What’s Happening Today – October 7, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife —
The ocean. The waves, the breeze, the sound, the sand – there’s something so therapeutic about spending time at the beach on a warm sunny day. Even though summer is over, a get-away to the beach is something that, for a lot of families, is always welcome. An organization called the “Believe in Tomorrow” Foundation makes that “get-away” possible for families with children battling life-threatening illnesses. Lisa sits down with the organization’s director to learn more about the effort and how we can help.
It’s Wednesday and you know what that means, it’s time to talk wellness. We kicked off our “Wellness Wednesday” series in July and since then, we’ve covered a wide range of topics, all relating back to addiction and recovery. When you think about all the different facets of what those struggling might be facing, you may not think about reproductive health. But, the Worcester County Health Department does. Today, we learn about the services available to both women and men.
What freaks you out? Personally, it’s clowns. For others, it’s spiders, snakes or rats. We don’t mean to give you the heebie jeebies, but we want to bring your attention to the guy who takes care of these creepy crawlies. Jay Wilkins. He’s the guy you want on your side – if or when – you come across these critters. 102-5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus learned that lesson quickly, when he visited Wilkins Wildlife and Bedbug 911.
If you hear the title, “The Boy Who Loved Butterflies, But Hated Caterpillars“…does it spark your interest? It’s an animated children’s book and here to talk about it is Author, Tim Lee and Composer, Kent Lee.
You hear the beat…”I’ve got sunshine..on a cloudy day..” You know the song. “My Girl” by The Temptations. The groups first number-one hit. The song that would pave the way for a life full of Grammy awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and numerous inductions into Halls of Fame, including The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Founding, and only surviving member of the original Temptations, Otis Williams is here. He’s brought along his grandson, Trace Austin, who is a budding artist on the music scene. They’re talking life and music. They also perform “My Girl” for us.
Our recipe for one-pot Classic Chicken Fricassee is the perfect amount of homemade and hearty. Made with fresh veggies like celery, onion, carrots and mushrooms, this recipe will having you reminiscing on the good ole’ days. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 1 (4-pound) chicken, cut into tenths (each breast cut in half)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
- 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
What to Do
- Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish and coat chicken evenly on all sides.
- In a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and heat oil until hot; brown chicken on both sides. Remove chicken from Dutch oven.
- Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in Dutch oven; add carrots, celery, and onion, and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, thyme, garlic powder, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Bring to a boil.
- Return chicken to Dutch oven, add mushrooms, cover, and simmer over low heat 40 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center.