It’s a busy week around here! In addition to getting back to more regular runs (I took about 2 weeks to take it pretty easy), I’m headed to my company meeting in Maryland today for the rest of the week. But don’t you worry, I didn’t forget about you! In fact, I have a completely delicious recipe to share . . .
I am one of those people who has every intention of planning meals ahead of time, but then . . . well, I end up at the grocery store without a list and end up buying random things and hoping for the best. Fortunately, I can be creative enough to make it work out for me most of the time. This is one of those times!
This week, I was craving mushrooms, so into the basket they went with no real idea of what I’d do with them.
So they went into a veggie-filled scramble on Sunday night for dinner . . .
And then, I got creative. Or not so creative. Let’s face it: I eat a lot of caramelized onions and the combo of mushrooms and onions is nothing new around here. But this is a new twist! So.
Drunken Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Pita
2 mini pitas or 1 regular sized pita
one medium onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 cup sliced mushrooms (I used baby bellas)
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
splashes of red or white wine (I tried it with both and liked red better but both were good!)
2 T. crumbled gorgonzola
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
Heat 1 tsp. olive oil over medium heat and add sliced onions. Season with S&P and stir until softened–about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and continue stirring every few minutes for about 30-40 minutes, until onions are caramelized. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute, then add a splash of wine to deglaze the pan. Cook until wine has evaporated, then spread onions over pitas.
In the same pan, add the second tsp. of olive oil and heat over medium. Add mushrooms and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Season with S&P and thyme, then add another splash of wine to deglaze the pan once more. Cook until wine evaporates, then spread mushrooms over onions.
Top the mushrooms with the cheeses and broil on high for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and brown.
Right??? So it takes a little while to whip this up, but it’s really easy. Plus, you need something to do while you wind down after work, no? A glass of wine and a pan to stir makes me a happy girl.
And a dinner like this at the end?
Makes me a very happy girl.
What’s the last successful throw-together meal you made?