Archives for January 2018

Light it Up

Light it UpLight It Up by Nick Petrie
Series: Peter Ash #3
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on January 16th 2018
Pages: 400
Format: arc_pdf
Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Mystery
See it @ Goodreads
three-half-stars


Synopsis


In the newest action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.

Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerable.

Then, when Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he's guarding comes under attack from hijackers and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the incidents mount, he has to wonder: for criminals as sophisticated as these, is this money really worth the risk? And if not, what about his cargo is worth more?

My thoughts on this book

Peter Ash in this third book of the series once again seems to have gotten himself mixed up with some bad hombres while trying to help a friend. The story was clever and original but there was just a little too much violence for my taste. This is an action packed story with Peter fighting for his and his friends lives every moment. While I enjoyed the second book, this book left me cold. The story was good and well plotted and will have an appeal to many readers.

Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dressing

For dinner Jaunary 4th, 2018

Don’t make this very often it is a little different from the usual fare. I have buttermilk on hand so this will be a good opportunity to use it up. Will slice a chicken breast into to tenders and serve with romaine lettuce. Rather than make the blue cheese dressing I will use Lighthouse “lite” dressing.

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Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dressing
Servings: 4
Calories: 288 kcal
Ingredients
  • Chicken:
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders
  • 1 Tbs canola oil
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (1 ounce)
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. To prepare chicken, combine buttermilk and hot sauce in a shallow dish. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in buttermilk mixture, and dredge chicken in flour mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan. Set aside, and keep warm.
  3. While chicken cooks, prepare the dressing. Combine fat-free mayonnaise and next 5 ingredients (through black pepper) in a small bowl. Serve with chicken strips.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 815mg 34%
Potassium 517mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.