I set my alarm for you. Yup, I sure did. I set it for 5:50am, which is a really weird time to set an alarm for but last night it made sense in my head. You see, Carson usually leaves around 5:30 and I typically wake up when that happens. On rare occasions, I get up too, and when I do it is the best decision ever. The house is mine! Quiet, calm. I can leisurely make coffee and watch the news instead of Max & Ruby. I can blog! But if I DON'T get up when Carson does, I wake up at 6:40 to a whining baby and I'm rushed, frantic and GROGGY as hell. So I set my alarm for 20 minutes after Carson left, cause someone once said that's the perfect amount of time for a little snooze. I don't think it worked, however, because THIS IS ALL EXTREMELY BORING INFORMATION.
The point is, I set my alarm for you because it's been too long since I've blogged, or cooked for that matter! I wandered around the market like a lunatic yesterday trying to get back into it. After being gone for awhile, we needed everything, so I bought everything and then went home and stared at it. Do you ever have those days? When you either want to cook nothing or everything?? I finally threw a dinner together, albeit a random one, and these mushrooms were a highlight.
A reader sent me this recipe not long ago: mushrooms sautéed in pickle brine. It may seem weird at first, but when you consider that brine is a combination of salt and acid, then why wouldn't you use it to cook with? Just a few tablespoons in these buttery mushrooms made them divine. Pickle brine and I are now best friends, and will go everywhere together...
These are also great, if you can handle how OLD this post is and how teeny, tiny the photos are.