Yeah, I know it's still August, but with all the holiday stamp releases going on my mind has turned towards the festive season. And wow is this an impressive cheese ball. It looks like a very easy addition to the holiday table without a ton of work.
These Slow Cooker Mushrooms were a HUGE hit at Thanksgiving, HUGE! I did make a few changes though... of course. I cut WAY back on the butter, because the mushrooms will expel a TON of water so it will have enough moisture no matter what. Also, be warned that the mushroom cook down like you wouldn't believe. I started with two big packages of mushrooms, and I cut them all in half because they were big mushrooms. When they all cooked down I was left with barely enough for 4 people. Thank God this was only for an appetizer, and not as a side dish. I served them simply in a bowl with toothpicks next to them, and some sliced bauette next to them just in case people wanted something to put them on. I left for a second, and when I returned they were all gone. I think I will make some this week so I can taste them.
2 boxes of mushrooms
1/4 cup of melted butter
1 envelope Ranch salad dressing mix
a few shakes of Parmesan Reggiano cheese
Mix melted butter, ranch dressing, and Parmesan. Pour over mushrooms and cook in crock pot on low for 3 to 4 hours or in oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
I have to tell you these are seriously the best stuffed mushrooms I have ever had. So Last week my sisters decide to have a little party for my Mom. So she gets all the family together, and we are all trying to figure out what to bring, which is never easy to organize. Finally, I get my sister just to tell me what to bring. And out of no where she says stuffed mushroom. Something I have never made before, and she says oh their easy just so this, this, and this. Ok I don't trust her "this, this , and this" So what do I do. What does any rational woman do in this day and age when they need a recipe? That's right I hit the boards on pinterest. I found a recipe that I sort of liked, but as per usual I used that recipe as a skeleton and built upon it. Here is a link to the original recipe, which was very good, but I need a little bit more. And that more is in a recipe below. I did end up putting a little to much cayenne pepper in them, but actually it made them taste better. I walked in the door with a hot plate of these mushrooms and by the time I got to the kitchen they were gone. Seriously, they were so good I think I might have to make them again thie weekend just for me and my man.
Heaven sent Stuffed Mushrooms
20 whole fresh mushrooms
3 cloves garlic
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1⁄4 cup shredded Italian cheese mix (parmesan, romano etc)
1⁄4 tsp ground black pepper
1⁄4 tsp onion powder
1⁄4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
Italian bread crumbs
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