Monday, January 16, 2012

Merlot Mushrooms




Let me tell you that from Friday at 300pm when I picked up my child until last night at 800pm my child's lips never stopped flapping - How is that even possible? Don't answer that, I know the answer.





Being 3 1/2 means you can run at 100mph and sleep 12 hours everyday (and all your bills are paid!!!!)...Is that not every mid thirties ladies dream? It happens to be mine these days.





Also she gets to ride a scooter and those things are darn fun. She also gets to try new things everyday of her life right now...Remember those days? Not me, my memory is shot due to lack of motivation and illegal substances. (Consider that confession number 2 for the year)





Just this weekend Indigo got to try some food she has never ever ever tried before. She tried things like angel food cake, fresh whipped cream, manicotti, and juicy fruit bubble gum (staple in moms diet).





What did mom try that was new? I actually have some!!! I got to try standing for 9 hours straight while preparing a fabulous 4 course meal, a new vampire flick (6 outta 10 from me), and Merlot soaked mushrooms...dear lord...you must try them!





Ingredients (Serves 4-6)
Delightfully borrowed from PW
{FULL Printable Recipe}

2 pounds White Button Mushrooms
1 stick Butter
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 liter Merlot Wine
1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 cups Boiling Water
2 whole Chicken Bouillon Cubes
2 whole Beef Bouillon Cubes
1/2 teaspoon Dill Seed
4 cloves Garlic, Peeled
Salt for taste





Directions

Thoroughly wash the mushrooms and throw them into a large stockpot. Add all the remaining ingredients except the salt. Stir to combine.

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for five hours.





Remove the lid, then continue cooking, uncovered, for two hours.

Add salt to taste at the end if desired.   Also drink the other half liter of Merlot if desired, in case you needed a reminder.

PS - I halved PW's recipe, and altered the cooking time slightly.  For the true recipe use hers....9 hours of glorious simmering means heaven.


30 comments:

Susan said...

These look terrific! Too bad we never know how good we have it as kids!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

These sound amazing! And I always have bottles of merlot laying around! :-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, wonderfully infused with Merlot.

Cheers,

Rosa

scrambledhenfruit said...

Lovely! I can just imagine the wonderful aroma. :)

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Merlot soaked anything and I'm in! These sound amazing!

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

They sound delicious, I love mushrooms!

Michelle J said...

LOL - My girls are "big" now (8 & 11), but I remember the toddler/preschool days VIVIDLY.

When people talk about their kiddo going through the terrible twos, I just think *Wait until three. You ain't seen nothing yet!* Sounds like you're eyeball deep in the "Trying Threes". ;)

Lizzy said...

Oh, yeah, these look heavenly...I am a huge fan of mushrooms and I'd be happy with a bowl of these for breakfast! Fun week for Indigo...I'm loving all that she taste tested :)

Aarthi said...

This is totally yummy recipe...I am loving it dear..Will try it soon..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Rosemary said...

Yes, I'm going to love these mushrooms. In that heart-shaped dish, it could be my Valentine. I will be dropping hints. Mr. Rosemary could make these, right?

Holly said...

Beautiful photos! Sometimes I wish I could go back to myself as a kid and tell her to quit wishing to grow up so quickly! :)

Sara Louise said...

Now these have my mouth watering! I'm pinning this one! :-)

Jenn said...

I love juicy fruit!! :)
And the mushrooms.. OMG.. what a great idea! They sound fantastic!

From the Kitchen said...

I caught PW on the Food channel and she was doing these. I wondered about the long cooking time so am glad to have your recommendation.

I loved getting insight (once again) as to all a three year old has going for them!!

Best,
Bonnie

Kelly said...

mmm...I love mushrooms! now I want steak and mushrooms!

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

Those look amazing! Wine infused anything is good in my book :)

Ashley said...

one of my favorite apps! So good!

Pam said...

Wow! Those mushrooms sound and look like candy to me and your great recipe is added to my list of "must make." I'd love to hear Indigo's chatter!!!

Peggy said...

What a sweet post. I love her name - Indigo. Beautiful mushrooms and soaking in merlot - genius.

Pam said...

I could eat the whole bowl and be perfectly satisfied. MMMMM.

Velva said...

I can definitely dig these mushrooms-wow!

Being a kid is a wonderful thing...being a mom is too. Enjoy the ride. What an adventure.

Velva

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Girl, you are speaking my language! I want...

Tenille @ My Family Table said...

I absolutely know what you mean about 3 1/2 yr olds. I remember a time when my daughter was just starting to babble, feeling impatient for the time when she could talk back. I must have been certifiably insane.

Your mushrooms look awesome.

Dr.Sameena Prathap said...

That bowl looks so inviting..:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Danelle said...

My husband LOVES mushrooms. I need to find a cute heart shaped dish like yours so I can make him some for Valentine's Day dinner!

Kristen said...

I can just imagine how much flavor there is in those mushrooms. I bet those babies never knew what hit them!

Raina said...

Oh to be a kid again; that would be great. Having a 3 1/2 year old, not always easy but always rewarding:) Amazing looking mushrooms. I would like them with a thick, juicy steak:)

The Harried Cook said...

oh how I can relate! my daughter doesn't stop talking and sometimes I just have to leave the room before I scream! LOL :D your mushroom dish is sooooooo yummy looking.. I could eat the whole bowlful myself.. been away from blogging for a while and I am looking forward to catching on what I've missed on your blog while I've been gone :) Great post!

Chris said...

The dark purple color is so rich and I really like the steam coming off of the plate.

Eliana said...

Hmmm - these mushrooms look like the perfect side dish to just about anything.