Thursday, October 7, 2010
Of Cabbages And Kings
So there I was at work yesterday, busy as a little bee, spraying ornamental cabbages gold. Starting now thru December everyone seems to want a splash of gold in their arrangements. We will be gilding the lily till December 31st.
As fast as my hands were working so was my mind. We were suddenly having a birthday dinner, for 5, that very night and I had nothing to cook. The birthday boy suggested carry out but that wasn't flying with Ms. More Home Cooking. Then I took a blog break and saw SmittenKitchen's post for a mushroom lasagna. This sounded delicious and was composed of ingredients I could run to my local Safeway and grab with my golden fingers. Though she said it was perfect as is, I had to gild this recipe also.
I knew there would be a rebellion if I only used parmesan cheese, so added shredded mozarella. When sauteing the mushrooms I threw in a handful of minced shallots to each pan full because I love the combo. A green salad, a loaf of french bread garnished with butter, garlic and a sprinkle of salt and broiled till brown, Happy Birthday!
The house smelled like it should on a chilly October night, the 6 to 8 portion pan went down without a whimper and there was enough left for lunch for both of us.
Blogging, where would I be without it? Eating carry out and fretting about how to get the voles out of our garden no doubt.