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Food on Fridays with Ann
The other day I stared at the fridge and spotted a container of mushrooms, some half-n-half, and assorted leftovers. When I spied a few cheese tortellinis, I decided to throw together a quick cream sauce. I’ve written about mushroom cream sauce before, but I didn’t really want to look it up or pore over recipes online. I just wanted to eat lunch as soon as possible.So I started grabbing things that sounded good, hoping the combination would turn out okay.I sauteed sliced mushrooms in a combination of butter and olive oil.Poured in some half-n-half.Shook in some sage, salt, pepper. A little garlic powder. Some Parmesan cheese.Then I dropped in the leftover tortellini to reheat in the cream sauce.I ladled it into a bowl and ate it with a spoon.
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April@The 21st Century Housewife says
This sounds like a wonderful cream sauce, and what a lovely lunch. I always find my best sauces are ones I put together like you did this one, just adding a bit of this and a bit of that!
Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife says
Thanks for hosting! I’m back this week with my Marinara #2 – Da Super Basil. Scratch marinara with no canned ingredients, enjoy!
Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen says
Oh, just yum! Now I’m craving sauteed mushrooms.
We love mushrooms (and onions too) in most everything. Your dish sounds delicious!
Sorry, I did not add a recipe this week, and is Penny Candy considered food?
I guess that depends upon how you define “food”!
I like your fruit bowl. How do I get the codes to put it on my side bar?
Thanks, Hazel! When I need the code for something, I right click on the image, choose “copy” when the options pop up, and then paste it onto my own blog post. It usually works. But I’m going to e-mail the code to you. I’ll try pasting it in here in the comment, but sometimes it just creates the image, which won’t help you get the code! 🙂
Okay, I tried it and it didn’t work. So I’ll send it via email.
Trish Southard says
How tempting! I have never cooked with Half and Half…we usually have it in the frig after parties and it just sets there and eventually goes bad. Thank you for redeeming your Half and Half and sharing how we could repurpose and make a delicious meal! You are a great cook Ann.
I was such an insecure cook for so long…and then I got brave enough to experiment. It took a long time, but now I feel like I sort of know what things can go together without resulting in a disaster. Looking forward to visiting your site to see your Cinco de Mayo breakfast! I’m hosting some teens for dinner tonight, sending the Belgian Wonder to the grocery for supplies–I want to make Mexican menu tonight.
Sometimes the best foods happen that way! 🙂 Sounds yummy and wondering if I have anything remotely similar floating around in the fridge at the moment? 🙂