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One of my husband and daughter’s favorite food groups is beef. They are definitely carnivores! LOL But even though I lean more towards vegetarian, I also enjoy a good meat dish, and we ALL love Mushroom Baked Steak! Nothing smells so delicious as a steaming casserole dish full of Baked Steak! And it’s so easy to make, and only needs three ingredients!
The main thing is Beef. I used cubed steak from the 19th St. Meat Market! Oh my goodness! I never knew there could be such a difference in meats. But we’ve gotten it from many different stores, and 19th St. Meat Market wins! Hands down!
The next ingredient is Mushrooms. Fresh, not canned. Sooo good! I love their meaty flavor! Did you know mushrooms are actually a fungus? Yep! I kid you not! But they are so good for you! Not only are they very high in nutrients, but they are thought to help with cancer, diabetes, general heart health, and even weight management! And some people even use them in place of meat for a healthier version of favorite foods! And did you know that you can actually grow your own mushrooms at home? It’s super easy!
And the last ingredient is Cream of Mushroom Soup. I use it in many dishes, so I always try to keep a few cans in the pantry. You’d think it is high in fat, but it’s quite easy to get low-fat or fat-free versions that taste just as amazing!
I hope you’ll enjoy this simple, tasty recipe! Let me know what you think!
Everyone has a favorite food, but sometimes they are not the same as a comfort food. A comfort food is something that makes your soul feel all warm and cozy. A hug from the inside out. For me, one of those foods is Potato Soup. So, today, I’d like to share how I make my favorite potato soup recipe!
You could serve this with biscuits, a nice crusty bread, or my personal favorite, crackers!
Something that makes it extra yummy is a good quality bacon! Yum yum!!! What’s your favorite way to have potato soup? Let me know in the comments!
This is one of my favorite soul-warming comfort foods!
8mediumpotatoespeeled and sliced
1lbbaconfried, drained, grease reserved, and crumbled
6tbspall purpose flour
In a large skillet, fry bacon. Drain on paper towels. Then crumble and set aside.
In a large soup pot, cook carrots, and celery in water until slightly tender, then add potatoes. (I have found the potatoes get done before the other things if they all go in at the same time.) About 20 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid and set vegetables aside.
In the same pot, cook onions in butter and bacon grease until soft. Then add flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened.
Gently stir in cooked vegetables and bacon. Add 1 cup or more of reserved cooking liquid until soup is desired consistency.
So, yesterday my german shepherd dog, Zeus, wanted to go outside. I thought he needed to go potty, but instead, he just went to the corner of the yard and sat down, then started sniffing the air. It seemed odd to me because he usually only does that when a neighbor is grilling out, but considering the temperature, I found that unlikely. The only thing I could think of was he was already smelling the snow that was supposed to (and did) come later that evening.
There is he is. On January 12th, sniffing the snow in the air. Handsome puppy, isn’t he? 😉
And guess what??!!!? He was RIGHT!!! This is January 13th! LOL We got between 5 to 6 inches of pure white snow. Although it doesn’t look so pure now. It looks like he’s saying, “See? I TOLD you, Mom!” 😉 Whenever it snows, he always comes inside with a snowy snout! He loves getting down in there and rooting around! He’s my big silly boy! Five years old, but still a puppy at heart!
Isn’t it funny how animals just KNOW things?? They seem to be psychic, don’t they? It just amazes me. Do you have pets that tell you things that are going to happen? I’d love to hear about it! Please leave your story in the comments!
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! I know I’m a little late getting these posted, but better late than never, huh? LOL I didn’t do many handmade gifts this year, but here are the two I created! I have been painting a little bit, and knew a couple people who would love one!
I’m just learning to paint, so please keep that in mind! And… be gentle. hehe
I made this for my Mom for Christmas 2017. I call it Swinging Girl. As a new painter, I was happy to follow a tutorial by The Art Sherpa on YouTube! Thank you Cinnamon (Yep! Her name is really Cinnamon!)! #artsherpa
This is also one of The Art Sherpa’s tutorials! I call it Cherry Tree Hugging the Moon. I made it for my eldest daughter for Christmas 2017. #artsherpa
If you’d like to learn to paint with acrylics, you should visit her website! And you can find me here! Add me as a friend!
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