Last night I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with things. Christmas, my father’s passing, just having a hard time getting my body and my mind motivated to get up and do anything but stress and worry. Then in the middle of all that the light bulb I have in my head went BING and the little voice said, “Psssssttttt hey….you…….ya YOU……get up off of your butt and get in the kitchen! You know it will make you feel better.” Ya know, that little voice is so frickin’ smart sometimes it is scary!
So I drug myself to the grocery store and what do ya know? I started feeling better! Weird how that works for foodies huh? For some reason Beef Stroganoff just popped into my head and I knew I had to make it so I was on a mission. Through the store I scurried looking for my ingredients, excited about getting home and cooking. It was so cold outside and I knew everyone would love some nice creamy Stroganoff over some buttery egg noodles yummmmm!
This recipe takes a while but it is not labor intensive. You chop and drop and then let the food and stove do all of the work for you. Once it is over your reward for a few hours of drooling due to the wonderful smells coming from your kitchen is a fantastically warm, filling dinner that is like a big hug for your tummy!
- 3 cups beef stock
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 10 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 pounds chuck roast, cut into 2-inch cubes
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Dry Marsala Wine
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 tablespoons sour cream, plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, plus more for garnish
- 1 (1-pound) package wide egg noodles
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