Friday, November 9, 2007

Food Friday

Quick Beef Stroganoff

We had this for the first time the other night and loved it! I didn't include the sherry because I didn't have any, and it still turned out great. Hope you enjoy!

hands-on time: 30 min. total time: 30 min. makes 4 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 lb New York or sirloing steak, thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 lb button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 c dry sherry
1/4 c low-sodium chicken broth
1/3 c sour cream
2 cups cooked white rice
1/2 c fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steak with 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Cook the steak until browned on all sides, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out skillet. Add the remaining oil and place over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until their juices evaporate, about 5 minutes. Add the sherry and broth. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid reduces to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Add the sherry and broth. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid reduces to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the sour cream, and heat until the mixture thickens. Transfer the steak and any juics that have collected on the plate to the skillet, and add the remaining salt ad pepper. Heat until warmed through. Spoon the steak strips and mushroom sauce over the rice and sprinkle with the parsley.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

top ten tuesday

Top 10 Reasons to Watch the Office

10. You don't want to miss out on Jim's ridiculous looks at the camera
9. You'll get great ideas for office pranks (calculator in jello, cell phone in the ceiling, etc.)
8. You can watch the most politically incorrect and awkward moments occur every Thursday night in your own living room
7. You can see the "most drawn out, overly-dramatic love story ever" (in the words of Justin)
6. You can have fun pointing out the people in your own life that act just like the matter how ridiculous
5. You'll be thankful for your own boss...unless of course you'd rather have Michael Scott, a rude, politically incorrect, lazy, ignorant manager
4. You could begin saying "that's what she said" as a comeback for everything like my wonderful husband so maturely does
3. You will be educated on diversity, men and women, ethics, and relationships through various skits, videos, and seminars
2. You can finish watching each episode feeling like you are pretty normal in the scheme of things
1. You can have conversations with my husband, since that's the majority of what he talks about more (sorry)'s real life...Justin heard this quote today at his office: "Putting all your information on computers is just a fad." Unbelievable.
...this is what Michael Scott would say about that: "I know computer are good for some games and forwarding funny emails, but real business is done on paper."