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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mushrooms, Champagne and Me





Sometimes it is all about ME! On a late summer Friday evening my spouse was at a day long golf outing and we would not be sharing our usual relaxing Friday night at home, usually accompanied by appetizers and wine while we caught up on the week, or talked about the weekend. Missing my spouse was one thing but I was not about to miss my "relax" time. I had thought about calling friends for dinner, or stopping by a nearby favorite restaurant, but knew that there were two items that I could enjoy right at home all by myself.

I have posted the sauteed mushrooms inspired by the recipe in "French Women Don't get Fat" previously but as with most dishes there is a variation.

Tonight's fare: Sauteed Mushrooms on Crusty Bread. I sauteed shallots and a diced glove of garlic in a small amount of butter and evoo and then added the diced mushrooms and some chopped fresh thyme. When the mushrooms were soft I added fresh ground pepper, tossed a in a bit of sherry and let it reduce. In the meantime I brushed the slices of baguette with evooo and toasted under the broiler.

Taking the mushroom mixture, toasts and Veuve Cliquot to the deck, I sat back enjoying the summer evening and reminding myself just how very fortunate and blessed "ME" is!

Spouse did get home in time to have a glass of the bubbly.

Enjoy,
Jo