Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall and comfort food go hand in hand

Autumn is in the air even though these last few days out here in the upper midwest it has been downright hot! I am looking forward to some cool fall days to show up here soon. :)

There are many things that I associate with fall and one of them is comfort food. I think of sitting down at our table with our family gathered around a nice hot, comforting meal. That is why I decided to make Baked Steak with homemade noodles. Now, is that comfort food or what? ;)

Baked Steak
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
6 beef cube steaks
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 10-3/4 ounce cans of fat free cream of mushroom soup
8 ounce can of mushrooms
2-1/2 cups water
Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl--I like to use a glass pie plate. Sprinkle just a bit of salt and pepper on the cube steaks. Now, dredge the meat in the flour mixture. Heat your pan and then add your canola oil. I always heat my pans without the oil so that it doesn't smoke. Anyway, add your meat and brown on both sides. Lightly great a 9x13 baking dish and arrange meat. Combine soup, mushrooms and water in a bowl. Pour soup mixture over the meat and cover tightly with tinfoil. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for additional 15 minutes.

Serve with mashed potatoes or like I did with noodles and of course some broccoli! ;)

There you have it....comfort food at it's best!

Baked Steak
that's what's for supper in
Farmchick's kitchen!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments too. Check back soon as I have more pictures and recipes to share. :)


cindy said...

Thanks for the recipe. I think I am going to try this tonight for dinner.

There is somthing about fall that makes a person crave comfort food. Wonder what it is?


DogsMom said...

Yum. Even though it is not past the breakfast hour you have my mouth watering for suppertime.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Looks so yummy!!!! I am loving the cooler weather, how about you? Harvest has been full steam ahead here and it looks like nice weather for a few more days!

Farmchick said...

This looks excellent and something that my kids would enjoy. I am loving our fall weather, but it will be back into the 80's for a few days here.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Looks so yummy, I could go for some of those homemade noodles!
I will have to try the steak!
Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

That sure does look yummy. I love homemade noodles. My grandma used to make big batches of them and bring me some.
Our weather has a nip in the am but has been climbing into the high 70s during the day.
I wish these temps would last now for a long time.
Have a great day.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I do this with round steak and my hubby loves it.
Sounds like something we will eat real soon.....

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I love~love~love your new look! SO very cute!!
I am going to try this. I too~made a hearty Fall supper tonight.
Hope you are having a great evening!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Love that kind of meal....Yummm....Especially those noodles!

Sandra said...

We still have a LOT of cube steak left from our cow and I was just looking yesterday for another way to cook it. This looks and sounds great! I'm putting this on my menu for next week.

Beth E. said...

I make a similar steak recipe. We love it in our family! Your homemade noodles look delicious. That's something I've never attempted to make!

Thanks so much for praying for my brother. He has surgery tomorrow. I just wrote a post about it on my blog.


Kay said...

I've been making more comfort foods too during harvest. Falling leaves and the sound of the combine, says "Soup" to me. :o)

Twisted Fencepost said...

My Captain will love this.
Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

Lydia said...

Dorogaya Tanechka,

Ochen' priyatno poznokomitsya! My Mom was a was a war bride. She was a displaced person from Byelo-Russe. My Dad's dad was from Tula, outside Moscow. My Dad's MOm's family was from Galitsia, which is now Austria-Hungary.

I took professionals around the world for continuing educ. credits, and my specialty was the former USSR, so have traveled extensively there. I would go to this bookstore in Moscow, and the women there always said that I looked Ukrainian. That's from my grandmother's family. Dark hair , freckles...:)

What part of the country are you located in to have moose come around the back of your barn?


Lydia said...

PS- I am teaching a Russian cooking demonstration at the local community college in NOv.. (I also teach Russian there). Have you taught any cooking demonstrations? If so, got any pointers? haha

vivian said...

Comfort food.... baked mac and cheese.. pot roast... turkey... shipwreck casserole... (bet youre wondering what that is! maybe I'll make it and post it this week sometime!) I'm getting hungry here.. you do have a way of inspiring hunger here dont you!?
I hope it cools off for you there soon. Its been pretty chilly here this past week, but this weekend is supposed to be beautiful!
Happy Saturday to you little farmchick!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

AMEN to your title. I couldn't agree more! Love baked steak here too.
Your header is so cute...your blog always looks great. Hope all is well with you and yours...and by the way...I absolutely L-O-V-E the sunflowers....gorgeous pics.

Paula said...

Oh my... that sounds delicious!! This one sounds like a keeper, Miss Farmchicky!

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

I make a similar dish, only I used round steak, sear it, onions and mushrooms (also browned in the pan I cooked the steaks in) put it in a crockpot with cream of mush soup, some milk and fresh thyme. set it on low all day and come back about 8 hours later. serve it over mashed potatoes and you don't even need a knife.

I love it because I can do it first thing in the morning, go ride all day and come back to supper almost being read