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Stuffed Mushrooms

Last night I made stuffed mushrooms. I've never had stuffed mushrooms, much less made them. But I had a wild hair up my ass to make some.

Having no clue how to make stuffed mushrooms, and only knowing I did not want them stuffed with meat, I went on a hunt through cyber space to find the perfect recipe.

I didn't quite find what I was looking for, so I did like I do with so many things I get a hair up my ass to make ~ I wing it and hope for the best.

These came out really yummy, so I thought I'd share my recipe.

Please keep in mind, when I wing it, I do not measure anything. It's all "eyeballed". I made about 12 stuffed mushrooms, and chopped, diced and added what looked like it would fill all 12.

white button mushrooms (or whatever kind you like)
yellow onion; chopped (or if you prefer green onions)
seasoned bread crumbs
grated Parmesan cheese
whatever spices you like
(I was going to add a clove of garlic, but I couldn't find where a kid put it, so I settled for some garlic powder)

Heat oven to 350°

Wash mushrooms and remove stems. Heat pan with butter/margarine, and spices on med-low. Chop onions and stems; add to pan, turn heat up to med. Cook onions and stems until soft and light brown. While they are cooking, add a little canola or olive oil to the bottom of a glass dish. Take the mushroom caps and rub the tops in the butter you have the onions and stems cooking in. This gives them flavor and they cook up nicer this way. Place caps in pan, topsides down. When onion mixture is done, add breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. You want the bread crumb mixture to be moist, so if it looks too dry, just add more butter.

Fill mushrooms to just a tad over flowing with the breadcrumb mixture and place in glass dish. (Be careful, the buttery mushrooms are slippery little suckers!) Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until tops are light brown and mushrooms are soft.

The last 2 minutes or so, I topped with a few strands of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Remove from glass dish and set on a serving platter to cool for a bit. (I think they taste better lightly cooled then hot out of the oven)

They make a yummy appetizer, or in my case last night, a delicious meal!


Yes, I do exist

I know. I've been a  horrible Blogger.


I just haven't had the desire to sit at the computer and ramble on about "everything and nothing at all".

(Name the song that line's from)

But I'm doing it now.

Sitting at the computer that is.

I'm not so sure how much rambling I'll do.

Next Thursday S graduates. I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. Like many Moms, I want her to go out in the world and be someone. To be a productive member of society.

But sometimes I worry she's not quite ready. (Although, if you ask her, she's more than ready.)

Then I have those days I can't wait for her to move out. Like the days she leaves a trail of crap all over the house. Or when she can't get it together in the morning to leave on time, making us all late. Or when she gets a bug up her ass, and just looking at her gets her panties all in a wad.

And as much as I want her to get her own place, I know I'll miss her when she's moved out.
I'll miss her dancing into the room instead of walking in. Or when she makes up songs from a sentence someone just said. I'll miss it when she gets in that rare mood and wants to sit next to me with her head on my shoulder watching Real Housewives of New Jersey. Or giving her sisters impromptu dance lessons.

I've never loved someone so much, who drives me so crazy!

Except maybe her dad.


It's snot the answer I was expecting

Me to R: You get that big ol' bugger nugget?

R: Actually, no. I didn't.


A list

Man, it feels like forever since I've taken the time to write about, well, anything! It's not that I'm this super busy, full time working mom of three. It's more like I work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week at a computer and when I get home, I really have no desire to spend another hour or two at my laptop.

I've been diligent about taking a photo every day, but when it comes to uploading it, I peter out. I think about a little tid-bit to wrote about, then get lazy and feel it's easier to sit and read a book. It simply takes too much energy.

I'm going to have to change my attitude about that.

For now, I will give you a quick list of April's highlights.

1. R danced in her first high school performance. Ever. It was so awesome to see her in action.

2. S danced in her last high school performance. Ever. It was a bitter sweet event.

3. I finally bit the bullet and took D and myself to the optometrist for an eye exam and glasses. We can now see!!

4. R tried out again for cheer and made it on Varsity.  Yeah! (She went from being on the Freshman squad and straight to Varsity) Boo! (Varsity cost more).

5. D is finally getting used to her new school and has made a few friends. (Although she insists most of the students aren't very bright).

6. For the past year, there has been talk of her old middle school closing. We found out it's really going to happen after this year is out.

7. The month, S graduates high school.  Aaakkkkk!!!

8. Despite grumbling about all the times I had to stay up late to pick S up from dance rehersal or cheer practice, I'm going to miss watching her perform.

9. My "fancy" camera isn't working and needs repair. I've missed it more than ever now that I can't use it!

10. Thank goodness for the iPhone camera. It's no DSLR, but I can still get a decent shot with it.

11. Today is the final day of the April/May home show. I'm not looking forward to it....