In anticipation of leaving town tomorrow, I proclaimed tonight’s dinner challenge to be: what can I make from the ingredients in my fridge that the kids are unlikely to eat? In my opinion, I hit it out of the park. In the fridge/pantry/freezer, there were some fresh English peas asking to be shelled and cooked, a pack of ‘exotic’ mushrooms, a shallot, some garlic, some goat cheese and some whole wheat rolls.
So, I minced the garlic (3 cloves) and shallot, cooked them down in a mixture of EVOO and butter (roughly 1 T of each), added the whole pack of mushrooms, seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked until the mushrooms were getting brown. I then threw in the peas and covered the pan to steam them a bit. When things were getting dry, I threw in the rest of my white wine to deglaze and give a bit more moisture.
Meanwhile, I toasted the rolls, and split and smeared them with the goat cheese; once the mushrooms and peas were cooked I spread them on top and sprinkled some tarragon over everything.
Peeps, this was fantastic. To procrastinate from packing, I am now snuggling with Percy and singing along -loudly- to ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ with the cast of Glee. Lea Michele is annoying but she can really sing. You know you do this too!