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Do you have a veggie that you buy, over and over again, and yet hardly ever use?  Or is this just my grocery store stupidity? I do this with two veggies in particular:  zucchini and ‘shrooms.  I don’t know why I buy zucch because I don’t even really like it, but I do love mushrooms.  But for some reason, I just end up forgetting I have them, and they go off before I can cook them up.

 

This time around, I put the ‘shrooms on the top shelf so I couldn’t miss them.

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This is my absolute favorite way to prepare mushrooms.  Simply rub off the mushrooms with a damp cloth (did you know you aren’t supposed to soak mushrooms because they’ll absorb a ton of water and become soggy?), break off the stem, and stuff some hummus inside.  I used horseradish hummus from Trader Joe’s this time around.  Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and serve.

 

A mish-mosh dinner, but it was tasty.

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Salad, apples, stuffed ‘shrooms, and cottage cheese.  Plus chocolate and almonds for dessert.  And now I’m gonna go rummage up an evening snack.

 

Guess who’s back?  My momma!

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The Husband is returning to work tomorrow, so my mom came back to town to help out with Henry.  I think I could do it alone at this point, but it will be much more fun with someone here all the time.  Plus, she always comes bearing gifts <— shopaholic MomHTP.  This time around, she brought: a new wok, new towels, a few shirts from Marshall’s, and a bathmat.  Oh, and finger puppets (yes, really).  Mom for the win!

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  • Kris June 19, 2012, 9:27 pm

    So sweet for your mom to help and keep you company, and bring you gifts too!

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  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras June 19, 2012, 9:47 pm

    Mmm, those mushrooms look delicious! I’m going to have to try that.

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  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats June 19, 2012, 9:47 pm

    Those stuffed mushrooms look delicious!

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  • Megan@The Running Doc June 19, 2012, 9:48 pm

    Carrots! I always buy baby carrots intending to eat them as a snack and then find them a week later uneaten in the back of the drawer!

    My mom does the same thing! She always comes bearing gifts.

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  • jen June 19, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Thumbs (fingers?) up for finger puppets! Too cute. Sounds like both of your parents are really embracing their grandparently roles :) So cool that you can share Henry with them!

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  • Annette@FitnessPerks June 19, 2012, 10:09 pm

    I don’t like mushrooms…but the hubby does. Maybe I should buy some and make this for him?! ;) Yay for mommas being in town!

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  • Janelle June 19, 2012, 10:12 pm

    I totally do that with certain veggies! Zucchini and cucumbers. I always think that they will be good (mainly because I feel like I should like them)… but then I never actually want to eat them. Ha! I LOVE mushrooms, though!

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  • Earthy Nicole June 19, 2012, 10:13 pm

    I made stuffed mushrooms for the first time years ago, before I went veg but and the recipe involved mushrooms stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, spicy sausage, and a dash of soy sauce. My husband devours those things, so I adapted it when I went veg and used the Gimme Lean faux sausage. I like the mushrooms just fine with cream cheese but he likes the “meatiness”, lol.

    So sweet that your mom’s there to help and bring gifts! Don’t take her for granted, you’re a lucky girl! xx

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  • Leslie June 19, 2012, 10:16 pm

    I’ll bet she couldnt wait to get back to little Henry. Enjoy this special time together. Sure you could do it on your own, but it’s good to have a little help. Grandmas Rule!

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  • j3nn June 19, 2012, 10:20 pm

    OMG, yes, shrooms! They are the most wasted veg I buy. I love them but they get buried and forgotten often.

    Your mom rocks!

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  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 19, 2012, 10:39 pm

    yay for mums! mine also came to help out for the first weeks of having the little miss home :)

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  • Emily June 19, 2012, 10:41 pm

    Moms are the best! (that means you now too!)

    I agree about the mushrooms – I always buy them and they always go bad in the fridge. No bueno :(

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  • Reenie June 19, 2012, 11:44 pm

    I’m going to have to try those mushrooms.

    Yea….for grammy (what does she want to be called) coming back!!! <3

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  • Tanya June 19, 2012, 11:52 pm

    Hummus stuffed mushrooms sounds fabulous. I’ll have to try that.
    Did you know that food scientist Harold McGee tested the belief that mushrooms absorb water when soaked and found it to be not true (or at least they absorb only the minutest amount).

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  • Sarah Anne June 20, 2012, 12:20 am

    I can’t WAIT to try the mushrooms! We love both things so much! Loving following along with your new family! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Jen June 20, 2012, 12:22 am

    Awww…your Mom sounds so awesome! I’ll bet she was missing that little guy already (and you too, of course). :)

    Also, finger puppets rock!

