Saturday, July 19, 2008

Yesterday Around the Willis House

Scruffy, our 22 pound cat spends the majority of his days with David. He loves sleeping in David's recliner while David watches TV. I walked by at one point yesterday and saw Scruffy with thr remote to the TV. It was so funny I had to snap a picture. He looked right at me as if to say, "Don't bother me, I am surfing the channels!"

I made goulash last night. I first made this in the very early 1970's. It's one of those comfoort foods that just go through the years with you. It is a favorite of David's nd I found stew meat in the freezer yesterday mornign, so I decided to make it for him. The recipe is below.

¼ cup vegtable oil
2 pounds beef chuck or round, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup sliced onion
1 small garlic clove, minced
¼ cup catsup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
½ teaspoon dry mustard
Dash cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons flour
¼ cup water
3 cups cooked noodles
Add oil to large skillet. Add beef, onion and garlic; cook and stir until meat is brown and onion is tender. Stir in catsup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, paprika, mustard, cayenne and 1 ½ cups water. Cover; simmer 2 to 2 ½ hours.

Blend flour and ¼ cup water; stir gradually into meat mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve over noodles.


Jen said...

The picture of Scruffy surfing the channels is just too precious! How funny is that? He sure looks like he was having a good day!

Erin said...

Scruffy is quite the character. I am going to add the goulash recipe to my must try list. It sounds and looks yummy.

African Kelli said...

Hee hee! That photo of the kitty cracks me up.

theresa said...

im cry he is soooooo funny. what a cat.