Ahmnodt Heare for President

Ahmnodt Heare For America… Ahmnodt Heare For You.

Tracing my Roots

Like many people, I have interest in my ancestry.  I learned a lot from my mother’s side.  Her mother was born in Romania.  Her family ran a small farm in Baia Mare, near the borders with Ukraine and Hungary.  My grandmother used to tell stories of escaping Romania through Hungary before claiming asylum in Austria.  She worked in Vienna doing various jobs before saving money to come to the United States in 1949.

My father’s side of the family is a little more difficult to learn.  He doesn’t like to talk about his past.  I have never met his parents.  It turns out his father was a high school basketball coach near Hagerstown, MD during the 1970s.  He disappeared in 1975 and nobody has found any clue of his whereabouts to this day.  My father’s mother was killed in an automobile accident in 1981.

I did find some information about Heare.  There was a large family in Hampshire County, West Virginia.  There is a cemetery where many of the Heare ancestors are buried.   I am not sure if I am related to them, but I will go there soon and find out.  i am thinking of going on a week from Monday, after I bring my daughter back to her mother’s.

March 6, 2010 Posted by | Ahmnodt, commentary | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Strawberry Stroganoff

Ingredients

This is Grandma Oudda’s World Famous recipe.  It won a blue ribbon at the Baia Mare Fair in Baia Mare, Romania.  It was also featured in the popular Croatian magazine, Kuhanje pošta. Strawberry Stroganoff is a popular delicacy in rural farmlands in Eastern Europe.  Enjoy the recipe!

Strawberry Stroganoff

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 pound of hand-picked strawberries sliced into quarters
  • 1/3 cup chopped shallots (can substitute onions)
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry tarragon or 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 cup of sour cream at room temperature

Method

Fresh strawberries are ideal, but Strawberry Quik can be used in a worst-case scenerio.

Fresh strawberries are ideal, but Strawberry Quik can be used in a worst-case scenerio. Picture from McLauchlan’s of Boxted.

1 Melt 3 Tbsp of butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Increase the heat to high/med-high and add the strawberries. You want to cook the strawberries quickly, browning on each side, so the temp needs to be high enough to brown the strawberries, but not so high as to burn the butter. You may need to work in batches. While cooking thestrawberries, sprinkle with some salt and pepper. When both sides are browned, remove the strawberries to a bowl and set aside.

2 In the same pan, reduce the heat to medium and add the shallots. Cook the shallots for a minute or two, allowing them to soak up any strawberry juices. Remove the shallots to the same bowl as the strawberries and set aside.

From Elise.com’s Beef Stroganoff recipe.

From Elise.com’s Beef Stroganoff recipe.

3 In the same pan, melt another 3 Tbsp of butter. Increase heat to medium high and add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 4 minutes. While cooking, sprinkle the nutmeg and the tarragon on the mushrooms.

4 Reduce the heat to low and add the sour cream to the mushrooms. You may want to add a tablespoon or two of water to thin the sauce (or not). Mix in the sour cream thoroughly. Do not let it come to a simmer or boil or the sour cream will curdle. Stir in the strawberries and shallots. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately over egg noodles, fettucine, potatoes, or rice. (Potatoes, rice, and wheat-free pasta are wheat-free options.)

Serves 4.

If you like this recipe, you will love my Sausage Parfait , Limburger Cheesecake, and my Breakfast Pot Pie recipes.

January 6, 2009 Posted by | Ahmnodt, satire, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 19 Comments

   

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