Mushrooms in Sauce for Saturday

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All day Saturday I was busy baking. I made bread and the cake for my Mum’s birthday, but when it came time to figure something for supper, I was literally stumped. I recalled the portabello mushrooms I’d seen the day before, and that’s when it hit me! I was going to build supper around mushrooms, and preferably mushrooms in sauce. WOOT!

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After getting the mushrooms I’d forgotten the day before, I was ready to begin.

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I started with sauteing some veg (onions, brussel sprouts, carrots, garlic, ginger) in oil, then added some water to simmer and help soften the veg a bit. Sadly, the peppers from the previous photo did not make it into the saute… my Elflings devoured them the first chance they got when my back was turned.

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While the veg simmered, I chopped my mushrooms (portabello & brown) and sauteed them in EVOO and onions, as well. Once they’d had a little while to cook, I chucked in some parsley, garlic and a little water, then let them simmer.

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When the mushrooms were softer, I added a little flour (buckwheat, rice, etc) and a bit more water to make a roux. I let it cook a little longer to thicken, then served it over rice with the veg. It was awesome! I know exactly what to make for holiday dinners in place of turkey – mushroom sauce! *happy dancing*