Week 22 – The Cookbook Challenge: Beef Strips in Tomato Cream Sauce
This week’s cookbook challenge almost didn’t happen. Hamsley and I have been busy looking at places to live, and buying stuff for the move. This week was full of pushy real estate agents and it all became very draining; I just wasn’t in the mood for cooking. I then decided I’d just do something simple to get my obligatory blog post for the week done, but Hamsley wasn’t too happy with that, so he raided my book shelf and flicked through trying to find something to suit the red theme.
I must admit, it was nice of him to be so enthusiastic, and seeing him drowning in cookbooks brought a smile to my face after such a hectic week. It was a toss up between soup, beef and red wine pies, or this dish. This dish ended up winning and we cooked it up today for lunch after checking out the local trash and treasure market.
It was relatively easy to make. Hamsley helped cut everything up and we watched the calzone episode of Seinfeld whilst it simmered away. This was meant to be served with parsley rice but I served it with pasta instead. It was quite like a beef stroganoff but with tomato.
Hint: Don’t season the dish until after you have added the sour cream.
The move will be happening next month, hence why I have not been blogging so much, and whilst I won’t be until I’m all settled in. I need to reply to comments left by gorgeous people such as yourself, but I’ll see you again next week for the cookbook challenge… and maybe a review of my birthday dinner which will be happening on Tuesday. I’ll be turning a quarter of a century!
Thanks to Hamsley for making this week’s cookbook challenge happen!