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We thought it made sense to take a moment to answer some questions that have come up this week in response to some of our stories, and about MNB in general.

  • Email delivery isn’t everything we’d always like it to be, for reasons that we’ll never completely understand. Our goal each morning is to post the day’s MNB between 7 and 7:30 a.m., and then immediately send out the Wake Up Call email to our subscription base. (Sometimes we’re earlier because we have to catch a plane or because of time zone issues; sometimes we’re a bit later because of breaking news.) But if you don’t for some reason get the email, you can still go to the site to get all the day’s news.

  • If you’re looking for back stories or editions you may have missed, those can be found in the MNB Archives, which can be accessed via a button on the top of the home page.

  • If you click on the morning’s Wake Up Call and are sent to the previous day’s news, 99 percent of the time there is a simple fix: just click on the “refresh” button on your browser. This doesn’t occur very often, but it does happen, and that’s usually the best way to update the page.

  • A couple of you have asked the same question, so here’s the answer. An average of 4.5 hours. And at about 4 a.m.

  • We got a number of emails this week asking about our mention of Jim Roxbury, who we described as our ‘Marketing Guy.” Jim is a seasoned advertising and marketing executive with experience working with retailers and packaged goods manufacturers; he’s done everything from work in the store design area to the whole health field. In addition to helping us out by bringing a higher level of marketing savvy to what we do and challenging us to be better at every turn, he’s also developing an outside client base. (On some of these projects we’ll work together, on others, we work separately.)

  • Finally, we got a bunch of emails requesting the recipe for a dish we mentioned earlier this week. Here it is…with our compliments:

    Triple Decker BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

    • 1 Large onion, sliced thin
    • 10 oz. package of mushrooms
    • Emeril’s Essence
    • 1 lbs. boneless chicken breast, without skin
    • Barbeque sauce (we like the Jack Daniels varieties, but any will do)
    • 15 Flour tortillas
    • Butter
    • Shredded Cheddar Cheese (you could also use Monterey Jack or Colby)

    Marinate the chicken breast with BBQ sauce. Grill, and set aside. Once the chicken has cooled, slice it into thin strips and coat once again with BBQ sauce. Sprinkle early and often with Emeril’s Essence.

    In a sauce pan, melt a teaspoon of butter (or olive oil, if you prefer), and caramelize the onions. Once they’re done, remove them from the pan and set them aside. Then, in the same pan, sauté the mushrooms until cooked. (You can add a little olive oil if necessary, because the mushrooms will soak up the liquid. Remove the mushrooms and set aside.

    Coat one side of a large flour tortilla with olive oil and place oiled side down on a cookie sheet. Add sliced chicken , cheddar cheese and drizzle with a little BBQ sauce to taste. Cover with another tortilla. Layer with caramelized onions, mushrooms and more cheddar cheese

    Coat one side of another tortilla with olive oil and cover oiled side up

    Repeat with remaining tortillas

    Bake in a 500 degree oven for 5 or 6 minutes, or until the top tortilla is brown and crispy.

    You can also substitute shrimp, sliced pork or steak for the chicken if you like.

    Goes great with a nice syrah (our old standbys are the Coppola and the Snoqualmie) or a robust beer (Abita Turbodog is our favorite of the moment).

    Feeds a family of five …or one Content Guy and one Marketing Guy.

Enjoy. And have a great weekend.
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