Friday, October 7, 2011

Oh sweet deliciousness

If your husband is anything like mine (gravy loving, meat eater) you might want to pay close attention.  I ran across this recipe on the crock pot girls facebook page and thought it looked easy and delicious.  And as usual I was right! HA 
This recipe took no time at all to put together.  In fact, it took me less time put everything together, run to the store because I didn't have onion soup mix and get home mix the soup in and "Set it and Forget it" than it did for my sister to pick up her kids from school!  Pretty impressive huh?

So here you have it
In your slow cooker combine
1 can GOLDEN mushroom soup
This stuff is money.  I have never used it or even noticed it at the store but I think it was the key! Yum
1/2 can water and 1/2 can white wine
1 packet onion soup mix

1 clove minced garlic

and 1 medium onion sliced into rings.  And because I like to keep things on the healthy side I went ahead 
and sauteed the onion in butter before adding it! 

Finally add the meat making sure it is fully covered with the liquid.  

The original recipe suggested cooking for 6-8 hours on low.  I started too late so I went ahead and did high for about 4ish hours.  I had thin steaks so they were fully cooked and very nice and tender.

Slow Cooker Beef Tips
Sirloin Tip Steaks (2-3 steaks)
1 can of GOLDEN mushroom soup
½ can of water (use can from soup)
½ can of white cooking wine (use can from soup)
1 packet of onion soup mix
1 clove minced garlic
1 medium onion cut into rings

In your slow cooker, combine soup, water, cooking wine, onion soup mix, and minced garlic. Wisk together to remove lumps, then add onions and steaks (we just put them into the liquid whole, and pull the meat apart once it is cooked… you can cut meat up before cooking if you choose). Make sure the steaks are fully covered in the mixture; you can add a little liquid if needed to cover the steaks.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

 I served this with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob because that is what I had left from my bountiful basket.  I think it was a lovely combination.

Unfortunately this ended up being REALLY salty.  I did not add any salt so my only conclusion would be that I used too much onion soup mix.  Despite the saltiness I got thumbs up from the fam so next time I make this I will try adding less soup mix and possibly a little more water/wine.

And on a completely separate note, who is super excited for the start of holiday tv specials?!??!?!? Oh yes we watched our first one this morning.  It was Spookly the Square Pumpkin.  It was cute.  Probably not something that we will be excited about next year but a good season opener.

We will give the award for Mediocre new comer to   

But really what can compare to these classics?
Outstanding trilogy goes to.....

And the award for Outstanding Comedy goes to

Outstanding newcomer goes to......

Oustanding classic goes to....

Outstanding music program goes to....
Best Villain in a Holiday classic goes to..... 

 And the Life time achievement award goes to........

Am I the only one who looks forward to this time of year?  Does anyone else LOVE holiday specials?

Does anyone else spend their Friday mornings thinking about holiday TV specials? 

Oh my dear goodness how on earth could I have forgotten the greatest gift of all?
This little gem here is a rare classic! Aired in 1984 it stole the hearts of many.  It is based on my all time favorite Christmas album, which I may or may not have just listened to a few minutes ago.  :)
We will give this Holiday Special the award of 

BEST SOUNDTRACK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. What about Mr. Heat Miser? What show was he on? I forgot, but I will find it.

  2. I happen to love Kenny and Dolly as well! "You make this a CHristmas to Remember", Man I can belt that soundtrack! Glad to hear someone else appreciates it as well:)

    Annie Leach

  3. I loved the newcomer "Prep & Landing". Too cute. I love watching "The Grinch and Rudolph". But my all time favorite is "Christmas Vacation"! Thanks for the slow cooker recipe. I think it's going on the menu this week.

  4. Just stopping by to let you know that I featured you on Savory Sunday! It's still open for adding any recipes you like! Merry (belated) Christmas!!!