Hi! How has it been December for several days already? Someone please help me better understand the passage of time.
It’s fine though, because barreling toward Christmas at this crazy pace means we get to keep making party food and ignore regular meals, right? I do have a few of those coming up for you, but peppered in with snacks and drinks and desserts. These mushrooms in particular will always and forever remind me of Christmas, even though my family never had them. I think this is a total throwback recipe, 80’s or 90’s or something – did you eat these as a kid? My next door neighbors in Japan made these for almost every holiday, and I LOVED them. I think they used Italian dressing and canned mushrooms, no shame in that game, and the chewy mushroom in the tangy vinaigrette was just my favorite thing ever.
I’m all about anything tangy or pickled, and I think these are such a great addition to a holiday party. They’re so light and bright and a perfect complement to the heavier dishes that we have this time of year. They take literally 15 minutes to make and can hang out in the fridge for several days, so the ease-factor is huge here too given how crazy busy we are this time of year.