Why is it that what is supposed to be the first bite you eat is usually the most forgotten one? Appetizers usually consisted of a cheese ball, veggie tray, or my personal most hated food on planet earth clam canapes growing up. I find that as I get older I’ve become a bit less set in my ways, but daydreaming of ways to make things different. I fall into the usual routine of making the same 10 meals for dinner, honestly I don’t know if it’s habit or if I just really like them that much. So Appetizers are a wonderful way to break out of the food rut and enjoy something new without wasting a lot of time, energy, or ingredients. A mushroom tart is what I have prepared today, and from start to finish it took about 15 minutes. So I hope you give something new a try this week, even if it has nothing to do with food, you just never know it could turn into your new favorite thing…
goat cheese mushroom tart
1 sheet puff pastry
5 large button mushrooms sliced
1/2 an onion chopped finely
4 sprigs of fresh thyme (take the leaves off the stem )
2 oz herb flavored goat cheese
1 T. butter
– using a small skillet melt 1 T. butter. add in sliced mushrooms, and onions and saute until tender. add in fresh thyme.
– using a cookie sheet, place thawed puff pastry on sheet. you may leave pastry whole or cut into desired shape. (I decided to cut along the trifold to make a long rectangle shape.) prick the puff pastry with a fork to make small vent holes, about 20 times.
– place sautéed mushrooms and onions on puff pastry in a thin even layer.
– crumble goat cheese on top of onions and mushrooms.
– bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
– serve immediately and enjoy.