Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce EatingWell Test Kitchen

The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not too much cream or it can be overpowering, masking the more delicate flavors. Here it contains a bountiful amount of mushrooms and is served over chicken breasts.By EATINGWELL TEST KITCHEN

Total:30 mins servings:2

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and tenders removed (see Tip)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 2 tablespoons dry vermouth, or dry white wine
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, or scallion greens

Directions

Instructions

  • Step 1Season chicken with pepper and salt on both sides.
  • Step 2Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice and adjusting the heat to prevent burning, until brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 12 to 16 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Step 3Add shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes. Pour in vermouth (or wine); simmer until almost evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 1 minute. Pour in broth and cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cream and chives (or scallions); return to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan, turn to coat with sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

Tips

It’s difficult to find an individual chicken breast small enough for one portion. Removing the thin strip of meat from the underside of a 5-ounce breast–the “tender”–removes about 1 ounce of meat and yields a perfect 4-ounce portion. Wrap and freeze the tenders and when you have gathered enough, use them in a stir-fry or for oven-baked chicken fingers.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 Oz. Chicken & 1/4 Cup SaucePer Serving:274 calories; 15.4 g total fat; 4.8 g saturated fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 425 mg sodium. 403 mg potassium; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 25.2 g protein; 548 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 19 mcg folate; 33 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 31 mg magnesium;Exchanges: 

1 Vegetable, 3 Lean Meat, 2 Fat© Copyright 2020 eatingwell.com.

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Use Aspirin In Your Garden, For Real!

How To Use Aspirin In The Garden
March 17, 2020 By Admin

How To Use Aspirin In The Garden

How To Use Aspirin In The Garden



How To Use Aspiring In The Garden:
Take 2-3 pills of aspirin and stir them in gallon of water. Allow it to dissolve completely, then add little amount of liquid soap in it.
Now fill the solution in a sprayer, make sure it is completely dissolved.

How To Use Aspirin For Vegetables?
Aspirin can be used to many vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants, basil etc. using it for your vegetables instead of fertilizers will increase the production. So use it for every three weeks, because salicylic acid in aspirin enhances the natural protection of plants along with growth rate.

Even according to a study of US department of agriculture showed that, fungal diseases of plants can be decreased using aspirin spray. It even helps in preventing infection by blight, which can easily turn them in to mouth.

How To Use It For Tomato Plants?
A fungus is a major problem to deal with especially when growing tomatoes. Aspiring is a wonderful medicine to harvest healthy tomatoes. It even helps in removing diseases and increasing the yield.

Aspirin is also used as a rooting hormone for your tomato plants. To make rooting hormones, take a glass of water and put a tablet in it. Allow it to dissolve completely then coat it on the lower surface of the plant which is to the propagation and leave it for some time. Plant it later.

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This Day In History…April 30th

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

APRIL 30

Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker

On April 30, 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich.

WATCH: Hunting Hitler on HISTORY Vault

Since at least 1943, it was becoming increasingly clear that Germany would fold under the pressure of the Allied forces. In February of that year, the German 6th Army, lured deep into the Soviet Union, was annihilated at the Battle of Stalingrad, and German hopes for a sustained offensive on both fronts evaporated. Then, in June 1944, the Western Allied armies landed at Normandy, France, and began systematically to push the Germans back toward Berlin. By July 1944, several German military commanders acknowledged their imminent defeat and plotted to remove Hitler from power so as to negotiate a more favorable peace. Their attempts to assassinate Hitler failed, however, and in his reprisals, Hitler executed over 4,000 fellow countrymen.

READ MORE: Hitler’s Teeth Reveal Nazi Dictator’s Cause of Death

In January 1945, facing a siege of Berlin by the Soviets, Hitler withdrew to his bunker to live out his final days. Located 55 feet under the chancellery, the shelter contained 18 rooms and was fully self-sufficient, with its own water and electrical supply. Though he was growing increasingly mad, Hitler continued to give orders and meet with such close subordinates as Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler and Josef Goebbels. He also married his long-time mistress Eva Braun just one day before his suicide.

In his last will and testament, Hitler appointed Admiral Karl Donitz as head of state and Goebbels as chancellor. He then retired to his private quarters with Braun, where he and Braun poisoned themselves and their dogs, before Hitler then also shot himself with his service pistol.

