I took a double take, but that cloud in the lower right totally looks like a mushroom. It could have played a flying saucer in a movie. So what’s a good blogger do? She pulls her car over and snaps a photo to prove that yes, she really did see a flying mushroom cloud. When I knew I’d post this photo as my Wordless Wednesday this week, it inspired me to prepare another mushroom, the stuffed variety, for dinner tonight. Two-thumbs up from my hubby and I. Sometimes, fungus is oh, so good.
1 large pkg. of whole mushrooms (I used a Pampered Chef mini-muffin tin, yields 24, but I have enough stuffing & mushrooms to make @ 8-10 more tomorrow).
1 pkg. (1 lb. pork sausage). I had regular, but you can also use spicy. If you prefer vegetarian leave out the sausage and use more mushroom stems/bread crumbs.
1 pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese (use @ a third of pkg.).
1 pkg. shredded cheddar cheese (use @ a third of pkg.).
1 piece of bread, let it sit out while preparing. I used the heel of whole wheat bread.
1 clove garlic (crushed).
1/2 small onion/chopped.
Tabasco sauce .
Saute & crumble sausage, onions, garlic in skillet on medium heat until sausage isn’t pink, nearly done. While that cooks, remove stems from mushrooms, place caps upside down in pan sprayed with cooking spray. Reserve @ a third of the stems if using sausage, if not, use most of the stems, chop finely. Have shredded cheese in another small mixing bowl. Add mushroom stems & crumbled bread slice. Add warm sausage mixture, stir until cheese is mostly melted. Add 4/5 good shakes of the worchestire sauce and as many as you can handle of the tabasco sauce. If mixture seems too stiff, add more sauce.
Stuff each mushroom cap. I add a sprinkle of cheese to each cap to seal. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with a favorite salad. Presto, dinner. And in my case, lunch the next day.
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