Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nuclear Threat, Hurricanes, Bowling

Yesterday it was sand, today it is Kim Jong-Un. A comment was made yesterday that the dredgers should take the sand from North Korea and maybe it would disappear. It seems to me the US has got enough disasters to cope with at the moment without having threats from that idiot. Not sure who said it, but they said he was "begging for war". Seems like it doesn't it?  If we end up with a nuclear war we may not have to bother with the shortage of sand or anything else. Is he really such a fool?

I got a message today asking me to pray for Texas. I don't think that will help much now. It's donations they need. And there is another hurricane likely to hit Florida and/or the east coast of the US. Irma is already a Category 4. The emergency services will be stretched to the limit if this one hits. God help America.

Today we go back to our 'home' alley and I am wondering how I will do on the wooden lanes, albeit totally redone, after the synthetics where I bowled so well. Our senior's league doesn't start til the 11th as being a Monday league, we have to miss Labour Day.

I saw this recipe  over the weekend and liked the look of it so will try it out tonight I think. I have to buy a few things, I'm out of mushrooms and have no asiago cheese although I do have Parmesan. Kevin Lynch comes up with some excellent recipes, but I am not sure he ever worries about calorie content on any of them,

Chicken and Mushroom Skillet in a Creamy Asiago and Mustard Sauce

Quick and easy chicken and mushrooms in a creamy asiago and dijon mustard sauce.

2 Tbs oil or butter
4 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp thyme, chopped
1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
1 Tbs grainy mustard
1 Tbs dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup asiago cheese, grated

1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium-hight heat, season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste, add them to the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4-6 minutes per side, before setting aside.

2. Add the mushrooms and onion and cook until the mushrooms have released their liquid and it has evaporated, about 10 minutes.

3. Mix in the garlic and thyme and cook, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

4. Add the wine and deglaze the pan.

5. Add the broth and cream, mix in the mustards, season with salt and pepper to taste, add the chicken, bring to a boil and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

6. Mix in the asiago and let it melt, remove from heat and enjoy!

7. Option: For One-Pan: Make this a one-pan meal by adding 8 ounces of pasta and 2 1/4 cups broth or water (or 1 cup of rice and 2 cups broth or water) to the sauce in step 5 and simmer, covered, until cooked, about 12 minutes (or 20 minutes for rice).

8. Option: Cook the mushrooms longer, until the start to caramelize, for even more flavour.

9. Option: Add 1 tablespoon white miso paste by mixing some of the hot pan sauce into the miso in a bowl before mixing it back into the pan sauce just after you remove it from the heat.

10. Option: Season with soy sauce instead of salt or miso.

Servings: 4

Author: Kevin Lynch
Source: Closet Cooking

Have a great day


  1. One of my culinary instructors suggested using condensed milk in place of heavy cream in recipes. Might lower the calories some.

    1. Never heard of that one Denise. I wonder if it would alter the taste much.

  2. I have enough crap going on in my real life to worry about N. Korea, although it does scare me if I think about it too long. I really hope the USA doesn't get hit with another bad hurricane in FL.

    1. If he starts lobbing A bombs at the US JoJo, you won't have to worry about the crap in your own life. I am afraid Florida is definitely in the path of Irma.

  3. So much of the world is struggling with storms and flooding. My heart goes out to thosr affected in Texas but the damage and loss of life in Asia is even greater and more horrific,

    1. I hate to confess it Helen, but I have missed out on this. What is happening in Asia. Guess I should google.

    2. Oops, how come I missed this. 1,000 dead due to flooding and monsoon rains. I found a site with pictures. Horrible conditions. Thanks for drawing my attention to it Helen.

  4. That fat little brat...I bet if some General just went over there and gave him a slap across the face, he would start to cry and give a temper tantrum. This would earn him another slap and then he would behave...the little '@&/$! This recipe sounds really good. I have to mark this one down

    1. Hey, lets go and give him a good slap ourselves Birgit.

      I thought it sounded good too. Now have all the ingredients but will leave it til tomorrow night.

  5. I just wish Trump would stop tweeting about what he's going to do to North Korea. I'm very glad I don't live in South Korea. How must they be feeling?

    1. It doesn't seem right to me to have the President Tweeting all the time anyway Pinky. Never thought of South Korea, if I'm nervous in Canada, how nervous must they be?

  6. I have missed out on this. What is happening in Asia. Guess I should google.