Hitler and Braun’s bodies were hastily cremated in the chancellery garden, as Soviet forces closed in on the building. When the Soviets reached the chancellery, they removed Hitler’s ashes, continually changing their location so as to prevent Hitler devotees from creating a memorial at his final resting place. Only eight days later, on May 8, 1945, the German forces issued an unconditional surrender, leaving Germany to be carved up by the four Allied powers.

READ MORE: World War II Ends: 22 Photos of Giddy Celebrations After Allied Victory

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Citation Information

Article Title

Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker

Author

History.com Editors

Website Name

HISTORY

URL

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adolf-hitler-commits-suicide

Access Date

April 30, 2020

Publisher

A&E Television Networks

Last Updated

April 28, 2020

Original Published Date

November 24, 2009BY HISTORY.COM EDITORS

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(Scriptural Tips For Mothering The Motherless) as we are approaching Mother’s Day, perhaps you have taken to another as you would your very own child, even though they aren’t. Still, you can be a scriptural-based mother to them.

Here are five tips from scripture for mothering the motherless.

https://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/mothers-day/5-scriptural-tips-for-being-a-mother-to-the-motherless.html

  1. Don’t Force It
    Romans 12:4-5 says “as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” Becoming a mother-figure to someone will happen naturally if it’s supposed to happen at all.

Ask yourself what motivates you to be motherly. Are you trying to be a godly woman, obedient to the Lord’s will, and sensitive to His leading?

A healthy relationship happens slowly, not by design. At least, it doesn’t happen by our design. God always has a plan for our connections to others. “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18). He reconnected us to Himself through Christ; God also connects us to others through His Son.

  1. Set an Example
    Older women are taught to “be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine,” and “they are to teach what is good.” (Titus 2:3) There are women who teach Sunday School or Bible Study, but also women who model a Christ-like outlook simply by how they act. If a woman observes and appreciates the way you behave, she will be drawn to emulate your example. That’s the silent teaching of motherhood, but also the sort of example any godly woman can set, whether she’s raised children or not.

That nurturing example is also a useful evangelizing tool. Unbelievers are drawn to the light which faithful, honest Christians demonstrate. “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise.” (Ephesians 5:15) Being a light in your community—inside or outside of church—means being in community somehow, so get involved. Watch out for multigenerational opportunities. Talk to your neighbor who has three small kids: is her mother far away? Does she crave adult conversation, companionship, or a homemade casserole?

  1. Be Available
    “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me.’” (Isaiah 6:8) Be ready for God to deploy you where He sees the best fit. If you have spare time, a woman will cross your path who needs discipleship.

If you have extra resources, God will highlight the young family who could use help with shopping and cooking. He might simply call you to encourage a single woman or a one who misses her mom.

If you feel the Holy Spirit directing you to nurture a motherless person who was not on your maternal radar, or with whom you have experienced friction, pray; read scripture; seek trustworthy counsel. If the Word, the Spirit, and a godly friend agree, don’t argue with God. Mothers sometimes have to parent through conflict with their own children—church family can also be challenging.

  1. Be Humble
    The entire church is responsible for the upbringing of fellow-believers. Other “parents” will complement your maternal duties. If you are straightforward, speaking the truth in love, another church “mother” could be the encourager who imparts joy and laughter. Another “parent” might pray over this person on a regular basis, and still others could be called to serve with meals or babysitting.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12) God directs your path. His loving Spirit connects people. You might not be the exalted “mother” in a relationship but one of many adoptive parents helping someone learn about Christ or how to survive through difficulties.

Christ humbled Himself to the Father’s will. He came to serve us, giving His life without expecting a return. He had been rejected over and over. Christ did not exalt Himself but exalted the Father. Remember those motives mentioned above? Mothering the motherless means giving yourself up to Jesus’ call on your life. Just do it, and don’t wait to be honored. Motherhood is rewarding, but you might not not reap those rewards right now.

  1. Accept Love in Return
    Sometimes, it’s easier to give than to receive. If you don’t accept a gift in return, is it possible that your gift was wrapped in pride, or a need to be the hero in a relationship? Jesus is the hero of our story. We must receive His free gift of grace if we are to be saved. Jesus set the example. He washed the disciples’ feet, (John 13) yet He was their Lord. By saying “yes” to a token of thanks, you are teaching someone how to accept a gift, including THE gift of salvation from Christ.

