There's not much work involved in this meal. The bratwurst sort of takes care of itself, cooked on my grill pan, plopped on a whole wheat bun, and slathered with mustard. I had an hankering for some sauteed mushrooms,and that was where my real interest was focused. I can't remember exactly when I first had mushrooms fixed this way, but I do remember that I loved them. It's just mushrooms, sauteed with a lot of garlic, in olive oil, and tossed with chopped parsley. I do get carried away with the garlic, but it tastes so wonderful with the mushrooms.
Choose mushrooms that you like. I used 1 pound plain white mushrooms, but others are fine too. Wipe them with a damp paper towel and slice or quarter them. Put about 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet and heat until hot, add a lot of minced garlic. I used 9 big cloves of a very peppery garlic, and added a pinch of crushed red pepper and freshly ground black pepper. Cook the garlic for about 1 minute and then add the mushrooms and stir them around with the garlic until the mushrooms have cooked the way you like them (5 to 10 minutes usually). Part of the fun is to pull out a mushroom occasionally and eat it. When it's ready, toss in some chopped herbs ( I used parsley) and serve as a side dish or add it to couscous or pasta. Kiss a lot of people, to share the wonderful garlic aroma.