Beef Stroganoff

Last week I decided to try a recipe for slow cooker beef stroganoff.  I love using the slow cooker/crock pot and am always looking for new recipes.  Unfortunately, this recipe called for mushrooms…

I don’t mind mushrooms on pizza or in other recipes.  For some reason though, I don’t like preparing mushrooms – really don’t like preparing mushrooms.  Some people get grossed out by raw chicken.  I get grossed out by mushroom gills.  The stroganoff recipe went something like this for me:

 Stare down the mushrooms.  Clean mushrooms with a wet cloth (while complaining to myself because the mushrooms were kinda dirty).  Prepare myself mentally to slice the mushrooms.  Noticed that these mushrooms had very prominent gills.  Felt a bit squeamish but decided to persevere.  Sliced two mushrooms, couldn’t take it anymore and decided to make the recipe without mushrooms.

The remainder of the recipe continued without incident. Smiley 

I substituted a little extra beef broth for the wine and added an extra tablespoon of cornstarch.  All in all, the recipe turned out pretty well. 

On another note, my husband and I had some pineapple with our dinner tonight.  The pineapple came with its own slicing directions!


How do you slice your pineapple?

Are there any foods you don’t like to prepare?



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