When your adopted son or daughter wants to do something kind, welcome gratitude. They will feel good sending you flowers or taking you for dinner. If this was your own biological child, you would hope he or she would grow up to be generous and grateful, and a satisfying way to demonstrate these traits is for them to say “thank you” in a tangible way. Be vulnerable; accept the gift. Think of it as a token of God’s love for you given through them.

Mother in Verse
“Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me. May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.” (Ruth 1:8-9) Ruth had a mother she could have returned to, but Ruth’s spirit yearned, instead, to become a daughter to the daughterless, giving Naomi a new purpose in her life: mothering a young widow.

We often focus on the godliness of Ruth, her loving sacrifice for the sake of Naomi, and on her very special place in the genealogy of Christ. What we mustn’t forget is the selflessness of Naomi, who was grieving the loss of her husband and sons. She had the generosity of spirit to say to her daughters-in-law “leave me; find good husbands.” Ruth discovered in Naomi wisdom, kindness, and the dedication of a mother.

In Ruth 2:2, Naomi refers to Ruth as “my daughter.” Naomi was even able to offer Ruth protection through “a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing” who was Boaz, Ruth’s future husband. (Ruth 2:1) Although neither woman knew it, they were obediently participating in God’s fulfillment of covenant promise through Christ by genuinely honoring this adoptive relationship.

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Hair Loss, Due To Stress

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Why does stress cause hair loss?
“There’s a condition called Telogen Effluvium, where large numbers of hairs are lost after a stressful experience,” explains Annie Chiu, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in California. Normally, Dr. Chiu explains, hairs only shed when they enter a stage called Telogen, and most hairs are in a constant growing phrase, called Anagen. But when you experience stress or shock, Telogen Effluvium, it “pushes growing anagen hairs into telogen, so you will see a ton of hair loss in a short time,” she says.

How quickly can stress affect hair loss?
Eva Proudman, a clinical trichologist in London, says that significant hair loss can be observed a few months after a stressful period. However, the exact ways in which stress manifests itself are complex and will vary based on the person, says Sophia Kogan, M.D., the co-founder and chief medical advisor of Nutrafol. “Someone who has chronic high stress may notice the effects of a stressful event more immediately, compared to others who may need a major stressor or long-term stress to have a meaningful effect on their hair growth,” Dr. Kogan says.


How common is stress-induced hair loss?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, 50 percent of women will experience noticeable hair loss in their life. Of those, most of them will experience female-pattern hair loss (FPHL), as this affects roughly 30 million women in the U.S. This is different than stress-induced hair loss, but the Cleveland Clinic confirms that stress is a popular cause of female hair loss.

Can you recover from stress-induced hair loss?
This type of hair loss is temporary and almost always resolves in full recovery. However, it may take longer for someone prone to chronic stress to recover than others since their stress isn’t episodic. Ultimately, Dr. Kogan says that shedding stops when stress stops.

How can you stop or slow down stress-induced hair loss?
The first step seems obvious: relieve yourself from stress. But of course, that’s easier said than done. Dr. Chiu recommends yoga, meditation, lavender aromatherapy, drinking chamomile tea before bedtime, and practicing self-care to help to slow down your stress brain waves. Dr. Kogan agrees, saying that combining lifestyle changes with nutritional shifts can be helpful in reducing stress both inside and out. She suggests taking ashwagandha, a botanical that has been clinically shown to help balance stress hormones and build resilience in chronically stressed adults. Additionally, Dr. Kogan suggests avoiding strict diets or cleanses during a particularly stressful time since they could be additional stressors on the body.

What supplements can help stop hair loss and help hair grow back?
Dr. Chiu advises getting the necessary vitamins and nutrients from your diet first, then considering supplements such as biotin. According to one study, 38 percent of women complaining of hair loss have a biotin deficiency, and since biotin helps convert some nutrients into energy, it can help with both hair and nail growth. “I always recommend 500mcg of oral biotin per day to push through the hair loss cycle faster,” Dr. Chiu says. Additionally, she recommends supplements like Nutrafol and Foligain to address overall hair loss. Nutrafol, as Dr. Kogan notes, contains the stress adaptogen, ashwagandha.

Are there any topical products that can prevent further hair loss and stimulate hair growth?
Yes! Look for products with minoxidil, an FDA-approved active ingredient that’s proven to promote hair regrowth with continued use. According to the Mayo Clinic, side effects may include itchiness and skin irritation, so always do a patch test and wait 24 hours to see how your skin responds to it.

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