Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just Wednesday

Missed my post yesterday. I worked in Decatur, but it was a short and sweet (like me) depo. Then the girl who helped get me into court reporting came over to help me with a new computer program that I've been dying to get working. We started working on it at 12:30 and she went home at 6 o'clock. We couldn't get it working just right, but she was so determined and I'm so thankful she was. She finally got it to do what it was supposed to do. Today I'm a happy girl.

Even though we were working (well, technically I was just observing), I did manage to make supper last night. That's right. You did read that correctly. I cooked supper last night. And I must say, it was the easiest meal I've ever made. It was called Burgundy Beef Tips and it was all cooked in the crockpot. Wanna know how I made it? Okay. Here you go. It's a recipe I cut out of the paper several years ago. I organized my recipe book Sunday, so now I can find things. I've got some awesome recipes. Maybe I'll cook more often. . . Maybe not.


2 pounds beef tenderloin, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 (8 ounce) package sliced Portobello mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Stir all ingredients together in a lightly greased slow cooker. Cook on high for four hours. Stir occasionally if you can.

Next time, I might add a little more mushroom soup. I wanted more gravy, so I added a little water. Then the gravy seemed a little thin, so I had to add the water/flour thickening. I'd also probably add more mushrooms. We ate it over rice. This recipe is a keeper.

Suz and her family are at the beach, you know. She sent me this picture last night on my cell phone.
It's Eli with a hat-wig on. I thought it was so funny and wanted to share it with y'all. They're having a grand ol' time jumping waves and playing in the pool. As you can see from the picture, it looks like the T-shirt shops still have the same cheesy airbrush designs they've had since 1980. Oh, well, they're fun to get. Suz saves all of her kids' airbrush shirts. I think she should make a quilt top from them when they get older. That'd be great except that she doesn't sew.

Till tomorrow.


Joyce said...

Eli looks ready to rob the place! That is so funny! Expecting to see some fabulous photo's soon from you,right? Have a great day!

Joycee said...

The recipe sounds delicious and definately one I will make for the two of us. Cute picture!
joy c. at grannymountain

Theresa said...

Sounds like a delicious dinner, I will try it soon! The evening is so much easier when dinner is in the crockpot. Eli is just a doll:) I hope Suzanne and family will continue to have fun in the sun! Love you and have a superdeduper day!

Anonymous said...

Okay...and why didn't you call me and we could have had lunch? Yummy sounding supper, though!

doublegranny said...

Ibet your dinner was very goo,. Never ate anything you cooked that was not good,, love you all tell Bandit and Smokey I said hello. See them sooon.