Certain recent news reports have left me believing there are those among us who are living in the dark, not accepting reality or presenting the facts on some very important issues.

Case(s) in point:

Because of low pay, teachers will leave North Carolina in droves.  Not so.

Cutting regulations will hurt the economy.  Wrong.

Fast food workers strike over minimum wage.  Nope.

North Carolina has the most restrictive voting laws in the country.  Incorrect.

Evidence and research like what we do at the Locke Foundation, looking at evidence and hundreds of studies, may make us look like nerds but we believe transparency and the truth matter.

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I say if the press “reports” the news and leaves the facts and us in dark, we might as well make mushrooms.

So for this Friday’s recipe, is a way to make the most delicious, rich mushrooms like you get in fancy steakhouses:

Don’t Live in The Dark 10 hour Mushrooms

 4 lbs. mushrooms (cremini and/or button)

1 lb. butter

1 750 ml bottle red wine

1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp dill seed

1 tsp. Cajun blend spice (chili powder)

1 tsp. garlic powder

2 Cups water

4 beef bouillon cubes

salt to taste

Clean the mushrooms leaving short stems if desired. Combine everything else in a large pan, cover and use high heat to boil for 3 to 4 hours.  Remove lid and continue to simmer another 4 to 5 hours.

From The Right Recipes by 3rd District GOP

Enjoy the mushrooms, get out of the dark and bask in the light!  – here on The Locker Room, at JohnLocke.org and on carolinajournal.com.