This is a wonderful appetizer or even dinner at our house – Stuffed Mushrooms!
Um, the first ingredient is mushrooms. Then, cream cheese, cooked & crumbled sausage (or bacon, bacon works too, bacon always works), chopped onion (red), some parsley, and a few shakes of worcestershire sauce. Some fresh garlic and onion sauteed in a pan with butter would be a good addition too.
Take the stems out of the mushrooms and give them a wash under cold water and pat dry. Smoosh everything else together until evenly blended. I use a wooden spoon for this, especially if I just took the cream cheese out of the fridge. Jam/press a (table)spoonful of stuffing into each mushroom cap and place in baking pan. Bake at 350* for about 30 minutes. You can add a bit of parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top and broil for a minute to crust them up if you like. Or some of those fried onions that always get mixed into the Thanksgiving green bean casserole.
I like to get them out of the pan soon after taking them out of the oven because there’s so much mushroom juice in the pan and I don’t like particularly soggy mushrooms. So, set them out on a plate
Let them cool a bit, so you don’t burn your mouth! Top with some Sriracha or Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, or whatever sauce is the boss.
Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and posted anything. That doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been interesting things happening. Quite the contrary. There’s been lots of things happening, but I just have not taken the time to type it out.
So, let’s list out a few things that have happened since my last post:
- I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot and how I want it to look in the future
- Went to Dale Hollow Lake (Willow Grove Resort, Tennessee) for Memorial Day weekend – it was awesome
- Got my garden planted
- Got poison ivy REALLY bad!
- Went to Ouray, Colorado, rented a Jeep, did some 4-wheeling, saw the most beautiful views and scenery – all in 4 days, 7 hours, and 11 minutes!
- Learned about using table variables at work – @table – and found this awesome article that helped a lot!
- Have made several hundred changes to almost all of the fields in the UI (user interface) screens at work, resulting in a dramatic decrease in server load (I can’t take credit for the idea, but I did do the legwork to make it all work)
- Harvested first fruits of the garden
- Wrote more than a few SQL scripts to delete bad data and update with the good information (out with the bad, in with the good)
- Lots of rain in June (and July too actually), bad for the tomatoes, good for the grass
And so, now it is July 23!