Missy, here. Feeling sorry for myself because the youngest went off to college a couple of weeks ago. So I decided to try to find some reason to celebrate the absence of kids, and the only thing I could come up with was that I can now add mushrooms to my spaghetti sauce. :) Yeah, that's not exactly making lemonade yet, but you have to allow me to wallow for just a little while longer.
In the end, I decided to make the mushrooms as a side dish. I cooked the sliced baby portobellos in a couple of tablespoons of butter, then added some red wine and let it cook down. They were amazing!
For my sauce, I decided to do a play on Mary Connealy's lasagna recipe. I had about ¾ of a jar of spaghetti sauce left. I put it in the pan to heat. Then added about ½-¾ of a cup of ricotta cheese and stirred it into the tomato sauce.
It made a nice creamy spaghetti sauce (no meat) over spaghetti noodles, reminding me a little of vodka sauce.
Later, my daughter sent me this screen shot (below). She had Face-timed with my grand-dog!! I thought it was so cute. Then it hit me that she chose to chat with the dog instead of her mom!! LOL
Oh, well. I'll just go drown my sorrows in more mushrooms. And maybe I'll even slip some in the sauce next time she's home. ;)
I hope you'll drop by Seekerville today to read Ruthy's beautiful blessing for us all on 9/11.