Yesterday I found the recipe in one of the new Gooseberry books I had ordered...since I had everything to make it.....started it in the crock pot late so put it on high...this was the most delicious crock pot dish yet. It generously served 6 hungry people and everyone raved about leftovers!

Grandma's Beef Casserole

2 lbs. beef stew meat
1/4 c. flour
can of mushroom soup
1 package dry onion soup mix
small can of whole mushrooms
1/2 cup red wine or beef broth (I happened to have wine)
12 oz. package of medium egg noodles

In a zip lock bag, put the stew meat..add flour, zip and shake to cover the meat. Brown meat in a heavy skillet that has been sprayed with cooking spray (I used a little canola oil too) and when nicely browned, put in the crock pot along with all the other ingredients except the noodles...mix to combine..put on low for 8 to 10 hours or high for 5 to 6. To serve, spoon over cooked noodles...I  think the wine really made a difference as the house smelled so good all afternoon while it was cooking....Alan sometimes gets a bottle or two as a gift during the year from clients who don't know he's diabetic....we use it in cooking only so the alcohol is gone just the wonderful flavor...

I got this recipe from the "Slow Cookers, Casseroles and Skillets" Gooseberry book..and served it with peas and carrots (the carrots were from our garden) and jello with fruit for dessert....

This postcard is all done in orange and black...a bit unusual...I think this is from the 1940s....