Welcome to MA’s #QuarantineKitchen

We’re lucky: We live in the woods and I know a morel mushroom when I see one. Or more than one. Been out twice this season and found these:

I would like to go out every day, but the deer love them, too, and my mama taught me to take some and leave some. From what I hear of runs on grocery stores, not everybody’s mama taught them that.

ANYWAY, I halved these, soaked them in salted water for at least 15 minutes, dredged them in seasoned flour, and fried them in a schmear of vegan margarine (’cause we like vegan margarine).

We had some lima beans left the next time, so I threw in some corn and called it succotash. I had bought some polenta, so I fried some of that for bread.

That was mighty good eatin’!

This would probably work with storebought mushrooms, too.

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about something I did make with storebought mushrooms, so hop over and see.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about something under the leaves.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Welcome to MA’s #QuarantineKitchen

  1. Ally Bean

    March 24, 2020 at 7:51am

    Creative dinner. I like it when you can use what you have on hand. I’ve never had mushrooms that weren’t from the grocery store. Impressed that you know how to do that.

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      Marian Allen

      March 24, 2020 at 9:45am

      When we first moved over here, I met a woman who taught me about morels. They’re easy, because there’s no other mushroom that looks like them. Even the False Morel doesn’t really look much like the real ones, so I feel safe with them. The only danger is if I find an abundance and eat so much I get sick. lol That doesn’t happen often.

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  2. dan antion

    March 24, 2020 at 5:24pm

    This all looks good, but I seriously think lima beans are the worst thing to ever pop out of the ground. I’m also not fond of polenta and I don’t like those mushrooms.

    Can I pick out the corn?


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      Marian Allen

      March 24, 2020 at 6:33pm

      LOL! You crack me up. Thanks, Dan — I loved the laugh you surprised outa me? 😀

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