Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not Quite a Proverbs 31 Woman Cooks Stroganoff

Beautiful mushrooms in the Farmers Market inspired me to make Stroganoff over the weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't grab them when I saw them, and the farmers had already packed up their veggies by the time I got back at the end of the day. I ended up having to purchase overly expensive, non-organic, non-local 'shrooms from the grocery stores on my block. Lesson learned: buy 'em when I see 'em. Still, it ended up being a rather tasty and easy meal, with plenty of leftovers.

I ran the baby bellas and standard white mushrooms under water while I cut up onion and garlic. As the onion and garlic were frying with some margarine, I sliced the mushrooms and when I remembered I stirred the mixture in the frying pan Started a big pot full of water.

Tossed the sliced mushrooms into the frying pan. Stirred. Violently struggled to open bottle of cheap white wine. Added wine, garlic powder (you can never have too much garlic!), red pepper flakes, and black pepper to the frying pan. Stirred.

Dropped the egg noodles onto the floor while opening the bag. Put the salvaged noodles into the boiling pot of water. Stirred.

Poured a glass of wine for myself. Yuck! Even Two-Buck Chuck* woulda been better than this sickeningly sweet stuff.

Added a couple spoonfuls of 0% fat Fage yogurt to the frying mushroom mixture and stirred. Mmm... I love Fage yogurt. Sroganoff actually calls for sour cream, but yogurt saves calories.

Egg noodles had been cooking about 10 or 15 minutes, or however long it took to open that bottle of wine. Strained the noodles. Put them back in the pot. Gave a final stir to the mushrooms, then tossed them into the pot with the noodles. Stirred thoroughly.

Put mixture into bowels for me and my test subject. Sat down in front of the computer, said grace, started a rerun of "The Office," and pigged out.

What I learned::: Listen when people say to go to the Farmers Market early. Buying wine that can be cooked and drank is economical, but only if the wine is actually drinkable. Adding lots of margarine and yogurt makes any meal tastier.

* It costs a dollar more here in New York.

1 comment:

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