Happy New Year’s Eve! What a year 2012 has been :). So today I wanted to make something special and different for brunch for my family. I love having free range of my Mom’s kitchen. The selection of food is always better!
I fished around in the fridge and decided to make something around the mushrooms I found. I started by sautéing some onion is a little butter and oil, then I cleaned and chopped the mushrooms (stems included!) added them to onions and seasoned it all with salt, pepper and thyme. To go with the mushroom reduction, I whipped up a batch of cornmeal griddle cakes.
To serve- top the corn cakes with a small piece of cheese (I used a regional brand called Dietz & Watson who makes an awesome horseradish cheese that you can find in the deli). Then I topped it off with the mushroom mixture.
On the side I put together a citrus salad with grapefruit and oranges that are always present during Christmastime. It was simple and fast but so satisfying . Enjoy and have a safe, healthy and happy New Year!!!