Hosting a picnic is a wonderful way to
entertain. A picnic is great way to make any occasion a little more memorable.
There are many advantages:
1. You don't have to go crazy cleaning the house...who will see it?
2. No day after mess!
3. You can't upset your neighbors with noise.
4.You can entertain anytime, anywhere.
5. If your space is to small to accommodate a crowd...the sky is the limit with
4 t. olive oil
3 C. chopped onion
2 garlic cloves minced
1 lb. fresh mushrooms sliced
1 t. thyme
1 t. rosemary
1 t. sage
1/2 C. herbed stuffing mix
1/2 C. parmesan cheese
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
2 C. ricotta cheese
1/4 C. fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Saute onions and garlic in the oil until onions are soft. Add mushrooms and
seasonings and cook until the mushrooms begin to loose their juices. Allow to
cool for 5 minutes and add seasoning mix.
In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, parmesan and ricotta cheese. Add
the mushroom mixture and process until mixture is smooth. Add salt and pepper to
Butter a 2 quart mold and place a sheet of wax paper on the bottom. Pour in
mushroom mixture and tamp down to remove any air bubbles.
Bake 1 hour 15 minutes at 400°F. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Cover the
top and place weights on top. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
Serve with crackers and vegetables.