Thursday, February 1, 2018

Exercise Class, Flu,

My friend came to the exercise class today. She didn't seem to do a lot but she has signed up to come again so that's good. Having done my stint I checked on the old man and then went to bowl. One lousy game, one average!! Gawd knows why. I could understand if the lousy game was the second one, but it usually isn't. One person said it was because I needed to warm up. Maybe.

I have been hearing a lot about flu in the States, but nothing about flu here. I just Googled and apparently it is pretty serious in Canada too. There are 15,500 confirmed cases compared with 9,000 at this time last year. It does seem a lot of the deaths have been with people who didn't have the flu shot. We were talking about this in exercise class and we couldn't remember when we had last had flu. One woman said the only time she had had flu was when she had the flu shot first.

Here's another pretty simple dish. I am not sure why, but I cannot seem to post a picture of this recipe. I have tried all kinds of pictures including some I have  used before but I cannot seem to use them for some reason. So I have posted a picture of squirrels in North Carolina, in our back yard.

Spicy Chicken Breasts

Recipe by: Barbara Radford "This is a great skinless, chicken breast recipe that can be served over salad greens or as an entree! If serving over salad greens, cut chicken into strips and top with your favorite salsa or dressing

2 1/2 Tbs paprika
2 Tbs garlic powder
1 Tbs salt
1 Tbs onion powder
1 Tbs dried thyme
1 Tbs ground cayenne pepper
1 Tbs ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, and ground black pepper. Set aside about 3 tablespoons of this seasoning mixture for the chicken; store the remainder in an airtight container for later use (for seasoning fish, meats, or vegetables).

2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Rub some of the reserved 3 tablespoons of seasoning onto both sides of the chicken breasts.

3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the grill, and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.

Servings: 4

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Source: All Recipes
Author: Barbara Radford

Have a great day


  1. So far we haven't gotten the flu although I've been battling a stomach and intestine thing for the past few days. A lot of the big stores here offer antibacterial wipes for you to use on the shopping cart handles which is a good idea.

    1. I hope you don't JoJo. It doesn't sound funny this year. I think those wipes are brilliant. I tried to get the store I used to institute the same idea but they wouldn't, I forget their reason now.

  2. I never get a flu shot and I've only had the flu twice in the past twenty-plus years. Think I'll continue that trend.

    1. Well I hope you don't Alex, but it is particularly virulent this year.

  3. My granddaughter had her shots, but got ear infections. Now she has pneumonia. So far, I have not been sick this winter. Taking chances with getting the flu versus a vaccine is Russian roulette, imo.

  4. I know I typed a comment, but it disappeared. My granddaughter has pneumonia. My son had a bad case of the flu. I haven't been sick this season. Yay! I think not getting a flu shot is just playing Russian roulette with your health.

    1. I got both comments even if one didn't show up here Denise. Sorry to hear about your family being sick. However, the doctor on GMA keeps emphasizing that people SHOULD get the vaccine. I am certainly glad we did particularly this year.

  5. You should get the flu shot even though I don't think this batch is effective as previous ones. We had our flu season before you (apparently) and the flu needle (although didn't prevent you getting it) did reduce symptoms.

    1. We did Pinky, the docs on TV all say it is better than nothing. It is really bad this year.