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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Morels for Lunch

Yesterday, my husband decided to walk around a couple of our farms. On one of them, he found a tasty treat—morel mushrooms! If you aren't familiar with morels, there's info on The Great Morel website.


I'd thought it was a few weeks late in the season for morels, but the ones he brought home looked fine. I decided to saute some in butter for today's lunch. First I trimmed off the ends of the stems and washed the morels. 


Then I drained them . . . 


  . . . and sliced them.


I had some kale (my favorite green vegetable!) that I'd picked yesterday and figured that would go well with the morels and some organic ground beef I had baking.


While the kale steamed and the beef baked, I sauted the sliced morels in butter.


This is what I had for lunch today—bunless cheeseburgers (I'm diabetic and gluten-intolerant so no buns for me), steamed kale, and sauted morels.


Tasty, very tasty. Be warned, though. Once you've eaten morels, it's hard to go back to regular mushrooms.
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