Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Goulash, my way

Hey everyone. Hope everyone has been well. I have been around visiting you, but haven't left many comments. Things are going okay here, but not perfect. Who am I kidding? When were they ever perfect? Drama Queen is being punished, by us and by those she wronged. Hopefully this will be a valuable lesson for her. Thanks to everyone who sent emails with their care and concern; it did really help me.


I'm still working on the pantry challenge. I did fall off the wagon two weeks ago when all hell broke loose here. When I'm stressed, I do two things: eat and shop. I had to get out of the house after the incident and I shopped for some craft items and then I was lured into the big, bad grocery store. I broke down and bought the bologna I had been craving, and some other lunch meat and some fancy cheese. Well, not fancy, but more expensive than I usually buy and need to shred it myself. This is how I wallow.
I pulled some ground beef out of the freezer and grabbed a jar of spaghetti sauce, some onion, garlic, smoked paprika and a southwest blend of spices and stirred it all up in a pan. I boiled some noodles-two kinds since I had about a palm full of both types but not enough of one to make the whole dish. Just part of the challenge.
Dude said it tasted like Hamburger Helper. Guess he wasn't impressed. Considering I have been sick again and rolled off the couch at 6 and had this on the table at 7, he shouldn't complain!
Here is one of the treasures that came with the Christmas gifts my Mom got me from the lady that passed away in her complex. In the Spritz maker box were a lot of recipes and receipts. One of my favorites were these four inserts from Spry shortening cans.
I used some of my scrapbooking tools and paper to mount the circles on complimentary colored card stock.

I picked this floating frame up at Michael's with a discount coupon and sandwiched the lids between the plastic sheets. I need to find my level so I can get it hung up in the kitchen.

15 comments:

Emily said...

That's right he shouldn't complain! Sounds great to me.

Lea Ann said...

We'd make great wallow buddies. Goulash looks wonderful.

Dawn said...

yeah there are a lot of ways of making goulash. what a funky name though, isn't it? well, I'll take yours.

Hungry Dog said...

Looks good to me! Welcome back, glad to know things are on the mend in your world...

A Year on the Grill said...

Glad things are improving... My kids are 22 and 25. I have had my share of being in your shoes.

At some point, the phrase, "we wear the chains we forge in life" has to be explained and allowed to happen. Their base, their true character does rise to teh surface... eventually.

And I am in love with these old ads, hope to see you back regularly

Mary said...

I just stopped by to say hello and stayed much longer than I planned. It sounds like you are making some headway with your pantry challenge. I hope your other and more serious problem becomes easier as well. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Debbie said...

Glad to see you are back! I just love the old can labels. So nostalgic! I'm still trying to use up things in my pantry but it's not going too well. I keep seeing recipes of things I want to make and then go out and buy the ingredients.....oh!!!!!!

Bob said...

Glad you're back, hope everything works out.

Looks good to me! Heh, I'm probably going to be strung up by my fellow foodies for this, but I like Hamburger Helper. Can't help it, it brings back great memories from my childhood.

buffalodick said...

That's the Midwest version of goulash, alright! One ingredient that you find in Hungarian style you may want to add...caraway seeds.

Leslie said...

ohh I love the frame!!!!

noble pig said...

Those are cool.

Pam said...

The ghoulash looks and sounds delicious to me. I also think the Spry lids look great too.

Monica H said...

I'm glad you're back and doing a little better.

And what a cute project. I like that you framed them in between two panels of glass.

I'm still here if you need me. hugs.

Gustavo said...

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Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

So sorry to hear you're stressed. Hopefully things get easier for you soon. And for what it's worth - this looks pretty darned tasty!