While the water was heating up I cooked the mushrooms until they were browned and then added some garlic and onion to the sauté. When the onions had softened I turned the flame to low and waited until the pasta had about 4 minutes to go. At that point I added the broccoli and cooked them with a little pasta water. John dumped the orecchiette into the mushroom mixture and I stirred all together along with some additional reservation pasta water for a moment or two. At that point we filled our bowls and sat down to enjoy a delicious dinner.