Mushroom Cups and Being a Drowned Rat…

It’s official.  I am protesting Mother Nature.  And my poor timing.  I seem to have the uncanny ability to pick the wrong times to walk the dogs.  And I do try to get it right.  This week, however, I am failing miserably.  Tuesday night I had limited time to walk the dogs and it was pouring rain.  I checked the radar and it looked like it would rain quite hard for over an hour so off I went with the two dogs.  In a couple of minutes we were all soaked through.  And wouldn’t you know it, the sun poked through the clouds and the rain backed off at the end of the walk.

Last night, again torrential rain, honestly it is like a giant is standing up there with buckets of water.  Flooding in the area is quick and messy.  So the rain backed off and I thought here was my chance.  Grabbed the dogs and raced out.  I was about 3 doors down (no pun intended) and the skies opened up. I would have been dryer if I had taken a shower.  I had to wring my clothes out before I went in.  I am now familiar with how a drowned rat feels!

So while I was warming up after the walk I needed to sort out dinner.  I decided to make mushroom cups which are very fast and easy to make.

To start chop up a few mushrooms and some garlic.

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Saute them in olive oil and then add a splash of sherry.

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Remove from the heat once they’ve browned a bit.  Let cool then mix in grated cheese.  I used Jarlsberg for this.

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Spoon into ready made phyllo cups and then place in a hot toaster oven to melt the cheese and warm through.

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I served these with salad made up of apple, brie, and prosciutto.  Yum!

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A very quick but delicious meal.  Especially when a light meal is preferred in this heat!

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20 thoughts on “Mushroom Cups and Being a Drowned Rat…

  1. I’ve given up on those radar maps. I can’t tell you how many times I see green and yellow over my part of the World and not a drop of rain falls. I can see now that I should get some phyllo and mushrooms. It won’t make the radar maps any better but I’ll be happier about the situation. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. Yum! For a minute I thought you were going to say you grew the mushrooms yourself seeing as how the weather up there is so wet and humid. 🙂 Looks like a winning recipe.

  3. Sorry about the rain! It’s been in the 90’s here and I do very little getting out of the pool! The Mushroom cups look great, what a good weekday meal 🙂

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