Thursday, May 2, 2013

Found Our First Mushroom of the Year

It's mushroom hunting season.  Even more elusive than Bigfoot are the ever popular grey and yellow morels.  To find the evasive shrooms the temperatures have to be right.  Something about some rain mixed in with sun and at least seventy degrees.  A science I don't quite get.  And they're only out for a short time.  Two to three weeks is all you get.  Not to mention that you have to find land that hasn't been recognized by everybody else and their dog. 

Hubby and I made a trip to the local park yesterday and delved deep into the woods to find mushrooms.  I knew it was a big fat chance we'd find any because I was positive other explorers had already laid claim.  We don't have the connections needed to investigate other properties.

Five minutes in, Jason found a mushroom.  Wowzers, there was hope after all!  All hope was lost some time later after we'd scoured most of the woods and didn't find any others.

Mushroom are like delicacies in these parts of the woods and a person can make a decent profit if they sell them.  This mama ain't got that kind of moolah, so I was left with the one little mushroom we found. 

Once home, Jason cleaned the shroom and cooked it up.  Being the kind husband that he is, he let me gorge the whole thing.  It was pure heaven!

Someday, some way, I'll come home with a batch of morels and be able to feast on more than a morsel.

Have you found any mushrooms yet this year?  How do you cook them up? 


mail4rosey said...

My aunt and her daughters LOVE mushroom hunting. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm glad you found one! I wouldn't have known it was a morel or any other kind!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Lol so not a mushroom girl.

Mary said...

I have these really reddish things in the yard sometimes and I've seen the squirrels eating them. I always thought they were toadstools, but if the squirrels were eating them, I wouldn't think they would be poisonous. I would have to study it a lot more! LOL