Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lost Dog, Christmas Cards and New Recipe

The husband and I were laughing yesterday because we couldn't find Sammy.  We knew she was in the house with us, but I didn't see her and neither did he.  We finally tracked her down.

Where's Sammy?
There she is.
It must be tough to be that spoiled.

So, I mentioned in Monday's post that on Sunday while we were decorating our tree I made Creamy Mushroom Chicken over egg noodles for dinner, and I teased I would post the recipe.  Well here we go..the star of that meal...

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  • 1 package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup white wine (I used pinto grigio)
  • 3/4 cup light sour cream (or fat free Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp flour + 3 Tbsp hot water for thickening
  • Olive Oil sprayed from your Misto or EVOO cooking spray
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
These were called brown button mushrooms, but tasted very similar to baby bellas.
Spray a non-stick skillet (preferably one with a lid) with olive oil or olive oil cooking spray and add sliced mushrooms and garlic.  Cover and saute until mushrooms are tender.  Add chicken broth and bring to low simmer, add white wine and allow to simmer for a few minutes while wine reduces.  Add flour wash for thickening, (in a glass add 1 tbsp of flour and then mix using a fork with about 3 tbsp hot water from the tap), be sure sauce is simmering while you add the wash and be sure to stir while you are adding. 

Always have Christmas spatula on hand during the holidays.

Allow to simmer one minute and then add sour cream.  Let your sauce simmer until you have reached desired thickness.  Give it a taste and add garlic salt and cracked pepper to taste.

This recipe makes 4 servings and it comes out to 4 weight watchers points + per serving...and it is delicious.  It is great over chicken and beef.  On Sunday I served it over chicken tenders that I seasoned with garlic salt and lemon pepper and cooked in my grill pan.  Yesterday a did a little beef tender steaks that I seasoned with garlic salt and pepper (also cooked in the grill pan).  I have had the sauce over rice and it's great but last night we had it over egg noodles.  Delicious, especially on a cold evening!

In other exciting news from yesterday evening, I put our first Christmas card up on my new Christmas card holder.  My niece and nephew are so cute.

Have holiday cards started rolling in at your house?  I mailed mine on Monday.  :)


  1. how did Sammy hide herself so well?!? we got your Christmas card, the first one of the year!


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