Mushrooms Stuffed with Browned Shallots and Chevre; it was a BIG spider — 9 Comments

  1. I don’t really mind spiders – except in the bedroom. There, they creep me out. I tend to capture them under a glass, slide some kind of stiff paper under the glass, march them outside and flip them into the canyon. You are lucky to have a mari to take care of these things for you! (Mine did too while he was alive).
    I love stuffing veggies! These mushrooms look great – and simple. My kind of dish.

  2. I recommend adding extra wands to the vacuum (to get extra distance) and sucking even the big spiders into the vacuum. Unless they run fast, they are “goners.”

  3. Why are they always in the bedroom????
    The other day I found 5 legs scattered around from what must have been an enormous spider that the cats had fortunately taken care of before it could crawl in bed with us.
    You need a cat. Or maybe you could train the dogs to hunt and eat them?
    Stuffed mushrooms are such a great and versatile dish. Love the addition of chèvre. Thanks for the idea!

  4. I would have screamed too, and asked my husband to take care of the situation. I like stuffed vegetables, though I must admit I have never stuffed mushrooms: time to try, I’d say.

  5. I remember when I was in Greece and the spider in my room was the size of a golf ball….of course I had to take care of it myself or risk having it move in unwanted places in the midle of the night..the book I threw at it didn’t work so had to shoo it out with a newspaper.

  6. it is the cold rainy season here in Mexico City and we have many many spiders but nothing like yours (thank god). maybe next time you can get a photo of the bugger and post it for all of us the creep out over.

  7. Toni, I have an irrational fear of them…. I couldn’t possibly get close to a big one….shudder….
    Zoomie, I don’t know if it would have fit… but I like the idea.
    LouLou, it was on the wall right next to the dog…. worthless creature….
    Barbara, I would have needed a telephoto lens – I couldn’t get anywhere near it.
    Simona, I’ll stuff anything….
    Val, I once lacquered one to the wall in a hotel, with hairspray (back in the day)…. He was still there when I checked out 4 days later.
    Shayne, as to the photo… see above. Hi :-))

  8. I welcome the spiders in our garden – they are eating the annoying insects. I was worried about the spider population in August before we took off for the west coast for 10 days.
    Ha. No need to worry. They were VERY happy in our absence. They’re not quite the size of yours though. They’re only about an inch across.
    I’ll happily deal with any number of your giant spiders if you’ll give me those stuffed mushrooms. They sound fabulous!