Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon & Goat Cheese; La Poste

Do you fall in and out of ruts in the kitchen?

I was buying avocados regularly for a few years, then had a few that were less than perfect and stopped. Now, once again, I’m buying a few every week or two.

The same with stuffed mushrooms.

I’ve never stopped buying mushrooms, just stuffing them. Mushrooms stuffed with bacon and cream cheese were one of the first appetizers I ever made. They were a staple for years.

And then, not.

When we first moved to France there were (and still are) such lovely cremini mushrooms at the market that I started stuffing them again – every week or two.

And then, not….

I don’t know why.

I’m stuffing them again.

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Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon & Goat Cheese

An easy, 5 ingredient recipe that packs lots of flavor.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: First Courses

Ingredients

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  • 8 large button or cremini mushrooms, 1.5″ (3.75cm) in diameter, cleaned, stems removed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2oz (60gr) soft goat cheese
  • 2oz (60gr) bacon, chopped

Instructions

  • Sauté bacon in olive oil (if needed), medium skillet, over medium heat until crisp.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Pour off all but 2 tsp of fat (if needed).
  • Add Worcestershire to skillet.
  • When sizzling add mushroom caps and swirl / turn to coat.
  • Sauté until light brown, 5 minutes, turning once.
  • Remove and place on a baking sheet.
  • Put goat cheese into a bowl and add bacon. Mix well.
  • Spoon into the mushrooms caps, mounding slightly.
  • Bake in 400F (200C) oven for 12 – 15 minutes, until they are heated through, but before the cheese melts off. Remove and serve.

Notes

I need to add oil to bacon to fry it as the local bacon renders very little fat. I have added ‘if needed’ to the recipe, both for adding and draining.
Watch them so you can pull them out of the oven before the cheese loses it’s shape.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 244
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 417.1 mg
  • Fat: 20.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.9 mg

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Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon & Goat Cheese

Last week, if you recall, my attempt to mail my Christmas packages was quickly dismissed at the post office and I was sent home to do it ‘sur internet’.

So I did – I filled in all the forms, printed out all the documents and then tried to figure out what to do with all the papers.

One page was easy: right on the page it had a dotted line with a scissors, and phrase that said to use ‘scotch‘ to attach it to the package.

The French call all tape ‘scotch’.

That done I tried to figure out what to do with the other pages – 7 pages per package.

I was supposed to put them in a clear envelope and fix it to the package. The envelope had to be resealable so the customs agents could take the papers out, stamp them, and put them back.

Huh?

7 pages?

I googled.

I googled some more.

I made an executive decision.

I trimmed the papers down to the pertinent information – most of them were only half sheets.

Then I went back to the post office.

I put the packages and all the papers on the counter.

The clerk looked at me, smiled and said Bien!

She grabbed the large, clear, ‘customs’ envelope, stuffed in the first stack of trimmed documents, ripped the strip off the back of the envelope, slapped it on the box and done!

She had all 3 boxes finished and handed me my stamped receipts in less than a minute.

I think I like this new system…. (Now that I know what to do)

2 thoughts on “Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon & Goat Cheese; La Poste”

  1. The mushrooms sound yummy! I still can’t seem to find goat cheese here. At least not in quantity and not at a reasonable cost. I did find four ounce packages for $12. That’s a lot of money for me. I think I’ll be reaching out to our local co-op. Prices are getting ridiculous.

    Your post office experience sounds wonderful! Did I mention that ours is less than stellar? So much so that someone got so fed up with it, they set the lobby on fire after hours and ended up doing over $100K in damages. It’s been over a year and still isn’t open because the post office is still repairing it. Our post office leaves a lot to be desired.

    • I use to buy a little carton called Chavrie (or something) that would work for this. So would cream cheese but it melts faster.
      Last winter ‘vandals’ set fire to about a dozen of the yellow La Post vehicles, in the parking lot of the sorting center. The burned out little trucks sat there for about 4 months and the debris from the fire is still there. I never found out if it was random arsonists or a group protesting something.
      When it happened I asked the clerk and got a typical response – a shoulder shrug lol

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