Saturday, March 12, 2011

Garlic Mushrooms in Creamy Sauce - 2 points, Belated Music Friday

I found mushrooms on sale and felt that a creamy, peppery sauce was called for.

Garlic Mushrooms in Creamy Sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/8 cup white wine
1/4 cup low fat sour cream

1. Heat a medium pan over medium heat; spray with non-stick cooking spray or kitchen spritzer.
2. Saute garlic in pan for 1 min. Add mushrooms, continue cooking for 5 minutes.
3. Add spices and wine. Reduce heat to simmer; cook 5 minutes or until mushrooms are done.
4. Stir in sour cream; rewarm.
5. Yields 4, 2 point servings

I served this over rice. The delicious, cheesy bread on the side was a store bought treat.

I finished the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne. It was an excellent book exploring the cultural differences between those in poverty, the middle class, and the wealthy. While I think it would be useful to anyone, it is especially outstanding for teachers. I feel that I understand my students much better than I did before.

I didn't get my Friday Music for you last night because I was out late at one of those girly parties where one eats snacks and buys things. So, even though it is Saturday, here is the song my Zen DJ has chosen for your Friday Music. We haven't had any English music for a few weeks, so the DJ must have decided to get back to Britain. This is one of my favorites (obviously, or it wouldn't be on my Zen) "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay.


  1. This recipe sounds totally delicious! I love creamy mushroom sauce :).

  2. Great recipe! I bought organic mushrooms because they were on sale (and my husband likes them), but I don't really have a plan for them. thanks for the idea.

  3. lovel recipe... the great thing about mushrooms are the flavours you can get when you cook them like this, plus they are quite meaty and therefor filling... love Viva La Vida... my fave coldplay track!

  4. love mushrooms have a great weekend Angela your a sweetie

  5. Oooo...looks really tasty!

    That's one of my favorite songs to workout to!

  6. Another great recipe. I want this right now. It looks and sounds so delicious.

  7. Delicious creamy recipe. I love mushroom, today i bought some. I need to try.

  8. I love creamy mushrooms! This looks like a healthier alternative!

  9. Viva La Vida - One of my favorites too!

  10. Cooking - me too!
    Alea - I love finding mushrooms on sale.
    Dom - I love Coldplay. They have such a great sound, very unified.
    Rebecca- thank you:) Congrats on your magazine mention
    Shannon - it is a good workout track.
    Tiffannee - Thank you so much.
    Swathi- I can't wait to see what you come up with for your mushrooms. You are so creative.
    Yummychunklet- thanks:) I love creamy, too, so I have to find ways to get it without being bad all the time.
    Amisha- :)

  11. I love mushrooms, and I love Viva La Vida. I actually did a lyrical dance to that in my dance show last month - loved it! Great choice of song :)


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