Ramp and Mushroom Toast

Ramp + Mushroom Toast

Ramp + Mushroom Toast

Ramp + Mushroom Toast

Ramp + Mushroom Toast

Ramp + Mushroom Toast

Ramp + Mushroom Toast

Eric and I returned home on Sunday to find a note left by my mom. “I love you,” it said. “We had a wonderful time in your beautiful and warm home.” Somehow she’d found a way to tuck this in our office without us noticing. It was a lovely message to receive after a fantastic weekend. I’d been anxiously awaiting this visit from my parents. For one thing, they hadn’t seen the house. Yes, we sent photos and videos and did our best to describe things in as much detail as we could. But that isn’t the same as experiencing it.  They got to walk around the garden and see all the flowers that have started to crop up these last couple of weeks. They got to meet our neighbors and see what a charming street we’re on.

There was a lot accomplished this weekend, especially in the way of decorating. They brought up furniture that came from my grandmother, who passed away a few months ago. I didn’t know how it’d fit in the house, but I’m beyond thrilled with how it’s all turned out.  It’s nice to have a piece of my grandparents here… especially the two brown leather recliners that now reside in our living room. They were their favorite chairs and every time I sit in one, I’ll remember the hours they spent in them, working on crossword puzzles, reading, or watching basketball games.

My parents took us to get some lamps and pillows and treated us to new sheets and a comforter and a throw to lay on top of the bed (you know… grown up things). And my mom, with her incredible eye, helped us figure out what art to hang on the walls.  In addition to all the errands, we did dinner with Eric’s mom and dad and their partners.  On Friday, I cooked up a storm, even going so far as to make an appetizer for everyone to nosh on before the meal (again… so grown up).  There was wine and scotch and wonderful conversation. And, most importantly, we got to just be together in our home.

Ramp + Mushroom Toast

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  • Lail | With A SpinMay 14, 2014 - 6:43 am

    So glad you had a wonderful weekend. I hope you get to relax a bit after all the errands. Scrumptious toast. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • LeahMay 14, 2014 - 8:27 am

    This looks delicious ~ perfect appetizer!! I know what you mean about having a piece of your grandparents in your home. My parents recently moved out of the house I grew up in and I brought home some pictures and things that I had up in my childhood room. I’m not quite sure where I am going to put them in my house now but just having them here makes it feel more like home.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesMay 14, 2014 - 10:06 am

    Mega swoon. Love, love, love!ReplyCancel

  • Russell at Chasing DeliciousMay 14, 2014 - 11:08 am

    What a delicious recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline @ Shrinking SingleMay 14, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    I love garlic and mushrooms on toast but this just takes it to a whole new super delicious level.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla SugarMay 14, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    Such a yummy recipe! These toasts look great!ReplyCancel

  • TieghanMay 14, 2014 - 11:26 pm

    Toast is the best. Especially with these topping!ReplyCancel

  • Joshua HamptonMay 15, 2014 - 6:29 am

    The toast looks amazing. And your parents are so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • MonetMay 16, 2014 - 12:00 am

    Your parents…I want to meet them and hug them…they are so endearing, just like you. And is there anything better than toasts? Throw delicious and fresh ingredients on good bread and I’m sold. Thank you for sharing Brian.ReplyCancel

  • DeniseMay 17, 2014 - 12:12 am

    Brian, I am loving this grown-up post. I know exactly how you feel. When we bought, suddenly everyone wanted to treat us to grownup things. My favorite is a cowhide rug that my uncle got it. LOVE!

    Great recipe as well, it is perfect for hot night snacky dinners!ReplyCancel

  • Averie @ Averie CooksMay 17, 2014 - 8:18 am

    I love mushrooms, soooo much! I would inhale these :) pinned! And what a sweet post you shared!ReplyCancel

  • KristenMay 19, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Your home sounds so lovely – as lovely as this recipe!!ReplyCancel

  • Norma TorresMay 19, 2014 - 3:02 pm

    A wonderful way to use ramps…love it!ReplyCancel

  • FrancescaMay 19, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    These look so lovely – I love the idea of soft sauteed mushrooms on crunchy baguettes.

    My parents are coming to visit our new home next month – hope we get the same warm fuzzies that you got.ReplyCancel

  • ATasteOfMadnessMay 20, 2014 - 9:59 am

    I love everything with mushrooms. I am now craving toast. YuM!ReplyCancel

  • Arthur in the Garden!May 21, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • [...] Recipe inspired by these Ramp and Mushroom Toasts. [...]ReplyCancel

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