Saturday, August 16, 2014

Roasted Garlic Mushrooms

16 even-sized open cup mushrooms, stalks cut level
3 tbsp olive or coconut oil
1/4 c unsalted butter, softened
3 cloves garlic, chopped very finely
2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 c fresh breadcrumbs

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Lightly fry the mushrooms, cap-side down, in hot oil for 20 seconds.

Arrange the mushrooms in a shallow roasting tin with the stalks facing upwards.

Mix together the butter, garlic, thyme, lemon juice and seasoning. Spoon a little garlic butter on to each mushroom, then lightly press the breadcrumbs on top. Either refrigerate for later use, or cook immediately in the oven for 10 minutes.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day 13

I avoided this post for almost a week, because it just makes me really sad that my trip is over. It makes me sad that I had to say goodbye to a family that I feel like I just didn't get enough time with.

Anyways, Sunday we got up for church. It was an interesting service, not as terrible as I thought it'd be (I was told that they always sing the songs soooo super slow, but they didn't this week lol). Then we went for lunch at East Side Mario's, I finally got to try it! It was pretty tasty :) I had some kind of pasta dish with pesto and goat cheese and roasted bell peppers. It was alright, but I'm just not sure the goat cheese and pesto paired well with the rest of the dish. But it was good, and I was satisfied :)

Then we headed back to the house, and I finished packing my last-minute stuff. Then hung out in the living room with Deanna, she was reading her book, and I started working on my new memoir book I got - Book of Me: A Do-It-Yourself Memoir.

Deanna offered to drive me down to Calgary airport so I didn't have to take the Greyhound, and we could hang out a few more hours. Had I taken the bus, I would've had to be at the depot for 3, whereas with her driving me, we got to the airport around 6ish. Ayren came with us, she hung out in the back seat, and Deanna and I chatted in the front on the way.

It was really sad when we got to the airport. Not gonna lie, as soon as I was inside after hugs and goodbyes, I cried. Not just tearing up, I full out cried. I hated that I had to leave. But, it had to be done. Flights had been booked, and I did need to get home eventually.

The flight was fine. My mom met me at the airport back home, and she gave me a ride home. She had a bag of fruit for me, which was very much appreciated, cuz I was pretty hungry. And it was good to see my mom again, and Abby, whom she brought along :)

Anyways, got in the door, dropped my bags, and crashed into bed.