If you are repulsed by mushrooms you might want to skip this post. But I find mushroom incredibly sexy. Come to momma, you sexy mushrooms you!
I need to go grocery shopping. Badly. Besides a half gallon of milk left, I had some mushrooms, shallots, Italian parsley, heavy cream and some fettuccine. I can make dinner out of that. The little sous chefs were disappointed 'cause they thought they were getting pizza, but this is Evil Chef Mom we are talking about. Anyways, pizza is for Sunday night when the Oscars are on. I'm not cooking on Oscar night, are you crazy? It's the Oscars... good looking, rich people who have nobody to tell them "No, don't wear that!"
ECM's I Need To Go Grocery Shopping Pasta:
1 bunch of Italian parsley (chopped)
1 or 2 shallots (finely chopped)
mushrooms (however many you like, I like a lot... like two packages worth because they are sooooo sexy.)
1 package of fettuccine
salt and pepper
olive oil to saute the mushrooms and shallots in (approx. 3 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons of butter
approx. 1/4 cup white wine
3/4 cup heavy cream
if you have some parmigiano cheese feel free to add it.
Bring a pot of water to boil and cook pasta to directions. Don't forget to salt the water. Make it taste like the ocean. While the pasta water is heating up. Get a saute pan nice and hot. Add the olive oil and butter to the pan. When the olive oil and butter gets nice and hot put in the shallots and mushrooms in. When the mushrooms are tender, add the white wine and Italian parsley in the pan. Hopefully by this time your pasta water has came to a boil and you've already started the fettuccine in the water and it's almost done. When the wine starts to reduce add the cream and if you have it, some parmigiano cheese. Take pan off the heat and add it to your drained fettuccine. You didn't forget about the pasta, did you? Because there is nothing worse that over cooked pasta.Toss pasta and mushrooms together. Salt and pepper to taste and you've got dinner.
Maybe if you had some steaks, grill those up and have this as a side dish. Maybe some already cooked shrimp added to this like a shrimp scampi fettuccine, that would also be good. Any vegetarian friends? Serve this to them and they will be forever grateful.