Posted by: notdeaddinosaur | January 27, 2008

Sour Cream Mushroom Sauce


  • 1 Copy of TBTAM‘s recipe for Mushroom Strudel, printed out before she corrected the typo, so that it reads “3 cup” sour cream instead of “1/3 cup”
  • 1 shitload of sour cream
  • all the other ingredients in the recipe


  1. Decide to make TBTAM’s Mushroom Strudel for Super Bowl party
  2. Agree that Darling Spouse’s suggestion to do a test run ahead of time is a good idea
  3. Mix dough and refrigerate overnight
  4. Saute chopped mushrooms, salt and pepper in butter
  5. Decide that sweet vermouth will work just as well the dry called for in the recipe, because you forgot to double check before going to the liquor store, which is closed on Sundays
  6. Decide that onion and some garlic will have to do for the shallots, because you forgot to pick up shallots as well
  7. Cook mixture for awhile; notice how quickly it gets mushy; wonder how much liquid left constitutes “mostly evaporated”
  8. Add 3 cups of sour cream to mixture and let cool
  9. Notice how that much cold sour cream cools mixture down pretty quickly
  10. Roll out 1/4 of dough as thin as possible
  11. Decide that TBTAM really meant to roll it out into an oblong instead of a “round”, the better to jelly roll it with the filling
  12. Notice that 1/4 of mushroom mixture is one helluva lot for that amount of pastry
  13. Try to roll it up; just try
  14. Log onto internet; re-check recipe; discover that no, she didn’t really mean 3 cups of sour cream, because now it reads “1/3 cup”
  15. Wonder what to do with pan 3/4 full of mostly-sour-cream and mushroom mixture
  16. Taste it
  17. Discover that it still tastes wonderful, even though there’s no way you’re going to be able to use it as a pastry filling
  18. Serve it over baked chicken and rice you were making for dinner anyway
  19. Enjoy
  20. Accept compliments from Darling Spouse on delicious sauce
  21. Thank your lucky stars that you bought literally twice as many mushrooms as you needed so you can try again tomorrow with the right amount of sour cream and the other 3/4 of the dough
  22. Thank TBTAM for delicious recipe

Thank you, TBTAM.


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