Lazy Day Supper

Today was a lazy day for me. I spent the day planning my canning schedule. I plan to make homemade strawberry jam, peach jam, mixed berry jam, apple jelly, apple butter, applesauce and plenty more goodies. I have also already froze sweet potates, carrots, yellow squash, green beans, and creamed corn. I have also made some tomato sauce. Pickles are the next thing I have to put up for this winter.

So tonight I decide to make Beef Patties with Mushroom Gravy and Brown Sugared Carrots for supper today. Recipes follow.

Beef Patties with Mushroom Gravy :

1 and a 1/2 pounds groung sirloin or beef

2 1/2 teaspoons worchestershire sauce

2 tablespoons minced dry onions

2 teaspoons season all

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 can mushroons drained or 1 pound fresh mushrooms sliced

2 cups beef stock

3 tablespoons flour

Mix the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into the size of patties you like. Preheat a heavy bottomed skillet ( I use a cast iron skillet for this dish). Add a little oil about 2 teaspoons. I prefer Olive Oil but whatever kind you prefer is just fine. Add the patties and brown for 7 minutes on each side. Remove the patties from the pan and keep warm. Drain the grease from the pan. Add the broth and scrape the pan add the flour and stir to break up all lumps. Allow to thicken slighty, then add the patties back to the pan and add the mushrooms. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes or until heated through.

Serve over buttered noodles or rice. Or you can serve it with mashed potatos and a veggie.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots:

1 pound carrots washed ,peeled and cut into rounds

1/2 stick butter

2 tablespoons Brown Sugar

Place carrots into a pot with enough water to cover. Boil till tender about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain the carrots. Melt the butter in the same pan you cooked the carrots in. When the butter is melted add the Brown Sugar and mix well. Pour over the carrots and mix till blended.

These are two very simple recipes. Tim truly enjoyed supper tonight.

See Ya’ll