Friday, June 28, 2013

Pasta...mushroom....yummy sauce

I was craving some yummy meals....they both required white wine.  I didn't have any.
I know, those of you that know me, are SHOCKED that I didn't have any white wine.
Now, lets be clear, I didn't say I didn't have wine, I said I didn't have WHITE wine. 

So, I had to forgo those meal ideas and make zucchini (fresh from the garden) with garlic, shrimp in a delish sauce, bread and orzo.
My oldest daughter cut up the zucchini, while the youngest one set the table.  Love the family working together.

So, the next day (after recreating my 4th of July blog that somehow disappeared) & a play date at the park with friends, we stopped at the store to get some WHITE wine & a few other accoutrements.

I made this delicious meal with pasta/mushrooms/parmesean cheese/white wine/cream & garlic (of course), marinated cucumber salad (fresh from the garden), and Parker House dinner rolls.
My oldest daughter had at least 4 helpings of the pasta (I will admit she only ate mushrooms on the first helping).  My middle daughter probably had 4 helpings of the bread....that girl loves bread.

cucumbers & tomatoes marinated with red wine vinegar, topped with fresh basil

My oldest daughter made brownies
She helps out in the kitchen alot, but I don't usually give her free reign.
This time I did, just to see what she could do

I won't tell you that she asked whether they should be cooked on top or inside.
I won't tell you she almost knocked over my cloches on top of my counter while trying to pump my olive oil sprayer.
I also won't tell you that she tried to put whipping cream on top of the brownies immediately after they came out of the oven.

I will tell you they were delicious & moist
She added whipping cream and blueberries and served them to her sisters after dinner

And that's it, neither dinner was too shabby, I would say.  
But, when a girl is craving a meal, she should get what she wants.
And she did, only a day later

I used egg noodles (half a box or so)
2 TBL butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove
white wine
3/4 to 1 cup whipping cream
3 tbsp grated Parmesan
pkg of bella mushrooms (original
sea salt and black pepper

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt and pasta and cook
Chop mushrooms and garlic (I kept mine whole and used my garlic press)
Melt butter with oil in a large pan, add garlic
Add mushrooms, salt and pepper
Cook for about 10 minutes
Add a splash of wine and simmer until evaporated
Add cream and Parmesan
Simmer until it has thickened
Add drained pasta to your sauce & Mix together
Serve with Parmesan on top

Here is the original recipe:

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