- 20 large white button or cremini mushrooms with the stems pulled out
- 3 oz. lump crab meat (I upped it to 4 oz. because I ADORE crab).
- 1 stick low-fat string cheese (shred through the garlic press)
- 1/4 cup plain chobani yogurt (I used 0% fat)
- 2 tbsp. cream cheese (you can use low-fat or fat-free but I refuse to)
- 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 tsp. of tony cacere’s (no salt since the seasoning already has salt).
- pinch of dried parsley flakes (again I love the freshness a little green adds to a dish).
- 1 lb. penne pasta or fusilli (spaghetti just wont cut it since the pasta needs to be the same size as the mushrooms).
- 1/2 cup of chicken broth
- 1/2 cup of red wine (don’t act like you HAVE to open a bottle just for the recipe & weren’t pulling a Thirsty Thursday anyway).
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 shallot diced
- 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
- sage, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
- (reserved pasta water)
Now that the weather is getting cooler and I no long need to worry about squeezing in to a bathing suit, I gladly welcome the season of comfort food! I kicked it off recently with a crock pot recipe from my Aunt Cindy. Super simple ingredients and super easy to make. I usually throw it together a few minutes before leaving for work and come home to the house smelling like moms cooking! Dust off your crock pot and let’s get going.
- 1 family size package beef cubes
- 1 can family size mushroom soup (Any brand you want works. I tend to go with whatever’s on sale/cheapest)
- 1 envelope of Lipton beefy onion mix (I highly suggest keeping this in your kitchen at all times. It’s gotten me out of a jam many a times.)
- 1/4 cup flour (if you want thicker gravy, feel free to add more)
- 1 medium can of mushrooms
- 1 bag extra wide egg noodles
With the exception of the noodles, put everything in the crock pot. I suggest cooking it on low for 8-10 hours to get the meat the most tender and flavorful, but for those who need something a little quicker use the high setting for 4-5 hours. When you’re ready, boil the noodles and viola! You have a tasty, comfy meal.
Happy eating, XO.