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Friday, January 26, 2018

Snow ~ Stroganoff Casserole ~ Peanut Brittle 

Good 37º drizzly morning. 

The snow yesterday..........
The on and off ramps to I-5 here in Rogue River...... 

I was glad I didn't have to go anywhere in the snow. Not that the snow is a problem, just the idiot drivers are!

By noon the sun was breaking through and the snow was melting...

Bruiser had been out and about ...

Of course when he came home, Mr. Muddy Feet had to get up on my desk! 
By 2:pm the snow was all melted. At least up at the ski resort at Mt. Ashland they finally got enough snow to open today. 

Stroganoff Casserole 
Think of this casserole as comfort food at its best; it has hearty, hearty, hearty written all over it! Make it ahead for hectic weeknights. Then just toss a bag of salad greens with your favorite dressing, and supper's on the table!
What You'll Need:
  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 12 ounces container small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

What To Do:
Preheat oven to 350º.

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook ground chuck in a large skillet, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cover and cook over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Stir in beef broth, tomato paste and oregano; set aside.

Combine sour cream, cottage cheese, garlic and salt. Add noodles, tossing to coat. Spread half of noodle mixture in a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Top with half of meat mixture, half of mozzarella cheese, and half of Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers with remaining noodle and meat mixtures.

Cover; bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses, and bake, uncovered, an additional 10 minutes.

Stroganoff history:

Historically this date.......
1838 – Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States

1920 – Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.

1960 – Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)

..... short interesting.. but he never played pro or college ...

1961 – John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
** and just think, 15 years later minus 2 days his wife lies when testifying before house and senate panels re Benghazi. Geeze, you wonder if those two even have a remote idea of what the "truth" is!!! I think not. Whatever paddles their boat is what they go with.

2005 – Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.

And births this date include...
1923 – Anne Jeffreys, American actress

1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)

1941 – Scott Glenn, American actor

Later for dinner I cooked a sirloin steak in the air fryer and had some yams and green beans. Then it was chair, wine, and TV. Excitement abounds here! 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Brittle:

  1. “Brittle” , a flat hardened sugar candy, is thought to be one of the first candies ever made.
  2. Peanut brittle made with corn syrups & nuts began appearing in cookbooks around the 19th century.
  3. Because we find peanut brittle recipes most commonly in American cookbooks, it is generally recognized as an American recipe.
  4. The history of peanut brittle is tied to Tony Beaver, a lumberjack folk hero. In the story, Tony Beaver creates peanut brittle when he stops a flood using peanuts and molasses.
  5. According to the history of peanut brittle candy, brittle was probably the first candy ever made.