I’m sorry I haven’t stopped by in a while.
I know, I know, it goes against the blogger’s code to apologize for a long lapse between posts. And, I’ll concede that it hasn’t even been more than a week since I last posted. But mentally, I haven’t been here. Actually, I haven’t really been here physically either. Over the past few weeks, I have been in Canada. I have been in Colorado. I have been at the beach. I have been celebrating my birthday (I may be the one weirdo who likes getting older). I have been sleeping in and going out at night. I have been a bum, and I’ve been having a great time.
One thing I haven’t been doing too much of is cooking. Not to say that I’m not inspired, because a whole coffee table covered with lovely brand-new, dog-eared cookbooks begs to differ. I’ve just been a terrible combination of busy and lazy.
But, hey, a girl and her guy still have to eat, regardless of how frazzled they may be. So, I made us portobello burgers with cranberry-Dijon mustard from one of my newest cooking companions, Not Your Mother’s Weeknight Cooking.
I love portobello mushrooms–they’re earthy, hearty, and taste great with most anything. In this case, a tangy/sweet cranberry-Dijon mustard, complete with sauteed shallot and balsamic vinegar. The whole meal takes about 30 minutes to pull together, and is fantastically filling and delicious.
I could see serving this dinner with a side of baked sweet potato fries or red and green cabbage coleslaw. Preferably, on a back porch or beside a pool. And–as always–fireflies are optional, but recommended.