Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Trip and the Ultimate Taste of Fall

My goal is to make everyone so sick and tired of country farm markets, pumpkins and all things Fall that by the beginning of November you will be praying for snow!

That is me doing pumpkin cartwheels.

Is this place cute or what?

The Blog Tech is doing what the Blog Tech does.

Every inch of this place is decorated.

Click for a closer look. These little fairy houses were the cutest things ever.

They even have furniture and decorations for the inside of each house. I was very tempted to buy one but could picture the destruction by a certain chow chow if the squirrels happened to choose the tree that I attached this to.

I bought some gorgeous mums planted with prairie grass which I will photograph when they bloom.

No smoking anywhere these days especially in barns or near straw!

Speaking of smoking, there was a lot of 'pot' happening here.

This bear looks like he could use some.

This is the dining area decorated with plastic Halloween tablecloths.

The original 'calculator' invented by Burroughs.

Magical Mushroom Sandwiches!!! First of all, ignore those stupid cherry tomatoes I placed on the plate to add some color. I was in such a hurry to take a pic of this sandwich before the filling oozed out that I knocked them around and didn't even notice them until I pulled up this pic. For me, this sandwich is the ultimate Fall treat. I rarely eat the food I make but I never pass this sandwich up. I only make these once a year and everyone anticipates their arrival.

I bought a bunch of fresh mushrooms at a market the other day. I new it was time for the sandwiches.

First I washed and dried all of the mushrooms.

Then I diced them into a very fine dice and sauteed them in butter until they softened. Then I added some flour and stirred to cook off the floury taste. I added some sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. When this mix becomes pasty you start to add whole milk.

I used 2 pounds of mushrooms because I was making sandwiches for my troops! You could easily cut this recipe in half. I used 2 sticks of butter and about 3/4 cup of flour. Then I added about 4 cups of whole milk.

At this point it is a bit soupy.

Cook it stirring constantly until it starts to thicken. Remove it and let it cool. It will thicken even more.

Then go make some white bread.

I slice the bread and spread butter on the outside of two pieces. Then spread the inside with the mushroom mixture and grill them like a grilled cheese sandwich. These would be great with gruyere added but I am a purist and like them with just the mushroom mixture.

Yes they are oozy and a bit messy but so totally worth it. They taste like biting into Fall.

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