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I Am Officially In The Twilight Zone

 

What Is Wrong With Schools?

What Is Wrong With Society?

Well at least this time it is not in America.

Yet!

EAG News broke the news.

Fingerprints To Be Used To Track Food Bought By Children

STOURBRIDGE, England – A school is implementing a biometric system to better track what students are eating each day.

According to Opposing Views and other news outlets:

Students at the Redhill School in Stourbridge, England, will have their fingerprints taken so that the school can monitor their diets.

Students will have to press their fingers against a high-tech gadget that will convert their prints into biometric data, noted ExpressandStar.com.

The biometric data will be used to identify each child’s account at the 1,200-student school.

Is there any freedom left any where any more?

According to Catholic theology humans are created and born with free will.

But what God giveth I guess the Food Police and School Personnel can taketh away.
Monitoring What Children Eat While  Rapes of Children Are Willfully Ignored

This nonsense is made worse when last week end I read that for fourteen (14) years authorities, including elected officials and the police, were complicit in the rape of hundreds of school age girls by Muslims in Rochdale, England as well as many other cities in Great Britain and other nations in Europe.

I am officially banished into the Twilight Zone.

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Featured Recipe        Creamy Bacon and Mushrooms Pasta

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If you love bacon you will love this dish. A touch of wine makes it heavenly. It is creamy and divine too.

This is a company is coming for dinner kind of dinner. However, it is also an easy busy night kind of recipe.

The Prep is the most time consuming part of this recipe. Once that is all done it is as easy as 1-2-3.

I used a semi-sweet wine. Normally I prefer dry wine, but this was the only white I had on hand today. The dish is scrumptious with either.

This is what you will need for 3-4 people:

1 pound bow tie pasta *

1 small shallot

1 – 8 ounce package mushrooms

4 green onions

6 thick cut slices bacon

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup heavy whipping cream

½ cup white wine **

½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Salt and pepper to taste.

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* You can use any type of pasta that makes your heart go pitter-pat!

** Can substitute chicken broth

PREP:

Put water up to boil the pasta.

Mince the shallot.

Clean and slice the mushrooms.

Clean and slice the green onions.

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Slice the bacon into about 1-inch pieces.

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Here is what you do:

Cook the pasta according to package directions.

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Fry the bacon in a large sized sauté pan over medium heat.

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When crisp remove from pan and drain on a paper toweled plate.

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If there is more bacon grease than you will need, about 3 tablespoons,  spoon it out into a small container. I always keep bacon drippings in the fridge to use in place of vegetable oil when I cook.

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Add the minced shallot to the bacon grease and sauté until transparent about 1-2 minutes.

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Add the butter and let melt.

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Then add the mushrooms and sauté till tender, about 3-5 minutes.

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When the mushrooms are tender, turn up the heat and add the wine to the mushroom mixture.

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Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.

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Lower the heat and add the cream and cook until thick and bubbly.

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Add the cheese and salt* and pepper to taste and stir into the mixture until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy and thickened.

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* Taste first to see if any more salt is needed. The bacon grease may make the sauce salty enough.

Add in a bit more cheese if the sauce is not thick enough.

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Drain the pasta and divide it on 3 – 4 plates.

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Top with some mushroom sauce.

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Sprinkle with some of the green onions.

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Then top with the bacon.

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Dig in………

Wait for the Ooooos and Ahhhhs.

Bon appétit!!!
Cost

1 pound bow tie pasta                       $1.49

1 small shallot                                  $0.20

1 – 8 ounce pck mushrooms              $1.99

4 green onions                                 $0.34

6 thick cut slices bacon                      $3.50

3 tablespoons butter                         $0.35

1 cup heavy whipping cream              $2.59

½ cup white wine                             $1.04

½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese        $2.00

Salt and pepper to taste.

Total cost = $13.50
Cost per person 3 = $4.50
Cost per person 4 = $3.38

Quote of the Day

Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler

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3 comments to I Am Officially In The Twilight Zone

  • Yeah. You and me both. The world is upside down. I do love the recipe though!

  • Not sure how I missed this post, been in the twilight zone too long myself I suppose.

    There is a saying in African folklore about “worrying about a few ants when the elephants are stampeding”. Seems the food and behaviour police are selecting the wrong priorities.

    Yet another casualty of political correctness.

    The recipe does look delicious.