After spending his special day at MEPS, a fun-filled day of waking up at 4:30 a.m., stripping in front of lots of strangers, and getting poked, prodded and tested, he then got to drive the hour and a half trek home. Great way to spend a birthday, right? Since he was having such a lousy day, I decided to have a little surprise waiting for him when he got home. The ice cream cake was the first part. Part two was...
The Pin: Stuffed Mushrooms by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Difficulty: 4 (1 = Easy Peasy, 10 = Frickin' Hard)
I figured stuffed mushrooms would be a nice snack when my husband arrived home. Plus, he mentioned a few weeks ago that this was one of the recipes he'd like to try. So away we go!
|LOVE stuffed mushrooms!|
Saute, mix, stuff, etc. So I was way off. There was more than enough stuffing. I could have cut the stuffing ingredients in half and still have had a bit left over. I tasted the left over mixture, and I was somewhat... hesitant about the outcome of this recipe. I didn't love the flavor, but I was hoping Matt would.
The nice thing about this recipe is that you can prep everything, and stick them in the fridge which is exactly what I did. I prepped these bad boys in the morning and popped them in the oven when my husband was about 30 minutes away from home. I was pretty close. They were done about four minutes after he arrived.
|Someone ate our mushrooms! Oh wait, that was us.|
Me: "Remember those stuffed mushrooms? On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate them?
Matt: "Did you buy stuff for those today? I want those again. Make them for me."
For him, that's a rave review. And I agree, they were really good. When I tasted the mixture prior to baking, I wasn't thrilled. It tasted like warm cream cheese. Baking the mixture and including the mushrooms tamed the cream cheese and brought out the flavor of the sausage and onion. The cream cheese baked gave it a... well, a nice creamy texture. Yumm!
These also reheat well. We couldn't finish them, so we reheated them the next day in the toaster oven. They were just as tasty. Per my husband's request, this is definitely one I'd do again.
Final Rating: 8 (1 = Bad, 10 = Soooo Good!)