Part of being a good cook is knowing where to buy great substitutes for homemade things and not being afraid to serve them. Today I want to introduce you to Trader Joe’s Mushroom Turnovers. They are, first of all, delicious. The turnovers are a combination of sautéed mushrooms and onions enveloped in a cute little two-bite cream cheese pastry crust. Second of all, they are easy. They lurk in the freezer until you need them. Then it’s just a matter of putting them on a baking sheet (hopefully a silpat-covered one) and baking for about nine minutes. Let rest one minute, serve with a glass of pinot noir and collect compliments. If you don’t want to own up to the fact that they are store bought, I won’t tell.
A word about food epiphanies … they are an ingredient, tool, technique, or in this case, a food find. It’s those moments when you make a discovery and think "why didn't I know this earlier!" And there you have it. Enjoy!