In propitiation, may I offer Italian Marinated Mushrooms (not too original, I''m still fighting off the cobbies to locate Grandma''s secret kitchen diary):
Paprika Parsley sprigs Bread sticks (optional)
Cut mushrooms into 1/8-inch slices. Mix mushroom slices and lemon juice in large bowl (glass or plastic). Stir in oil, onions, 1/4 cup parsley, the garlic, slat, and pepper. Toss; cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Just before serving, remove from mixing bowl to serving bowl, using slotted spoon. Sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve with long, thin bread sticks if desired.