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I just made the best dinner ever!  I got the idea from a Whole30 blog I follow, MyWhole302017, and decided to add my own twist!  So they’re called Portobello “Pizzas” because it’s kind of impossible to pick up the mushroom and eat it handheld, so you have to use a fork and knife.  But it’s the thought that counts, right?!


It was pouring all day long today!  You know what they say about April Showers, though!!  My mom and I had a crazy day.  I cleaned out my closet and completely restocked my nearest Goodwill, and then my mom and I started painting the stairway to our basement.  We may be some of the artsiest people you know, but we are probably two of the unluckiest as well.  It was a s#!% show.  We had a lot of fun together, though, and that’s all that matters.  (Even if half the stuff coming out of our mouths was R-rated.) I decided to ditch the effort and make dinner.

What you need:

1 package ground Italian sausage

one bell pepper, chopped (I used red)

one yellow onion, chopped

1 jar pizza sauce (I just used Wegman’s brand)

Portobello mushrooms

Vegetable oil

Garlic powder

Italian Seasoning

The process:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  I started by browning the Italian sausage in a large frying pan.  Add in the onions and peppers when the sausage is almost completely brown.  Pour in the pizza sauce, mix thoroughly, and put a lid on.  Turn the temp to low and let sit for 12 minutes.  Cover a cookie sheet in foil, and lay the mushrooms down with the stem facing up.  Pour vegetable oil over each mushroom, and sprinkle some garlic powder and Italian seasoning over them.  You can also pour oil and seasoning on the other side of the mushrooms before laying them down.  Once the sauce is cooked, spoon it on to each mushroom.  I piled it pretty high and packed it so the sauce would soak down into the mushroom.  Bake for 18 minutes.


I topped off the meal with a leftover salad and some berries, and bon appetit!  It was delicious.

My mom and I are currently watching Grey’s Anatomy and we are excited for tomorrow because my dad comes home from Europe and my Nana is coming up from D.C.!!

Hope everyone’s weeks are going well!!

Fondly, Emily


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