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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff is another crock pot family favorite meal. The history of beef stroganoff can be traced back to the 18th century in Russia. Beef Stroganoff did not come to America until the 1930’s. It became popular in America at elegant dinner parties to serve Beef Stroganoff in the 1940’s. Today, it is still popular in restaurants and homes all over America and Russia. I love Beef Stroganoff but did not realize its origin until adopting our two children. While in Russia, I found out about the history of Beef Stroganoff. Since Russia is a part of my children’s history, I try to serve it every couple of months. When I serve it, you can hear a pin drop on the table because of the silence. I noticed this past time how quiet everyone was. They were all truly enjoying their Stroganoff. This crock pot version really makes the meat so tender you can tear it apart with a fork. If you enjoy Beef Stroganoff, you will love this Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff.
We have had a lot of difficult times with our adopted children. They were adopted at ages 4 and 7 1/2 years old. They both have RAD, Reactive Attachment Disorder which was caused by not having anyone take care of their needs when they were young. They both test us constantly to see if we really love them. I have had several people ask me if I would have adopted them knowing what I know today and going through some very difficult times.
God did not reveal to us their history for the simple reason that we might not have chosen to adopt them. He did not want us to miss out on seeing the perfect picture of what adoption is all about. It is about forgiveness and loving someone when they do not deserve it. God adopted me when I did not deserve Him. Without experiencing all the difficult times with my adoptive children, I might not have truly realized just how much God loves me. God also gave our children the opportunity to live in a home where they could learn about Him. If God is stirring in your heart to adopt, go for it. Pray and Trust God! No matter what happens, He will somehow bless your life because you made the choice to follow what God placed in your heart to do. If he does not place in your heart to adopt, we are all called to support orphans and widows somehow.
One way to support adoption is through SHOW HOPE. They give money to families who want to adopt but might not have the financial resources to do so.
James 1:27 (NIV) “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
Recipe for Beef Stroganoff – adapted from Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee Cookbook.