Diva Tasting-Chicken Mushrooms in Cream Sauce

Chicken with Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Butter, or as needed
  • 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Cremini mushrooms Sliced
  • 1 Med Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cups Chicken stock, divided
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose flour, or as needed
  • 2 Cups Plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 Oz Cream Cheese, cut into pieces
  • ½ Cup Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Lb Roasted Chicken, chopped

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute mushrooms and onions in hot butter until soft and caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  3. Gradually sprinkle flour into mushroom mixture; cook and stir until light golden brown, about 30 seconds. Add remaining chicken stock to mushroom mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir yogurt, and sour cream into sauce; add cream cheese and stir until cheese melts and sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Fold roasted chicken into sauce and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes more.
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Diva Tasting-Turkey Mushroom and Cream Sauce

Turkey Mushroom and Cream Sauce

Serves 6

2 Lb Turkey Cutlets

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

4 Tbsp Butter divided

1 Cup Chicken Broth (organic)

¼ Cup Lemon Juice

½ Tsp Ground Black Pepper

½ Tsp Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt Ground

1 ½ Cup Sour Cream

1 ½ Lb Cremini Mushrooms Sliced

In a large saute pan brown the cutlets in ½ the butter and the oil. Remove and let drain on a paper towel. Keep warm in a 250° oven safe pan.

In the same skillet de-glaze the with the chicken broth, remaining butter and lemon juice, add mushrooms. Simmer on medium to reduce for about 10 minutes. Add sour cream and fold in until heated. Plate the turkey and serve the mushroom/creams auce over or in a gravy boat.

Serve with Roasted Green Beans and Wild Rice.

Is It Just Me?!!-Karma or Krazy

Are you ever awakened before the alarm goes off with a feeling of sadness so deep you feel you cannot lift your head to get out of bed? You know there is no know  reason for this to be happening, yet there it is; weighing you down.

I usually begin to meditate immediately to get rid of it.  But my busy mind is full of the dust bunnies in my attic rolling around and keeping me from emptying my mind.  Is this punishment by the Karma Cops or am I finally one toke over the line Sweet Jesus?  Am I reaping the harvest for my wild past as the Karma Cops always say…or have I filled my sub-conscious mind with so much crap it can no longer process happy, normal thought of light and wellness?

Bottom line…it doesn’t matter!  You choose your thoughts and the responsibility is yours to choose the next one, and the next one.  You are responsible to make it one of gratitude, joy, peace, or whatever wave of thought that would set things straight for you.

Sing, do a dance of joy, hug a fur baby (if you are blessed to have one).  Pick a trigger; a thought that will shift your dark energy to a light and lovely one that will make your day.  Key Word RESPONSIBILITY ! We do not get to blame others or the world because we will not focus and clean out the dust bunnies in our attic.

Accept the responsibility that is ours…pray, meditate and focus on joy.  Practice makes it better each time you choose wisely.  I’m going to go meditate and now. Then I’m going to enjoy this day the Universe has made…. full of wonderful possibilities…. I Choose!

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Ramblings-Abundance/Priorities

As so many delightful crones we are, at times, abundance challenged.  I’ve been saving for a new TV for a year.  This week I had to take one of my very sick furry babies to the vet and I explained we needed to limit tests as I am on SS and my check won’t drop for 2 weeks.  $400.00 later, I used the TV money, and they could tell me nothing except his blood work levels and that that could mean anything.

Then joy of joys my family invites me to visit for my oldest grandson’s third birthday.  Another $400.00 later I am booked on a long flight for 4 days to celebrate this occasion. The priorities being met the TV can wait… in the knowledge all crones and divas have… that the Universe will provide in spite of all setbacks.

Now I sit back and enjoy my fur baby, Benjamin, while I still have him and ignore the stressful long flight that will bring me to the home where we will celebrate my grandson for another year of the joy he brings.  In the end it is all about the “real priorities” isn’t it?

May your priorities be joyful and your challenges be few.  With love and light from us.

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Tastings- Chocolate Cookie Bars…

Magical taste treat and so easy to make…..

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Into bottom of 9 x1 3 pan pour melted margarine. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over melted margarine, chopped nuts over crumbs, then distribute chocolate chips over nuts. Add the coconut and pour milk over all.
  3. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Cool 15 minutes before cutting into finger length bars.

Diva Tasting- Holiday Dessert

S’Mores Cookie Bars for 30

Graham Cracker Crust for Bar Cookies

This Recipe is for 30 (made in a 13” X 18” Jelly Roll Pan) You may halve the recipe for a 9” X 13” standard cake pan.

Oven 350° Serves 30

1 Box (14.4 oz) Graham Crackers Crushed

1 Cup Sugar

½ Cup Sweet Butter Melted

1 Lg Egg

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Place Crumbs in a food processor with butter, egg, ½ tsp Salt blend until mixture is crumbly. Press into a greased 13” X 18” Jelly Roll Pan. Bake for 9 minutes until crust is set.

Filling

2 Sm. Bags Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

When you remove the crust from the Oven place the chips evenly over the hot crust to let them melt. Set aside as you make the topping. If you wish to melt the Chips even… more place in a 300º oven for an additional 4-5 minutes until melted then cool while you make your topping.

Topping

1 8 oz. Cream Cheese

½ Cup Greek Yogurt

1 Tub Extra Creamy Dessert Whip Topping

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Powdered Sugar

Place all of the topping ingredients in a large bowl and beat at low speed until combined.

Spread on the cooled chocolate bar base. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and remove and serve.

Diva Musing-Holiday

HOW DO YOU HOLIDAY?

As many crones, this holiday…I’m alone as usual.  But I have a menu planned for myself and the fur babies.  I will watch movies that make me happy and celebrate the millions of military personnel past, present, and future that have given me a world of freedom in which to dwell.   

I am so grateful for the Flag of Freedom I use to live under, but that soon. will no longer exists.  However, I will focus on enjoying it while I can. Freedom is the fireworks of our soul! It is the Hot Fudge Sunday while we watch the fireworks.  It is hard fought, forged in courage and love of God. Our children’s children will never know that warm feeling.  

Celebrate with family. Fire up the BBQ, take a picnic, take a nature walk or just “vegge” with loved ones and enjoy… be patriotic while you still can.  In the world of impermanence enjoying each moment is so very important.  

Hold those feelings and cerebrate each holiday though the year by making it special to you and your family’s memories.  

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista