Sometimes I don't know what's in my refrigerator because I don't look before I go shopping. That was the case today. Somehow I ended up with three packages of fresh mushrooms thinking I needed another package. Oh brother. I was going to give some to the neighbor but Gary said make mushroom soup. Since we don't have a penny to spare I did just that. I decided to make homemade cream of mushroom soup. I sliced a big bunch of the mushrooms and half a small onion.
I sauteed the onion and several cloves of garlic and set aside. Then I sauteed the sliced mushrooms in butter and set aside. I added the onion and mushrooms back into the sauce pan and added four cups of water, some chopped fresh thyme, fresh chopped Spanish tarragon, dried parsley, salt, ground pepper, a dash of cayenne pepper and cook it all for about one hour. Then I added half a teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/4 cup of sherry. Shortly thereafter I blended the mixture up in a blender and poured it all back in the pan.
I added one cup of heavy cream mixed with 2 teaspoons of rice starch (gluten free recipe). Cook till thick and serve garnished with a couple of fresh sliced mushrooms. Oh so creamy and delicious. Folks will think you're a gourmet cook with this one. Ha. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.