Bacon & Mushroom Spread

3 slices bacon

6 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 tablespoons flour

Pinch salt

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

4 ounces cream cheese, cubed

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Cook bacon in a 9-inch sauté pan until crisp. Remove bacon from pan to drain; crumble and set aside.

Add mushrooms, onions, and garlic to the pan in which you cooked the bacon. Cook over medium/low heat until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Sprinkle flour, salt, and pepper over the top, and cook, stirring, until smooth. Add cream cheese, Worcestershire, and soy sauce, stirring until cheese is melted (At this point it is going to look like glop. Don’t despair; it is supposed to look like glop.) Stir in sour cream, lemon juice, and reserved crumbled bacon. Heat through.

Pour into serving dish; allow to cool 10 to 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Serve the following day at room temperature, or warm 1 to 2 minutes in the microwave.