Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese & Sausage

Tonight was a movie night for Sweetie-pi and me. We're addicted to a British who-dun-it series called "Midsomer Murders." Proper English manners, beautiful estates, sweeping English countryside, innuendos, murder, suspects galore, what more could we ask for. It's so tasteful and proper --can murder be proper?

Anyway, it's not a real movie night without some sort of tidbit, and since we didn't have a proper (there's that word again) lunch, I made something with a little more substance. I made Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Sausage. They work up pretty easily, and they look a little festive and fussy, which they are not (fussy that is).

I followed the recipe as written, with the exception of adding maybe 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs. I just eyeballed it and stirred, then tasted for texture and flavor until I thought it was enough. Then with my impeccably clean, damp fingers, I smoothed and patted the stuffing in and on the mushroom caps. (My fifth grade teacher, Miss Williams, always said that neatness counts. I've always remembered that, but I think in her case she was referring to my handwriting not stuffed mushrooms.)

I'm going to be honest here. I thought these were just okay. However, Sweetie-pi swears they're the best stuffed mushrooms he's ever put in his mouth and that they are party worthy! They are very rich, he says. He can only eat a few, he says. Oh? An accolade from a man who only likes iceberg lettuce? The day can't be more gratifying, I think.

Unless I figure out who-dun-it early on in the movie. Now I feel complete.


  1. They look delicious! Stuffed mushrooms make a great snack even if it's just a movie night, or a large party with friends and family. When my sisters come over for dinner they alway expect me to make stuffed mushrooms, and why not! they are so easy to make.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    - Brittany

  2. Sounds like a great evening - movies and snacks!

  3. Usually some sort of stuffed mushroom is on our holiday table or if we're feeling celebratory. It's good to break the mold and think outside the box and have them just because we can. No rules.

    Mushrooms Canada, good to meet you!

    Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving a note. You make it fun for me!

  4. I had a killer stuffed mushroom written recipe several years ago, and now it has disappeared. I'll have to try yours, Katy--they really look delish!


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