Today, I needed something that rocks from the kitchen. It is Tuesday. My husband left on Saturday for a work trip. No big deal, right?? Except that this work trip is for 8 weeks. So today, when I only worked for 3 hours, I made the most of my spare time, and became a flurry of activity in the kitchen. Cooking is one way for me to make things right in the world, more controlled, more do-able. So, in that flurry, I made these... and BOY did that flurry pay off. Delicious!
And then I ate one! Yum!
There were so many potential names for this dish. Vegetable Shepherd's Pie, Mushroom and Red Wine Delight, Lentil and Potato Surprise, Vegetable Pie of the Gods. I settled on Mushroom and Potato Pie of Goodness, because despite all the amazing vegetables mixed into this pile of delight, the mushrooms really do shine.
On a side note, I have started biking to work, and it is the most energizing experience! I love Portland, and its amazing bike community. I often cross the Hawthorne Bridge, and today (when work started at 4pm and my new nanny picked up the kids for the first time), there were 3100 + people who also biked across that bridge. That is just too cool!
|Hawthorne Bridge's Bike Counter|
But back to Mushroom heaven... here is the recipe.
Mushroom and Potato Pie of Goodness
from Tali's Tomatoes (a fellow Australian! whoop, whoop), recipe here