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Beef Stroganoff with Whole Wheat Egg Noodles

This is what we ate for dinner tonight and it’s so good, I just had to share a photo and point you over to Elise’s wonderful Beef Stroganoff recipe at Simply Recipes. I’ve also been meaning to tell you how much my husband and I have been enjoying whole wheat egg noodles, and this is the perfect excuse to do so!

So far, the only brand I’ve tried is Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, but they are so good I haven’t wanted to try any other kind.  While this Beef Stroganoff recipe is far from healthy, at least we’re getting some extra fiber and protein from the egg noodles (twisted logic, I know). Each serving of the pasta contains 6 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein.  Not bad, huh?

Of course there are probably healthier ways to enjoy whole wheat egg noodles, but lately I just can’t stop craving comfort foods!  If you’re in the same boat, you can at least make small changes (like using whole grain pasta) to increase the nutritional value of these not-so-healthy meals.  I think I’ll use these whole wheat egg noodles the next time I make Tuna Noodle Casserole, too!  They really are good.

Now back to the Beef Stroganoff.  I followed Elise’s recipe to a T and it is absolutely delicious!  The fresh tarragon and fresh-grated nutmeg sets this Stroganoff apart from anything I’ve had before.  And I suggest using a nice cut of beef just like she suggests.  I found some tenderloin in the freezer (how on earth did I forget about that?) and it turned this into a special occasion-worthy dish.  What’s the special occasion?  Well, is it wrong to still be celebrating my birthday?

I’m kidding, I grudgingly gave up the birthday celebrating early Monday morning when Justin woke me up asking if I could help him get out the door on time by making him some coffee.  Oh well, the party can’t last forever!

But tonight, with this meal, it kind of feels like a party all over again.  I hope you get a chance to try the Stroganoff at least once this season, it’s the perfect thing to warm you up on these cool winter nights!

Get it here:  Beef Stroganoff Recipe at Simply Recipes.

I’ll be back with my own recipes soon.  Expect many more fattening recipes throughout December!