Monday, December 18, 2006

Barley and Mushrooms

Another quick post tonight. I did get called to sub in the library and oh my, what an experience. This library is quite disorganized and in desparate need of some TLC. I think I see a volunteer opportunity! In any case, I kept quite busy all day and didn't have much time for anything to do with cooking or blogging tonight.

I did manage to squeeze in a dinner. This barley-mushroom dish has been on my "to-try" list for a while now. I had intended to fix it as a main dish, but I couldn't figure out what to serve with it, so I fixed a couple of chicken breasts in teriyaki sauce, sliced up some apple and called it a meal.

This dish is pretty easy to prepare, but the slow baking makes for a long cooking time, so it's a dish you really need to start ahead of time. I got impatient and was running late, so after about 45 mintues of baking, I pulled it out of the oven and finished it up on the stove. It's a very pleasing blend of flavors and textures and everyone seemed to like it very well. I can see this one going on our regular rotation.

Ack. I really don't have time for photography these days. If I get a day off tomorrow, I may try again. But I afraid that my blogging will be a bit rushed until the holidays are's just a busy, busy time. As if any of you need to be told that! Edited to add - I did get a chance to update this mushroom photo - that's much better!


  1. Anonymous10:03 AM

    I was looking at this recipe yesterday, wishing I had the mushrooms to give it a try.

    I was thinking that it looked substantial enough to be a main dish with maybe a spinach salad and some crusty bread on the side.

  2. Erika - I think it would be fine as a main dish with a salad, but I just didn't have the fixings for anything that would nicely round out this meal. I'll be eating the leftovers for lunch today............