I don't know what got into me this week. I did something I had never done before in my life. I was at the grocery store with a list- a meal plan for the week. And I bought mushrooms. MUSHROOMS. It occurred to me as I was standing, perplexed, in front of all ten different varieties that this would be another "first" to mark up on my life list of things I've done. I can now pencil that in along side skiing, scuba diving, and going on an airplane trip by myself. It took me twenty-something years to get comfortable eating mushrooms. And when I say comfortable I mean buried in a lasagna or sprinkled among overpowering toppings on a pizza. Occasionally I'd indulge in a mushroom cap fried and oozing with cheese so cheesy you'd forget you were eating the mushroom at all. So, to buy mushrooms to make these was pretty brave of me if I do say so myself! And, it was amazing.
I've been stressed this week. Without realizing it, every time I'm stressed I find myself throwing myself into the kitchen. I used to think about going to culinary school. Now I realize cooking could never be something that serious. It's my release. It's where I get away and have fun. It's where I can challenge myself and be creative in entirely different ways. So, this week I made soup, cornbread, mushroom thingies, chocolate chip cookies, and a bunch of other random stuff not photographed.
So enjoy, and please excuse the butter and eggs for not behaving in front of the camera.
Happy eating and Happy Thanksgiving.