Let’s talk about all the things you want in a side dish. You want it to be comforting, you want it to be a carb. You feel inclined for it to have a vegetable, just to avoid judgement. Protein is always an added bonus, and if cheese in involved, you’ve got yourself a home run.
I get that you are all lazy sons who don’t want to make more than one side dish, because come on, it’s not like we’ve got all night here. The biggest loser is about to start. Usually, I am just as guilty as the next person about putting a bag salad in a bowl with some ranch and calling it a day. Because, priorities. Why am I spending time making a side dish when I know that at 9 pm, I am going to want peanut butter cookies, subsequently make them, and clearly, mow them?
Saving my energy. Knowing my inner fat kid. These are things I hope you all learn to do via reading my blog. Know your inner fat kid. Save your energy. Invest in statement pieces (quality wine openers, while we are at it, quality wine…)
Anyway, for those of you trying to actually get something other than a bag of chemical washed lettuce on the table, I got your back.
Because this mushroom bread pudding has carbs, veggies, protein, AND cheese in it. Winner winner, bread pudding dinner.
The all purpose side dish.
- olive oil - 4 tablespoons
- onion - 1 cup, diced
- garlic - 2 cloves, diced
- mushrooms - 2 cups, sliced
- thyme - 1 tablespoon, minced
- eggs - 6
- half and half - 3 cups
- gruyere - 1 cup, grated
- parmesan - 1/4 cup, grated
- nutmeg - 1 pinch, freshly grated
- sourdough bread - 4 cups, cut in 1 inch cubes
- salt and pepper - to taste