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Happy Hump Day!! This week has been quite busy at work so far and on top of some major wedding planning lately, things have been a little chaotic! I definitely prefer to be busy than bored so no complaining here 🙂 Despite the busy schedule, I found a great new recipe, courtesy of Giada DeLaurentiis, for stuffed mushrooms. They make a great appetizer before a light dinner or double the recipe to serve at a cocktail party.

Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 1/4 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs (maybe a little less to avoid dryness)
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1 TB garlic powder
  • 1 TB Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 TB extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 package whole white mushrooms, stemmed

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Stir the bread crumbs, Pecorino Romano, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper (to taste) and the olive oil in a medium bowl to blend.

Place a piece of tinfoil on a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray. Spoon the filling into the mushroom cavities and arrange on the baking sheet, cavity side up. Drizzle a little oil over the mushrooms (I didn’t do this because I don’t have an oil mister. Bake until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is heated through and golden on top, about 25 minutes. EAT!

combine the stuffing and stem the shrooms

make a cavity in the shroom

We polished off almost an entire package of mushrooms before chowing down on some Trader Joe’s pizza, first time ever enjoying this one:

Red Pepper, provolone and pearl mozzarella

The crust was thin and crispy, perfect amount of cheese, but the real winner was the sauce on the pizza…AHHHHmazing! It was sweet but not to the point that it clashed with the mozzarella, superb Trader Joe’s!

Despite stuffed mushrooms and some thin crust pizza, we were still a little hungry so split a rather large slice of Mama B’s homemade meatball and pepper pizza

I’m off to make a version of one of my favorite summer salads, grilled shrimp & corn salad. Sounds like a great dinner for a 14 degree night right?? I don’t want my lettuce to go bad so salad it is! Who says you can’t salads for dinner in the winter? Although turkey chili is definitely on the menu plan for next week!

Have you ever made stuffed mushrooms? Hit or Miss?

Do you still eat big salads for dinner in the winter?