Sunday, February 12, 2012

3 Course Valentine's Day Dinner Pt. 1 Stuffed Mushrooms

Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, are you ready? My kids were invited to have pizza and watch a movie at  a friend's house on Saturday night so I decided my husband and I would celebrate early. I however didn't really want to go out to eat and worry about eating PINK friendly so I made a romantic dinner at home. Plus I think cooking a meal for someone is one of the best gifts you can give, anyone can take you out to dinner or buy a gift but it is something special when you take the time to cook someone a meal, especially one as good as this.

Here is what is on the menu:
Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms
Soy and Ginger Marinated Halibut on a bed Oriental Slaw
Chocolate Strawberry Panna Cotta

I am going to break up the meal into 3 different posts simply because it would be to long to do it all in one. First up the vegetable stuffed mushrooms, which not only make a great reset friendly appetizer, they would make a great snack or part of a lunch along side a salad.

Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms
1 lb. of button mushrooms
1 small zucchini
1/2 small red onion
1 or 2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp original flavor Mrs. Dash


Wash your mushrooms and remove the stems, make sure to hold onto them because we will use them in the stuffing mixture.

I didn't use my mushroom stems, I had several mushrooms in the fridge that needed to be used before they went bad so I used those instead, if you don't have those use your stems.
Throw your mushroom stems into a blender or food processor along with your zucchini and red onion.

Using your blender or food processor, chop the vegetables up into small bits, make sure not to go to far and make it a paste but you want pretty small bits.

Add your chopped vegetables into a saute pan which has been misted with olive oil. Add in your minced garlic and balsamic vinegar and cook until the vegetables have softened and most of the vinegar has disappeared.

Take the sauteed vegetable mixture and stuff your mushrooms

Bake the mushrooms at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the mushroom cap has softened, they will probably give off a little liquid.


Be sure to check out part 2 of your Valentine's Day menu Soy Ginger Marinated Halibut on a bed of Oriental Slaw and part 3 Chocolate Panna Cotta


  1. These look amazing and so easy!!! Also because they are pretty much just veggies we can have as many and as often as we like, right?

    1. Kelly, yes I believe so, vegetables are unlimited on PINK


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