Thursday, 5 November 2009

Initiating Cooking Mode - Pretend Mushroom melt.

Spending time at home being unemployed really puts me in the mood to cook. However I have two major obstacles in said endeavour. 1. I'm lazy and don't want to spend 1 hour in the kitchen for a plate of food that will be eaten in 10 minutes, and 2. I'm still on a diet, which means that I need to be careful of what I eat.

Mushrooms are awesome, and so is cheese. Add garlic and bread to it and it equals into a dish of awesome, diet and speedy preparation.

You will need:
8 ounces of sliced mushrooms (small supermarket container)
3 slices of reduced fat (I used 2%) swiss cheese, cut in small bits
1 teaspoon of olive oil
clove of garlic, pressed, or garlic powder for the forgetful types like myself.
2 slices of bread. I used wheat but any type will do.

Heat oil in small (but big enough to contain the mushrooms) pan. Dump in mushrooms and toss around to heat thoroughly. Cook till they shrink and release their liquid. Add the garlic and let them cook some more.

Meanwhile, toast your bread as much as you prefer it - I like it only slightly browned.

Add the cheese to the pan and toss so that it goes everywhere. It'll bind with the mushroom liquid producing a glorious cheesy goo.

Once said goo happens, remove the bread from the toaster, plate it and immediately pour the mushroom and cheese mix on top of them. Serve hot.

It was delicious and the whole deal was 374 calories per my calorie calculator. Alas, as with most of impromptu made foods, it was barely photographable!


Tinsie said...

Is this because you bit into it before you had the chance to grab hold of your camera?

Marg, the Sal. said...

Actually the cheese goo wasn't as submissive as I'd like it to be. If it had stayed where I poured it, I might've taken a picture.

In addition, who wants to see my messy kitchen in the background? ;)

Tinsie said...

I would :-)

It'd make me feel better about mine haha!

Marg, the Sal. said...

If I remember correctly, I sent you a pic of my kitchen in a "rather decent" condition.

It's seen waaay worse!