With being back from vacation, and in preparation for the Holidays, I’ve been trying to make an effort to put healthier meals on our menu. But, with the coldness really setting in here in the Mid-Atlantic, I can’t help but crave comfort foods. Last week I really wasn’t feeling what I had on the menu that night, so I rummaged through the freezer to see what I could come up with. There were 2 lonely filets that I’d bought on sale, not enough to make a meal out of on their own – but certainly plenty when mixed in with some veggies thrown over some rice or pasta.

I’ve always thought it was kind of wasteful to use a cut of beef like filet, to use for something that’s cut apart and simmered – like stroganoff. When I’ve made it in the past, I’ve used top sirloin. Much more economical, and just as good. It’s a great weeknight meal too – you’re eating in about 30 minutes. Which, is great with the time change. It gets dark so early, I feel like we should be eating at 4 PM!