today marked the official beginning of the Christmas season. I took the day off so that I could attend Brian’s office party and we still have a brunch Thursday, an open house Friday, Christmas around Lake Hart Friday night followed with my office party next Monday. A veritable whirlwind of food and festivities marking pre-Christmas 2009. Lunch today included both ham and a gift exchange – quite an undertaking for a Monday afternoon. But we were able to pick up some fresh wild mushrooms this weekend so we made this absolutely incredible burger for supper tonight. Buttered and toasted bun (my new favorite), turkey burger, a sharp cheddar slice and the ultimate – baby bella, shiitake, cremini’s sauteed with butter, shallot and thyme and topped with smokey chipotle ketchup. Absolutely perfect.