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  • jameil June 20, 2012, 12:48 am

    I ruin mushrooms and celery all the time. I avoid buying celery now unless I know I’ll use it all and just use celery salt. Close enough. I still always buy shrooms on sale. I also can’t seem to use up fresh herbs quickly enough so I use dry where possible.

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  • Liz June 20, 2012, 12:59 am

    Wish I liked ‘shrooms – those look tasty! Quick question – what kind/brand of cottage cheese is that? I’m really picky about texture (hate when it’s too ‘juicy’!) and that kind looks perfect!

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    • CaitlinHTP June 20, 2012, 9:17 am

      Trader Joe’s. You should get a cheese cloth and drain out the whey.

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  • Heather June 20, 2012, 1:23 am

    i do this with tomatoes! i like them fine for a sauce but i really don’t like them raw all that much… i don’t know why i keep buying them for wraps/salads….also funny i’m opposite of you – i love zucchini but i am kind of thumbs in the middle on mushrooms

    take advantage of some extra sleep while your mom is there! ;-)

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  • Dental Consultant June 20, 2012, 3:23 am

    Mmm hmmm shrooms and hummus – now that sounds like a winning combination! Thanks for the tip about not letting mushrooms soak. All this time I thought it was okay to soak them, because when I buy canned mushrooms, they’re soaked right?

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  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) June 20, 2012, 6:31 am

    You really will enjoy the help in those early weeks. My biggest piece of advice at this point is to let others help you! I had a tendency to feel like I could/should do it all on my own and looking back I see I just wore myself down so much. If people offer to cook, clean, do your laundry, come over and watch Henry so you can nap (etc) by all means let them! :) My daughter is 7 weeks old today!! It’s hard work but wouldn’t change it for the world.

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  • jen June 20, 2012, 6:37 am

    i LOVE mushrooms but never buy them because i don’t really know what to make with them… does anyone have any good recipe recs? even just a basic sautee or roast with sum yummy garlic and oil and/or spices? i’m not sure where to start but i know i love the little suckers :)

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  • Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes June 20, 2012, 7:39 am

    I don’t buy mushrooms a lot; they aren’t one of my go-to veggies like peppers, carrots, and broccoli. They look pretty tasty stuffed with hummus, though!

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  • Lee June 20, 2012, 8:24 am

    I do that with carrots and celery. I always think I’m going to bring them to work for a snack and inevitably forget about them hiding in the back of the produce drawer.

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  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 20, 2012, 8:24 am

    I do that with avocado ($$$!) and mushrooms. I don’t mean to. I really love both of them… I just forget about them.

    Zucchini, on the other hand, is one of my faves and I pretty much use it up immediately.

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  • Kelly June 20, 2012, 8:41 am

    I am pretty bad about forgetting about bell pepper. I love them but always seem to forget about them until they are icky.

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  • Tricia June 20, 2012, 8:56 am

    Haha my mom is the same exact way!

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  • Quisha June 20, 2012, 9:10 am

    Awwww, I love moms! I love when my mom visits… she’s amazing. So funny too. Plus… my momma’s a shopaholic too. She finds the most random things. I swear she makes ME look like a hoarder lol.

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  • Alexandria June 20, 2012, 9:46 am

    Zucchinis! I like to shred them finely in my food processor, then stir them -raw- into pasta with marinara. It’s a good way to up the veg and you won’t even know it’s there!

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  • Sarah June 20, 2012, 10:02 am

    Yay for moms! I made the mistake of assuming I could do it on my own when my husband went back to work. Bad choice for me! I was miserable and really lonely. Moms are good company- mine just left.

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  • Mary June 20, 2012, 11:57 am

    Sorry but it’s the biologist in me – but – technically speaking, mushrooms are fungi and zucchini is a fruit. The mushroom/hummus looks quite tasty.

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  • Ellen June 20, 2012, 12:48 pm

    Ohh I meant to try the hummus-stuffed mushrooms another time you mentioned them, but totally forgot. This is a great reminder; I bet they would also be a good appetizer to serve when friends come over. :)

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  • BroccoliHut June 20, 2012, 9:28 pm

    Oddly enough, I’ve been really into stuffing TJ’s chipotle pepper hummus in mushrooms lately. I usually eat them raw though–is it weird to like raw mushrooms?

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  • Ashley June 25, 2012, 3:34 pm

    These mushrooms are cooking as I type! Such a great dinner idea.

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  • Jen June 26, 2012, 11:52 pm

    Have you tried making a zucchini loaf? You can find recipes that taste like a dessert but are super healthy.

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