Sep 30, 2014

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash - Mylar Meal / ReadyJar Meal - The Senseless Housewife
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Hungarian Goulash
Mylar Meal / ReadyJar Meal
by: The Senseless Housewife
Yield: 4 servings

1/2 cup dehydrated onions, chopped (1 cup if FD)
1/4 cup dehydrated green bell pepper
2 1/2 cup freeze-dried Thrive roast beef slices
3 Tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp tomato powder
2 Tbsp beef bouillon

Mylar Meal: Add all to a quart size mylar bag (5 mil thick) with a 100 cc oxygen absorber. Seal closed with an iron, Label with meal name, date and amount of water needed. Store in a cool, dry, rodent-resistant container.

Ready Jar Meal: Add all to a quart size canning jar with a 100 cc oxygen absorber. Screw on lid and ring. The jar will self-seal on its own. Label with meal name, date and amount of water needed. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.


To Eat:

3 cups water

Combine all ingredients in pot with 3 cups water and soak for ten minutes. Bring to a boil, stir well, cover and continue cooking with the lid on for one minute. Simmer until tender or remove pot from heat and put in Insulated Thermal Cooker (or transfer to a wide mouth thermos) to save energy/fuel. 


Serve over instant mashed potatoes, instant rice or cooked noodles

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Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash -Freezer 2 Crockpot - The Senseless Housewife
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Hungarian Goulash
Freezer 2 Crockpot
by: The Senseless Housewife
Yield: 4 servings

3 Tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds stew meat or roast, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 seeded, chopped green bell pepper
1 cup white onions, sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp tomato paste or ketchup
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup red wine

In a medium bowl, combine paprika, salt and pepper. Coat beef cubes in spice mixture.

Add meat and remaining ingredients to a ziplock bag. Label and Freeze.

To Eat:
Thaw, pour into crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.

* To prepare without thawing first freeze the meal without adding broth and wine. Write on the label to add those in liquid form to the crockpot the day of cooking.


Serve over dumplings, cooked noodles, mashed potatoes, or cooked rice.

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Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash  Main Dishes - Beef - The Senseless Housewife
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Hungarian Goulash
Main Dishes - Beef
by: The Senseless Housewife
Yield: 4 servings

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup white onions, sliced
1/2 seeded, chopped green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
1 Tbsp tomato paste or ketchup
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 cup red wine


Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic and bell pepper in oil for about 2 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine paprika, salt and pepper. Coat beef cubes in spice mixture, and add to onions. Cook until brown on all sides. Pour in tomato paste, broth and wine. Combine well and cover.

Transfer dutch oven to oven and bake at 325 for 2 hours or until meat is tender.

Serve over dumplings, cooked noodles, mashed potatoes, or cooked rice.

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May 15, 2014

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash -Pressure Canning - The Senseless Housewife
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Hungarian Goulash
Canning - Pressure Canning
by: The Senseless Housewife
Yield: 7 pints


6 Tbsp olive oil
4 cups white onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 seeded, chopped green bell pepper
6 Tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
6 pounds lean beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
4 Tbsp tomato paste
2 cup beef broth
1 cup red wine

* Sterilize pint canning jars and keep warm until ready to fill, preheat your pressure canner.


Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic and bell pepper in oil for about 2 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine paprika, salt and pepper. Coat beef cubes in spice mixture,and add to skillet. Cook until brown on all sides. Ladle meat and veggies evenly between the jars.

Combine tomato paste, broth and wine in a saucepan. Heat through and pour evenly over meat in jars. Use additional boiling beef broth or water if needed to fill jars to 1 inch headspace.

Remove air bubbles, adjust headspace if needed, wipe jar rims, place hot lids and rings to each jar. Place jars on the rack in the preheated pressure canner. 

Process at 10 lbs of pressure (11 lbs for dial gauge canner. Adjust pressure for your altitude) 
75 min for pints
90 min for quarts

How to use a Pressure Canner

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Apr 25, 2014

Rebounding and LE

Rebounding and LE - The Senseless Housewife
image credit: needakrebounders.com

Rebounding (mini-trampoline) causes core muscles and large muscle groups to contract, resulting in the rhythmic compression of the veins and arteries, which more effectively moves fluids, both blood and lymphatic, through the body and back to the heart, lowering peripheral blood pressure and lightening the heart's load

Rebounding benefits lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system

The up and down motion effectively opens and closes the millions of one-way valves found within our Lymphatic Systems. Yes, other exercise forms of exercise result in lymph circulation, but because of rebounding's vertical motion, it seems to do this particularly well. Most of our valves are positioned vertically, hence vertical motion is favorable simply due to our anatomy. For example, interstitial fluid from the lower extremity is moved upward where it is filtered and finally drained back into the blood in a particular location, up at the clavicle level. ("Thoracic Duct" of the Lymphatic System, our internal vacuum cleaner.)

Random Quote: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. - Rumi

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