Mushroom Stroganoff #SundaySupper

This week at Sunday Supper is taking a look back at some very retro recipes. Some of us have decided to share the dish as we remember it while the rest of us have decided to give the dish a little make-over. I had to really stop and think about this one, wondering what I would consider a retro recipe? The first one that came to mind was a tuna noodle casserole but I had already done that before. I really wanted it to be a dish that I could remember eating as a kid, but one that I hadn’t already made before. My mom didn’t have too many recipes that she made when I was growing up, tending to alternate between only a few ones she was comfortable making. And I thought at first that I had shared them all. But then it hit me, stroganoff!

I am not sure how I forgot about this one because it was such a classic dish that she made. While her recipe was a basic one it had the depth of a much more complicated dish. She always served it classically over egg noodles. Even though I do love my mom’s recipe I decided to go a different route. Since we are going meat-free this month and since we love mushrooms I thought why not make a mushroom stroganoff.

And let me just say not only was this a fantastic choice but this meal is so simple to put together that it is going to a staple simple week day. I am excited to share this make over of a retro dish and don’t forget to check out the list of fabulous recipes from the rest of the Sunday Supper team.

Mushroom Stroganoff

2 tsp olive oil
1 onion , finely chopped
1 Tbsp paprika
2 garlic cloves , crushed
300g (10oz) mushrooms , chopped
150ml (2/3 c.) low-sodium vegetable stock
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce , or vegetarian alternative
3 Tbsp half-fat soured cream
small bunch parsley , roughly chopped
250g (1 c.) cooked rice
recipe adapted from BBC GoodFood

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Drunken Meatballs #SundaySupper

First I wanted to say that no, I haven’t all ready fallen off the wagon with my meat-free challenge, this dish was cooked and shot during the holidays. So far we have gone 2 weeks meat-free and while we have been craving some of our favourite meat dishes we have loved the meals I have come up with during this time and I am looking forward to sharing more of them with you.

Today Sunday Supper is celebrating it’s 1 year birthday. It has actually been 7 months since I was invited to join this amazing, supportive group of bloggers. It is amazing how close you can draw to people having never met them in person. In these 7 months I have enjoyed getting to know each and everyone of the Sunday Supper bloggers lives and more their amazing dishes. I have already enjoyed so many of their dishes at home and many more are on my must try list. To celebrate this occasion we have all decided to pick one of each others dishes that we have made over this past year and share it.

The second I saw Connie’s, from The Food Army Wife’s, Drunken Moose Meatballs I knew I had to try it. Sadly I don’t have any access to moose meat but these were still amazing with beef. Hands down these were the best meatballs I have made. We served them at our appetizer night during Christmas and everyone wanted the recipe. But they were also amazing served as a main course with mashed potatoes and green beans. Yes I made them twice in one week, but seriously these were good. Don’t forget to go and check out the other amazing recipes that Connie shares and enjoy the delicious flash back recipes that the Sunday Supper group is serving up today.

I love Sunday Supper and I am so excited to celebrate its 1 year birthday and look forward to seeing what another year will bring to this group. The thing to love about this group is the fact that everyone believes in the simple idea that we need to focus more on coming together and sitting down to a meal. I believe walking away from such a simple concept is one of the broken aspects of the western culture. It not only invites unhealthy eating and spending habits but it prevents us from connecting with each other. So turn off your phones, computers and pads and spend some quality time with people you love.

Drunken Meatballs

910g (2 lbs) ground beef
60mL (1/4 c .) Worcestershire Sauce
150g (1 1/4 c.) fresh breadcrumbs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp parsley
3 Tbsp butter
1 onion, finely diced
80mL (1/3 c.) bourbon whiskey
475mL (2 c.) Favourite bottled BBQ sauce

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