Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How 'Bout Them Mushrooms

I don't HAVE to cook very often, because I'm blessed to have a fantastic chef for a husband.  :)
But I like to learn to cook my own things, because The Todd does not like shrimps, cheese, mushrooms, and eggs, and thus he does not cook these things.

So a couple of day s ago, I kind of went mushroom-crazy.  :-|
My dish is loosely based on this Cooking Light recipe:  Bucatini with Mushrooms.  However, I don't use the dried porcini mushrooms or the bucatini noodles, so I sort of do my own thing with this, LOL.  I also didn't have heavy whipping cream, so I just used half and half.  And I hate sage, so no sage either.  I told you this recipe was heavily adapted, ha ha.

So here are some in-process photos.

Upper-left:  them are my mushrooms!  I bought standard button mushrooms, some cremini mushrooms, and some big shiitake mushrooms. 
Upper-right:  I sliced all my mushrooms and sauteed them in my pan with the shallots, garlic, and a little pat of butter.
Lower-left:  the mushrooms shrink down some as they get cooked.  I cooked them for 5-6 minutes.
Lower-right:  My finished mushroom pasta dish, with some parmesan cheese and fresh-cracked black pepper on top.

It was super-delicious!  But I overdid the mushrooms a little bit.  Note to self:  buy a little less mushrooms next time.  I made this Monday night and I got a couple of leftover portions that I got to enjoy for lunch yesterday and today!  I'm a big proponent of cooking enough for leftovers for lunch the next day.  It is healthier and more economical than getting a takeout Taco Bell lunch at work.  Not that I don't love Taco Bell, but that's just something that I can't eat everyday and expect to keep my figure, ha ha.  So Taco Bell occasionally, home-cooked leftover lunch most of the time.  :)


  1. Looks delicous, Christine, even without the sage.

  2. Now that's some serious mushrooms! It looks wonderful!

    I guess Todd wouldn't be interested in a two egg omelette with shrimp, cheese and mushrooms, huh? :D

    I won't share what my sister calls Taco Bell. Let's just say, it doesn't agree with her and she feels like -something that rhymes with bell- after she eats their food.

    You know, with your recipe changes, it's almost like a ListGirl original. I think I'd rename it and call my own if I were you...because really, who like sage with their mushrooms? ;)

    Have a nice Thursday.

  3. Yum Yum Yum. I love mushrooms and your dish looks amazing. I'm going to have to try this one.


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