Lately I have found myself in sort of a kitchen rut. I make the same couple of meals in rotation simply because they are easy and I know that I like them. Usually when I find myself in this situation I crack open a cookbook and try out a new recipe. For some reason, this time was different. I didn’t even have the motivation to do a quick Google search for a new recipe. Instead, I went straight to my cupboards and began taking inventory.
I began by pulling some steak out of my freezer and running it under cold water to help it thaw faster. After rummaging through my cupboards and refrigerator I somehow pulled together ingredients to make beef stroganoff. It was actually kind of surprising because I never seem to have sour cream on hand. I tend to go through it way too fast.
I’ve made beef stroganoff before but it had been a long time and I had always used the recipe my grandma gave to me, following it to a tee. Feeling a bit lazy, I left all forms of directions put away and just set to work corralling ingredients.