A CPA licensed in Pennsylvania, Andrew Muc has nearly a decade of experience in leadership capacities with NRG Energy, Inc. With a passion for cooking, Andrew Muc particularly enjoys dishes that incorporate fresh seafood.
One of the classic shellfish recipes is lobster bisque, which features a rich, creamy sauce that does not need to incorporate dairy to be delicious. To start off the dish, boil the lobster in water and, when it is done, remove the meat from the shell. The shell can then be added back to the water and boiled for several more minutes until an aromatic stock is produced.
The next step is to heat olive oil (instead of butter) in a pan and sauté onions, garlic, and shallots for several minutes, with flour added as a thickener. Sherry is the traditional wine component, but a dry white wine also can be substituted to impart a more delicate flavor. Next add pepper, thyme, and Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce. Once this mixture firms into a paste, add low-sodium chicken broth, tomato paste, and the base lobster stock, simmering the blend for around 10 minutes.
This mixture can be further refined in a blender until smooth, with coconut milk added in place of heavy cream. With chunks of lobster meat the final addition, the result is a savory dish without all the traditional calories.
Andrew Muc, a longtime accounting professional, produces monthly financial results, coordinates general accounting activities, and reviews consolidated debt and equity as accounting manager at NRG Energy, Inc. Outside of work, Andrew Muc enjoys cooking a variety of cuisine. He is particularly fond of shopping for and cooking fresh fish.
When shopping for fresh whole fish or fish fillets, always listen to what your nose is telling you. Good fish has a neutral, often pleasant smell that is reminiscent of where the fish lived, such as the lake, river, or sea. Under no circumstances should it have a bad smell. Regardless of how minimal a bad smell is, it is one of the first signs a fish is rotting. The fish won’t improve by cooking it.
Appearance of the fish is also an important factor. Specifically, the skin on fillets and whole fish must look metallic and shiny. Dull patches indicate the fish is getting old. Similarly, whole fish gills should be a rich red color and the eyes should appear bright and clear. Liquid on the fish is also indicative of freshness, since this liquid becomes milky when the fish is older.
Finally, ask to touch the fish. Not every fishmonger will allow this, but it is helpful when determining the freshness of fish fillets, in particular. When fish is fresh, the meat of the fillet is resilient and capable of springing back after you press a finger into it. If your fingerprint remains on the fillet, the fish is likely not very fresh.
A certified public accountant, Andrew Muc supports a number of Doylestown, Pennsylvania-area charities. Among these, he serves as a volunteer usher for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a major Catholic destination among Polish Americans.
As reported in the National Catholic Register, a family of four has established the John Paul II Project in Kraków, Poland. As part of this initiative, Joseph and Corinne MacDonald and their daughters recently traveled to the United States and brought along one of the saint’s relics, a piece of cloth with his blood on it.
Supported by the archbishop emeritus of Kraków, the US relic tour had stops that included the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, as well as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Visitors to the relic spoke of a sense that John Paul II was “truly present amongst us,” and of feeling that they were heeding a call to follow in his footsteps and strive to become saints themselves.
Leveraging more than 20 years of experience as a senior accountant, Pennsylvania resident Andrew Muc manages accounting systems for NRG Energy, Inc. When away from work, Andrew Muc is highly engaged in his local community. He is an active member of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a Catholic shrine that hosts the annual Polish American Family Festival and Country Fair, which attracts visitors from across the country.
Polish folk dances are at the heart of the Polish American Festival. Three of these traditional dances are described below.
Mazur - The rhythm of this fast-paced dance is best known for its influence on the Polish pianist Chopin. The dance dates back to feudal times when it was performed by the peasantry.
Kujawiak - This romantic dance is characterized by flowing and circular movements. Traditionally, the Kujawiak is reserved for the end of the party.
Oberek - Oberek is a physical dance featuring jumps, spins, and forceful stomps. It is usually performed at a 3/8ths time signature, making it the fastest of all of Poland's national dances.
Andrew Muc, a certified public accountant based in Pennsylvania, is involved with several local charitable organizations. Besides his work as an usher for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Andrew Muc supports fundraising campaigns for his local animal shelter.
Animal shelters depend heavily on volunteers and financial contributions in order to operate. Below are some of the ways animal rescue organization use their funding.
Medical Care - Veterinary bills are a shelter's largest expense. Many of the animals that end up in shelters have been neglected or living as strays. As a result, they often suffer from serious injuries and health conditions such as worms or parasites. Shelters must not only treat all animals before they are ready for adoption, but also provide routine health exams, testing, and sterilization for the animals in their care.
Subsidies - Many shelters also offer discounted or free health care and pet supplies to families who would otherwise put their pets up for adoption. This assistance to families going through economic difficulties helps reduce the stray population and the burden on shelters.
Staff - While the majority of work in most shelters is carried out by volunteers, most organizations employ a small staff to manage the shelter’s finances, coordinate with veterinarians, and hold awareness events.
