Sunday, February 04, 2007

Fast and Furious

Okay, so maybe I wasn't furious; mostly just frazzled. This week was rough. Working at odd hours, still getting accustomed to Our Hero's new semester schedule, getting sick . . . ugh. Luckily the latter lasted only 24 hours.

Even so, it was not a great week for me. Whilst I work full-time, I thrive on routine. Many things upset that comforting routine for me of late. One thing that helped bring me back on-kilter (I don't think that's a word, but it should be.) was this lovely, simple dinner from the "Superfast" section of January's Cooking Light.

Cannellini-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
4 4-inch portobello caps
Cooking spray
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 t. salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 t. dried rosemary, crushed
3/4 cup bottled (or defrosted homemade) pasta sauce
1 16-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat broiler. Remove gills from undersides of mushrooms with a spoon; discard gills. Place caps, smooth side up, on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes, turn caps over and broil 2 more minutes. Combine ricotta, salt, garlic, and rosemary, stirring well. Spread 2 T. cheese mixture in each cap. Spoon 2-3 T. pasta sauce over cheese mixture in each serving. Divide beans among caps, sprinkle each serving with 2 T. mozzarella. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts.


Audrey said...

hello, a mutual friend turned me on to your site because, like you, i am also obsessed with delicious food and if i am not eating it, i am planning my next meal! yay food.

i'm going to dream about that 2nd picture tonight, the one where the cheese is hugging the mushroom, so nicely browned... mm!

hopefully some day we can meet over a nice plate o' cheese and bottle o' wine.

mm. cheese.

wellunderstood said...

welcome! wine, cheese, alla that jazz sounds wonderful. hope that someday is soon!

and i see your "yay food" and raise you an "!". feel free to post some recipes to share in the comments section . . . i'd love for people to start talking food on my blog.


Anonymous said...

i am making this as a fast snack right now. cannot wait to eat!

Anonymous said...

that was drea

wellunderstood said...

so . . . how was it?

p.s. the tagine is gorgeous.