Every year since the kids were little we have a night to do our Christmas decorating and we like to invite the grandparents over and make a night of it with appies and eggnog. You can't decorate a Christmas tree without eggnog. Because things have changed so much for the kids this year and we are making new traditions I still want to keep some of the old ones even if they are tweaked a bit. I am a huge Christmas fan and always had to beg to set up the tree and decorate the house for the beginning of December. Now we did it when we wanted. I may be making the kids Christmas crazy but who cares, its Christmas.
The favorite of the night though, well of Kristina and I's, was the stuffed mushroom caps. I am a huge fan of stuffed mushroom caps but hate to order them in restaurants when I know that I can make them in about 10 minutes at home and they are just as good if not better because I get to choose everything that goes into it.
So here is what I did. I used a package of herb and garlic cream cheese, added some minced garlic, Parmesan cheese and grated cheddar cheese and mixed. I took the stems out of the mushrooms and stuffed them with this mix. Then I added more grated cheese on top and cooked them at 350 for 12 minutes. They were so good, and not to bad for you, compared to the bacon wrapped scallops ;) There are plenty of other great recipes for appies on Life Made Delicious that you should check out! This is what I am thinking about making for Christmas morning, with bacon though of course.
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