Stuffed Mushrooms with Parmesan and Garlic
As many of you must know because I
whine talk about it all the time, I’m FINALLY anticipating a move soon. Right smack dab in the middle of the biggest holiday of the year. The one I love the most too. I love the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season and worry that this year they might completely escape me. Not having a tree? Can not happen. I will have a tree up in that new house even if I don’t move in until the day AFTER Christmas I tell ya! We’re getting down to the wire; walk-though is scheduled for tomorrow, on my birthday (Happy Birthday to me; here’s a new house!) so my realtor and I did our own advanced one last week.
Glad too because while much of what we saw is easily fixed with some touch-up; there is an issue with the hardwood flooring (which covers 75% of the floors!) so fingers crossed we can still make the 17th. Toes crossed too for that matter! There are simply no words to describe how much I need this move to happen and get back to my life. I could write a book on this experience but I think I’ll work more on just erasing it from my memory bank.
Goodbye year with two moves, things I love in storage, daughter’s cancer and living with a man who is quite intolerable…unless you like being in the presence of total self absorption! Hello to peace and quiet, a good stove, a beautiful view, using a dishwasher again and my own damn remote! 🙂
That being said…anything I make and take to holiday festivities this year will be simple. I have no time or equipment for managing much else; even the mixer I had been using is gone now that my daughter Emily is officially in North Carolina. I still can’t believe that…really folks? You need her to move RIGHT before Christmas? Yes, there has been some sobbing over here. I’m even thinking I will just pretend I was in a coma and hold a full fledged holiday celebration sometime in January. I read that January 17th is Ditch New Years Resolutions Day – so yes, I’ll invite all my girlfriends over for that; seems anything with the word New Years would require a tree, right? And certainly some appetizers and vino!
These mushrooms and a gorgeous bottle of Masi Campofiorin wine made their appearance with me at a party last week and I was reminded that simple is not always just fast and easy but can be just as delicious as something I might slave over (remember that for down the road Barbara!). While I do love making cocktails and sharing them here; I most often drink wine during the winter.
This red was simply perfect with this mushroom dish. The dish was heated upon arrival at my host home and it was the perfect appetizer for a chilly winter evening. So perfect I could have eaten the entire tray all by myself; so easy to make and so scrumptious that they were quickly devoured and my friends were looking for seconds!
Bringing something with you to a holiday gathering to share with friends? These were easy, earthy and delicious and disappeared quickly…always a good sign that they were enjoyed!
A Perfect Pair – Stuffed Mushrooms and Masi Campofiorin Wine
- 16 medium mushrooms
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ pepper
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Olive Oil for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400F°
- Wipe mushrooms clean and remove and reserve mushroom stems.
- Arrange mushrooms hollow side up in baking dish
- Chop the stem pieces and set aside
- Chop the garlic and parsley and set aside
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs with stems, garlic, salt and pepper
- Stir the mixture well and add a little olive oil.
- Mound the filling onto the mushrooms; bake for 15 minutes.
- Cool slightly then place in a serving dish. Garnish with parsley and drizzle each mushroom with olive oil.
Oooh a really great pairing! We would love these stuffed mushrooms, something I just never make but love to eat. And the wine sounds beautiful! I am so loving your holiday appetizer recipes, Barb. And keeping fingers tightly crossed that you move in before Christmas! xo
Very soon you will be cooking and baking up a storm in your beautiful new home with a cocktail in hand! Stuffed mushrooms are the perfect Christmas appetizer!
Looks like not til after Christmas though;;yes I am bummed but I also have an ‘oh well’ attitude. What can you do? I’ll have to have a belated holiday, that’s all! 🙂
Oh Barbara, these look amazing! I could make a meal out of these…
I think I did. 🙂 Thanks Sommer.
I’m so excited about your move to your new home! Nobody deserves this more than you. All the crap you’ve had to endure this year – it’s all coming good!
Your mushrooms look amazing!
Thank you Maureen; it has been quite beyond the pale. Now to get out of this place I hate and where I’m quite obviously not wanted; he is SO not used to an independent women who doesn’t feel our job is to constantly serve a man. Not kidding. They will miss my cooking; mark my words! 🙂
Barb, you are inching closer to this finish line which is really a starting line for a new phase of your life. SO happy and excited for you! I hope the inspection goes well and that you enjoy your birthday tomorrow!
Thanks Holly…it was fine; the timing is not looking good which makes me sad but it was still a very good day. SOON; I keep saying that word over and over and over. 🙂
Well. Congrats. I know you need some place to perch. I hope we’ll hear about the kitchen soon. GREG
In the worst way! It’s a wide open kitchen facing the family room; nothing super special but nice and roomy enough for moi. Walkin pantry helps! I’ll be sharing; never fear!
Wish I could be there to help you move AND CELEBRATE! Great post, best wishes for a very happy birthday and a smooth move! Love your recipe too!
Me too Lizzy…wish everyone could bop on over for a bit! We’ll just have to do it virtually I guess.
I hope your builder is going to put a big red ribbon on your house! What a great gift (yeah, yeah I know you’re paying for it, but still). Happy Birthday, too! Stuffed mushrooms are such a great dish. Mushrooms alone have so much flavor, and dress them up with Parmesan? Sounds like heaven to me! I think this qualifies as good stuff. 😉
Getting me in a week from Friday will be the gift. Days are s – l – o – w – e – r than ever now that the end/beginning is near! 🙂
Lovely website…lovely recipes! Thanks to Claire at the Black Cat Kitchen for mentioning you in her post, I’m so glad to have found you! I have a lot of catching up / reading to do! I look forward to reading your posts and recipes… Wishing you all the best <3
Thanks so much Prudy and nice to meet you! It will all be over soon but I’m just impatient and that’s nothing new. 🙂
I’m getting so excited for you! This period in time shall pass and you and Abbie will soon be back in your own bed. Until then, have another glass of wine and a couple of these delicious looking mushrooms. That will make anything better.
Always appreciate your sweet words. I know you’re right; it just feels lately like being a prisoner with just days left and having a carrot dangled in front of my cell or in this case? A new home and FREEDOM!! The days are moving like cold molasses! 🙂 Now off to check out the inspection. Which I paid for; figure I’m taking NO chances!
These look delicious! I haven’t had stuffed mushrooms in quite a while and i need to remedy that very soon 🙂
They were simple too Amy; something I need to do more of!
Will have to make these. Sound yummy and solo easy.
Where in NC has your mixer gone??? (and your daughter). I too am in NC
She moved to N. Mooresville where Lowe’s is headquartered. She’s a logistics/shipping expert so will be working in their operations center. We lived in Raleigh for 10 years and she was born there so she was excited to go back. I’m excited for her but it is sure a long way from Denver!