As an accounting manager for NRG Energy, Inc., Andrew Muc is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the company’s Oracle and Great Plains general ledger and fixed asset accounting system. In his free time Andrew Muc likes to cook, and especially enjoys shopping for fresh fish for his dishes.
When preparing fish, one of the biggest factors that affect the finished meal is the freshness of the fish. These three tips will help ensure you always find the freshest offerings available.
1. Smell - Whether you are shopping for whole fish or fillets, the smell is a solid indicator of freshness. A fresh saltwater fish will smell like brine and ocean water. Conversely, if the fish gives off an overly fishy odor, chances are you can find something a bit fresher.
2. Eyes - When shopping for whole fish, the eyes are often an excellent indicator of freshness. Fresh fish will have clear, somewhat convex eyes. If the eyes are sunken or cloudy, choose a different fish.
3. Gills - The gills of a fresh fish will appear red and slightly wet. If they look dry, brown, or any other color, consider another fish.
An avid sports fan, Andrew Muc counts the Philadelphia Phillies as his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team.The recipient of a bachelor's degree in commerce and engineering from Drexel University, Andrew Muc has worked as an accounting manager with Princeton, New Jersey's NRG Energy since 2004. An avid sports fan, Andrew Muc counts the Philadelphia Phillies as his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
The 2018 MLB season is just getting started, but the Phillies have already made a move to bolster the team's depth in the infield. In late April, the team agreed to a minor-league contract with veteran Trevor Plouffe, who was subsequently optioned to the team's Triple-A affiliate in Lehigh Valley. A first-round selection of the Minnesota Twins in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft, Plouffe has played third base, shortstop, and first base throughout his eight-year big league career and has a .242 career batting average as well as 105 home runs and 376 runs batted in (RBI) through 823 career regular season games.
The 31 year old split the 2017 season between the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays and finished the year with a .198 batting average to go along with nine home runs and 19 RBIs. He's eligible to receive upwards of $1.5 million if he spends any time with the big league club in Philadelphia this season.
The recipient of a bachelor's degree in commerce and engineering/accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Andrew Muc is a Certified Public Accountant and an accounting manager with Princeton, New Jersey's NRG Energy. Away from work, Andrew Muc is a fan of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Philadelphia Phillies.
Prior to the 2018 season, the Phillies agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract with top prospect Scott Kingery. The contract includes three years of team options, which means the deal could be worth up to $66 million.
Kingery’s contract was the largest ever awarded to an amateur drafted player who has yet to play in the majors. However, at the time, Kingery was hitting .392 with four home runs in spring training.
Selected in the second round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft, the 23-year-old played second base in the minors and compiled a .304 batting average to go along with 26 home runs and 65 runs batted in (RBIs) last season in the Phillies' Triple-A and Double-A affiliates. Since making the Phillies, he has played shortstop, second base, third base, and right and left field, and has a .246 average at the plate through 17 games, with two home runs and 12 RBIs.
As accounting manager with NRG Energy, Inc., Andrew Muc coordinates the Princeton, New Jersey, company’s month-end closing process. An avid sports fan, Andrew Muc supports Philadelphia teams such as the Eagles and Phillies.
As the 2018 season commenced in April, all eyes were on manager Gabe Kapler, who was booed in the home opening game following the team’s 1-4 start. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, a major issue centers on the team’s logjam of hitting talent, with first baseman Carlos Santana receiving a three-year contract during the offseason that puts him in direct contention with other stalwarts for time on the field.
From a numerical standpoint, the Phillies have nine batters who should be in the everyday lineup and only seven slots open. With Santana, Hoskins, Herrera, and Hernandez veterans who have established their consistency over the years, five other players, including Scott Kingery, J.P. Crawford, and Aaron Altherr, need the playing time to demonstrate their abilities. With the team still finding its footing, these issues will need to be addressed to create the type of cohesion that leads to championships.
A community-involved certified public accountant, Andrew Muc has held positions such as accounting manager of NRG Energy, Inc., and accounting supervisor of Iron Mountain, Inc. For many years, Andrew Muc has enjoyed volunteering at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and supporting its annual Polish American festival.
Every year, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa hosts the Polish American Family Festival and Fair. Now in its 53rd year, the festival will begin on Labor Day weekend in 2018, stretching from September 1st through the 9th.
Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to experience quality entertainment with music, dancing, and historical reenactments taking place on two stages. Family attractions range from the Polish village to midway rides and games. The festival presents a vast array of traditional Polish and American foods, including golabki, kielbasa, pierogi, potato placki, hot dogs, and chicken, followed by deserts such as polish ice and funnel cakes. Numerous artisans and vendors will also offer their wares at the Shopper's Village.
A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Andrew Muc is an accounting manager at the Princeton, New Jersey-based firm NRG Energy, Inc.