Before I talk about this week’s challenge, I need to follow-up on last weeks measuring cup challenge. It did not turn out as good as I had hoped. The Command strips holding the 2 largest cups actually fell off. The cabinet is a laminate material so I am not sure if that is the reason or the strips don’t hold the weight that they claim they do (1/2 pound) or those 2 strips happen to be duds. I will try again and see if they hold. If not I will have to figure something else out. In the meantime, I also need to figure out how to stop the clanking. hmmmm . . . more to come.
As far as this week’s challenge, I thought I would try another recipe. Here is the original pin of the Slow Cooker Melt in Your Mouth Cube Steak and Gravy. I don’t like mushrooms, but hubby does and I can pick them off, so I thought this would be a good one to try and easy too!
I made this yesterday. Got everything in the crock pot by 8:30am and set the timer for 8 hours. I really do love crock pot cooking and will probably do a lot of it during this year of challenges. 🙂 After adding the gravy mixes I let it cook for another half hour and while doing this I steamed some green beans (The original picture looked good so why not.) I also made a pasta side dish. Got them plated and totally forgot to take my photo before we started eating; it looked so good. Anyway, hubby stopped eating his and I was able to snap this. He had already finished off one of the pieces of meat.
I would say it was a success. Hubby kept making the “mmmmm” sound while he was eating it, which is always a good sign! 🙂 He also said he really liked it. I really liked it too! The meat was so tender and even though I do not eat mushroom, I think the flavor was wonderful. I used 2 packets of mushroom gravy mix and one packet of brown gravy mix. The gravy did not get as thick as I would have liked. So next time I will probably take most of the liquid out and thicken it on the stove with a little cornstarch before serving. But all in all a very good, VERY easy dish!
Thanks for reading!