Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wordfilled Wednesday--We Call It Goulash

Thanks for stopping in to my Wordfilled Wednesday post.
This is the day that I write what randomly is rumbling around in
my head!  

You'll never know what! It's most likely a surprise.  Everyday is different in my hectic, chaotic world!

So how about talking about Goulash?  Because the other night I made the best Goulash I have ever made.  At least that's we call it.

When I was thinking about this post I couldn't help but remember the Dick Van Dyke episode when Laura and Millie were sharing recipes. 

I don't really remember exactly but I think it was something like Millie gave Laura the recipe but forget a special or important ingredient. 
Poor Millie.  So I am wondering did my mother forget an ingredient when she told me how to make Goulash.  Because I tell you what.  I have been trying for years to make it as good as hers and it never is! 

Now it could be that like Millie she might have innocently left something out because . . .

My sweet little mother is 88.  She'll be 89 in September.  And since she doesn't cook much anymore she might have forgotten a few things.  Like exactly how she made Goulash back in the day. 

And speaking of exactly what is Goulash? 

Well for our family it is a kind of hamburger pasta type dish with whole tomatoes. 

The next time I make it I am definitely going to take step by step pics so I can share it.  And archive it so my sweet daughter knows exactly how to make it! 

So how do you make Goulash? 

So Goulash to me is just old fashioned Family comfort food. 
Speaking of family.  One of my favorites things is Christmas with my family! 
Actually I just love Christmas.  Do you? 
I am calling all lovers of Christmas to join me for Christmas in
July--Count Down To Christmas.  I started a linky too!
Go here to link your favorite Christmas post.  New or old. 
Link anything Christmas related.  A recipe (don't forget any ingredients), your Chirstmas Home Tour, or just your favorite pics! 
                                    Join me and link up! 
Today I am linking with Woman 2 Woman for Wordfilled Wednesday. Click Here.
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Pamela said...

I don't think I've ever made goulash. So do make that tutorial. I do love Christmas but my daughter is getting married the week before Christmas and that has all my attention this year. I'll pin your linky party to my linky board though and come back to read all the posts.

Oliva Ohlson said...

My mom used to make goulash and I'm sorry to say it, but I wasn't too happy when there was goulash for dinner. She made it with pasta & tomatoes, and I did not like tomatoes as a child; ironically I love them now. I'll have to simply just replicate her recipe! For some reason, your post made my mouth watered!

A Salty Life said...

Our Goulash is hamburger meat browned with onion and drained, can crushed tomatoes and water, pork n beans or baked beans, salt, pepper. It's pretty good. We ate it with bread.
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God bless,

JES said...

I have never made goulash before either so I would love to see your tutorial... And speaking of missing ingredients... It feels like many recipes have omitted ones because they never seem to turn out exactly like the person who first made it... But looking at your sweet mother, I would have to say it must be an oversight :) Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Please join us again this week (the new link up is up and running)!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

My mother made goulash growing up. Always enjoyed it, but I never think to make it. I have sisters that do. It really is a comfort food. Think I will make some come Fall. Thanks for sharing with SYC.