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Subject: VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR USAJOBS ACCOUNT....
A notice on USAJOBS states they recently learned their technology provider (Monster) database was illegally accessed and certain contact and account data were taken, including IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers and some basic demographic data. The information accessed does NOT include resumes. The accessed information does NOT include sensitive data such as social security numbers or personal financial information. In order to help assure the security of your information, you may soon be required to change your USAJOBS password upon logging into the site. Please follow the instructions on the site. It is highly recommended that you be proactive and change your password yourself as an added precaution.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce
· 1 teaspoon dried basil
· 1 teaspoon dried thyme, ground
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 3 cups mushrooms, sliced
· 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
· 1 tablespoon olive oil
· 1/4 cup white wine
· 1/2 cup heavy cream
· 1 tablespoon cornstarch · 2 tablespoons cold water
Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to flaten.
Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt, basil and thyme. Using a large saucepan over low heat, sauté chicken breasts in olive oil until juices run clear -- approximately 10-15 minutes. Turn heat off, cover with lid and allow chicken to remain in pan for 10 minutes.
In a small saucepan sauté mushrooms in olive oil. Add minced garlic and wine. Remove chicken from large saucepan to a plate.
I picked up a 1# cello package of whole mushrooms (according to conversions, 3 Cups = 10 oz.). I used 2 large cloves of garlic, think a 3rd would have been better (fresh garlic isn’t bitter, remember that). I doubled up on the wine and cream. I didn’t have corn starch so I substituted with Wondera Flour. Substitute for corn starch is 1 to 2. So I used 4 Tablespoons Wondera and 4 Tablespoons water. Also, everything cooked in the same pan, so as the chicken finished (several rounds) it went into a Pyrex pan in the oven at 170 degrees.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Some of you know that I work at a help desk (IT Department). Some days are just plain crazy here and we need help keeping our sanity. Thank heaven for email friends. Occasionally I will get sent a "pick me up". The timing on this one was perfect and it's way too funny not to share with ya'll.
The down side to winning the lottery:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I come in the door from work to be handed a glass of wine and told that dinner was nearly ready. Huh? I nearly go back outside to double check the house number. What happen to the birthday person being catered to? Ends up he feels badly about the fact they (he and my son) were busy mounting the new tv while I cooked half of my birthday dinner 9 days ago. He has also taken care of dishes and a load of laundry before I got home.
Now to the gifts that weren’t suppose to have been.
First my daughter (aka #2) leaves a gift and card on the kitchen counter, right where dad will see it when gets home from work. It is a 3 pack of Dallas Cowboy Christmas ornaments. Next, my son (aka #1) comes home from work, bringing the office with him. His 18 wheeler cab is parked out front. He gives dad a 3 pack of Texas Longhorns ornaments.
I comment how no one seemed to have listened to his wishes and he gruffly answers “yeah”. With that, I hand him my wrapped package. Now he is really mad and I tell him to just open the package. He is moaning and groaning and then he sees what he got. He is ecstatic. I have given him what has to be one of the top ‘male’ movies ever.
“Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles”