Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hungarian Stew

Cody and I got to kick off the week with a little staff retreat at this nice Bed and Breakfast near Newton. It was a great time spent together praying and planning. I *love* that God has us at Willow Creek with some great people who are passionate about serving God, sharing Christ, and loving others.

We came home to these little lovey boys and sweet sister! I can't believe how much I miss them even when we're just away for 24 hours! I can never get enough of these cuddly sleeping pictures! Notice the Barbie pillow, too! They love it when Cloe lets them "borrow" her pillow! I'm not sure how I got blessed with these sweet children, but it's a pretty awesome, humbling responsibility! I love being a mom!
Yesterday, the weather was just *perfect* for a new soup-in-the-crock pot recipe!
Slow-Cooked Hungarian Stew

2 lb. lean stew meat
2 c. fresh baby carrots
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
3 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. chili sauce
2 c. beef broth
1 (10 oz.) pkg. egg noodles
1 (8 oz.) container sour cream (can use light)

Combine stew meat, carrots, onion, green pepper, spices, chili sauce and broth in slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. (I added the peppers near the end so they wouldn't get super mushy.)
Before serving, add the sour cream. Cook noodles according to package directions.
Serve the stew over the noodles.

This is *S*P*I*C*Y*! Our kids usually eat what we eat--no problem, but this was a little too spicy for them. They enjoyed peanut butter and jelly! That's a real treat when you go to a peanut free school!

Looks like tomorrow is going to be another day perfected suited for soup!


peter marie said...

Looks yummy! Looking forward to all your winter soup recipes!

We have been hearing some excellent sermons lately! I loved how Pastor Mike's sermon on idols was such a good prelude to this past Sunday's sermon on enjoying, loving, and glorifying God in everything...the Creator....not the creation. Good stuff!