Sorry it’s been so long. I have been adjusting back to the working grind, and while it has already been 3 months, I have not been doing a great job of keeping up with this. I do have several posts saved up, so I have been thinking about blogging but not actually do it. Here’s a quick update, with a promise for more!
The other night we made a simple but delicious meal. We grilled a very thick steak to medium rare, and made a mushroom wine sauce to go over it. We crumbled some blue cheese over the top and it was absolutely delicious. I made mashed potatoes the way I usually do, with some potatoes, milk, butter and salt to taste, and then for an added deliciousness, I added garlic and goat cheese! Goat cheese in mashed potatoes adds an extra rich creaminess and I love it. We cooked some baby carrots in butter and brown sugar and that was all there was to it! Paired with a delicious dry red wine, and we had a quick and delicious meal.
The mushroom sauce recipe was actually from a mushroom cookbook we bought at the St. Louis Arch.
“Old-Fashioned Mushroom Recipes, by Bear Wallow Books”
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash garlic salt
1/8 ts. black pepper
1 tsp. cooking wine (I used the wine we planned to drink and put in more than a tsp.
Saute mushrooms in butter. Remove mushrooms. Blend flour into pan, then stir in remaining ingredients and let come to a boil. Return mushrooms to the sauce and serve.
I am going to try to get a couple more saved posts up this week!