Earthy Shiitake Chicken Pasta

  • 6 ounces linguine pasta
  • 8 ounces fresh sliced shiitake mushroom caps (stems removed) (2 packs)
  • 2 large cloves fresh garlic smashed and chopped
  • 1/2 large or whole small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth for sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth for pasta noodles
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • salt to taste (approximately 1/4-1/2 tsp)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4th cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  1. Saute onion in olive oil over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and continue sauteing for another 2-3 minutes (do not let burn).
  3. Add mushrooms and 1 cup chicken broth for sauce.
  4. Cook until mixture is reduced to 1/2 volume.
  5. Stir in whole milk, and reduce by half again.
  6. Turn off heat.
  7. Add cooked chicken and parmesan cheese.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Stir to mix well.
  10. Meanwhile cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  11. Drain pasta, and toss with remaining half cup chicken broth until coated to help prevent sticking.
  12. Plate the pasta first and then top with mushroom/chicken sauce mixture.

VMWare Workstation 9/10/11 – Install Error 29141

Boy did I have a hard time today just getting VMWare Workstation 11 installed on my Windows 10 system at home.  Over and over again, it’d get part way through and error out with error 29141.

The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 29141.

Lot’s of Googling later I had:

  • Stopped the VirtualBox VMs I had running.
  • Manually audited my registry entries and program files folders for any lingering parts of VMPlayer (which I previously had installed).
  • Removed a linger entry for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vstor2-mntapi10-shared
  • Downloaded RevoUninstaller to ensure everything was truly gone.
  • Manually audited my systems virtual hardware for any VMWare virtual NIC’s.
  • Cleared the temp folder for my user’s profile.
  • Tried a different user’s profile on the system.
  • Temporarily disabled AVG Anti-Virus.
  • Tried installing version 10 and 9 which both exited with the same error.

NONE of these things worked for me.  Ultimately I copied the installer to the root of my C:\ drive.  Created a VMWare folder in it.  Then had the installer install to that directory and store VM’s in a sub folder of that directory.  Shouldn’t have had to do all that, so I’m posting to save others some pain.

Hope it helps.