What you need:
3 lb. beef tips (stew beef)
1/4 c. oil (and 1 tbsp. on side)
1/2 c. beef stock (and 1 tbsp)
1/4 c. flour
2/3 c. onions, diced
1/8 c. parsley flakes
3/4 c. sliced mushrooms
1/2 c. cooking sherry Directions:
1. Brown beef in pan with oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add flour and stock, stir until combined and reduce heat to medium.
3. Saute onions and mushrooms in 1 tbsp. oil until tender. Add to beef mixture and stir.
4. Season mixture with parsley (salt and pepper, if desired) and sherry.
Now, I know there is a guessing game when we open our frigs or freezers and see something that has been in there a long time and we wonder if it is still good. Well, I found a great list of the shelf life for food in both refrigeration and freezer.
Salads (tuna, pasta, egg, ham, chicken): last 3 - 5 days in refrigerator....do not freeze
Hot dogs: lasts 1 week (if opened) or 2 weeks (unopened) in refrigerator.....lasts 1-2 months in freezer
Deli meat: lasts 3-5 days (opened or deli sliced) or 2 weeks (unopened) in refrigerator....lasts 1-2 months in freezer
Bacon: last 7 days in refrigerator....last 1 month in freezer
Sausage (any kind): lasts 1-2 day in refrigeration....last 1-2 months in freezer
Ground Meat: lasts 1-2 days in refrigeration....lasts 3-4 months in freezer
Steaks: lasts 3-5 days in refrigeration....lasts 6-12 months in freezer
Chops: lasts 3-5 days in refrigeration....lasts 4-6 months in freezer
Roasts: last 3-5 days in refrigeration...lasts 4- 12 months in freezer
Fresh Poultry (whole): lasts 1-2 days in refrigeration...lasts 1 year in freezer
Fresh Poultry (pieces): lasts 1-2 days in refrigeration....last 9 months in freezer
Soups & Stews: lasts 3-4 days in refrigeration...last 2-3 months in freezer
I cannot say it enough, how I so love getting free stuff sent right to me. Did you get any freebies? I got a new issue of The New Yorker and an adorable sample of Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves with a $2 off coupon!!!