Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Good: Intentions, Food, Music, & Books
I woke this morning and didn't feel like moving, so I covered up and drifted in and out of sleep. Finally got up, had a coffee, checked the list and added one more item. Then looked outside. Cooler temperatures and gray sky added to my lethargic condition.
After a shower, I felt even more tired and congested (the pollen has been unforgiving) than when I went to bed last night.
Slug was the word of the day. It's how I felt and performed. Haven't left the apartment for anything.
Put on some music, found frozen chicken that was a good candidate for freezer-burn and did a bit of cooking, making up the recipe as I hunted through cabinets for what was available and sounded like it might work; boneless/skinless chicken thighs, can of cream of chicken soup, sliced pepper jack cheese, diced Genoa salami, black olives, white wine, and breadcrumbs. Does it sound disgusting?
As it baked, I sprawled on the couch to do some reading. Or more properly, re-reading another of Heinlein's books and a favourite I've not read in 25 years or more. The smells from the oven say I have a pretty good recipe there. It is cooling and will have a taste as soon as it is at the proper temperature. (That's why I am writing this now. Time!)
Too early for a festive, so I'll busy myself with the arduous task of listening to Eva Cassidy or Sweet Honey, until cocktail hour comes upon me. Yes. It is that kind of day.
Update: This simple recipe is a WINNER! Who'da thunk it? Tender, moist, creamy/cheesy, spicy and (above all) inexpensive. Love it. Fortunately, I made enough for 4 extra servings. Well, if I didn't, the chicken would have gone bad. A win-win for me.
And so it goes.