I’m trying to put these together and I don’t know want lose them and I know I will if I don’t type them up so sorry to overwhelm you…
Chicken with Cremini Mushroom – Port Sauce
4 (5-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (10-ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms
1/3 cup ruby port wine
1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate; set aside.
2. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring until browned, about 4 minutes.
3. Stir together the port, broth and flour in a small bowl until smooth. Pour into the skillet. Add the garlic and thyme; cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and bubbles, about 1 minute.
4. Return the chicken to the skillet, turning to coat with the sauce. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side.
‘F’ is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton – Though this book had some great twists and turns and not things I expected, they were very focused on weight in this book. I enjoyed the suspense though and should have seen the outcome but I didn’t. Nice twist.
Bossypants by Tina Fey – This book was cute. Not as funny as I thought it would be but it was cute. Quick read. It wasn’t a very long book. Would have been a faster book if I hadn’t forgotten it at work on a Monday when I had the Tuesday off…
Dating Dr. Notorius by Donna McDonald- I love series and this goes along with the Dating a Cougar that I read, part of the Never Too Late series. Regina finds love, which is hard for a well known sex therapist. Still a good romance, with a little adult (lots of it) content to go with it.
Dating a Saint by Donna McDonald – The third book in the series, I really do like series. I couldn’t put it down. Lauren had always lived life on the straight and narrow until Jim finally showed some attention to her.
Dating a Metro Man by Donna McDonald – Last one in the series. Some of the men in the books were a little pushy for my tastes, but I did enjoy the series and thankfully, all happy endings at the end of each book.
Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel – This is a typical Danielle Steel book but I love her still! I seem to be reading about a lot of romance between older people (what does that say about me??) though it wasn’t just an older woman’s romance. Three people share a birthday, a mother and daughter and then an ex-NFL player and it’s basically the story of what happens and how they end up sharing their life for the next year.
That makes 40 books read so far this year and I’m about halfway done with my next one already so that will be part of the next blog…
So, I have about two hours to kill and a ton of recipes a friend at work gave me and so I don’t lose them, I’m thinking I’m going to type them all here, so I don’t know how many I will get done, but I’m hoping to get a few in here tonight while sitting at McDonald’s while Brittany is at cheer (I really have no life). Here goes:
Chicken with Wine
1 tablespoon flour
Salt and pepper
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced into 8 cutlets and pounded thin
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
10 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Coat the chicken, shaking off any excess.
2. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the chicken and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, about 5 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter and the mushrooms to the pan and cook, stirring until browned, about 5 minutes; transfer to the plate of chicken. Stir in the shallot and the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add the wine and chicken broth and simmer until reduced, about 5 minutes.
3. Return the chicken and mushrooms to the pan, add the thyme and cook, turning to heat through; season with salt.
So I might be closer to having to make a decision about moving to Pennsylvania, if that option is still available anyway. Christina has gotten a job and has given her two weeks and they are replacing her with someone down in Pennsylvania. Peggy has a second interview with a company where a friend of her works, so that pretty much seals the fate for Jean, Phil and I. I don’t begrudge Christina or Peggy anything, good for them for finding something, but I am not sure what I’m going to do myself. I haven’t really started looking. I don’t have a resume because I didn’t want to leave. As stressful as my job has been recently, I love my customers and didn’t want to leave any of them. Next week at the Foxwoods show hopefully will answer a couple of questions for me. Very soon I might get a much needed, but not afforded vacation. Here’s hoping that the severance is still what was promised back when they closed the Leola office. Will need that.
And the next blanket in my growing line of blankets is done. This is for my friend Julie’s daughter who is due in January. I wish you could feel how soft it is! I used a different fabric on the back instead of a sheet to make it as soft as I possibly could and it is so soft! I want to keep it for myself!!
Though we didn’t stay until the festivities ended, it was still fun to hang out for a bit! Costumes were great on an 80′s themed night at the Leeber’s.
I am having so much fun making these! I love the backing for this one!