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Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Portobello mushrooms offer so many opportunities to create fabulous meals – like this recipe from food.com. I stuffed these beauties with a ground Italian sausage mixture and topped them with freshly grated mozzarella.  KITCHEN TIP— I keep seasoned croutons on the shelf year round. Put some in a plastic bag, and crush them with a rolling-pin. These will undoubtedly be some of the best bread crumbs you will ever use. They are always fresh and ready to go whenever you need them.  I paired the mushrooms with Cheesy Creamed Spinach  for a wonderful Sunday supper.
SAUSAGE STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS
(2 Servings)
Ingredients:
2 large Portobello mushrooms
olive oil
salt
8 oz. ground Italian sausage
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/8 cup milk
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon basil, chopped
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
dash cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese
grated mozzarella cheese
Preparation:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F and lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. Lightly brush olive oil on both sides of the Portobello mushrooms; then, lightly season the inside with salt.
3. Cook the sausage and onions over medium heat until the sausage is browned and crumbling. Remove from pan and drain.
4. Combine the eggs, milk, parsley, basil, garlic, cayenne pepper/hot sauce in a medium bowl.
5. Slowly add bread crumbs and parmesan to the mixture, stirring until just combined.
6. Add the sausage/onions to the mixture. Season with black pepper.
7. Place on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
8. Top with grated mozzarella, as desired.
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Cheesy Creamed Spinach

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CHEESY CREAMED SPINACH
(4 Servings)
Spinach is considered one of the most nutrient rich foods around. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that provide you with powerful antioxidants. Choose leaves at are crisp and dark green in color for the most nutritional benefit. This recipe (from all recipes) combines beautiful, chopped spinach with cream and cheeses for a wonderful accompaniment to any meal.
 
6 ounces clean fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1/4 cup heavy cream
1  tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced white onion

1-1/2 shredded provolone or mozzarella

1-1/2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Preparation:
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach and cook until wilted, stirring constantly. Remove from the skillet and drain in a colander. Try to squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
2. Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onions; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and stir in the heavy cream. Sprinkle in the provolone cheese and stir to melt and coat the spinach. Once the provolone has melted, stir in the Parmesan cheese and continue to cook and stir until thickened. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.