|Saturday Dinner: Spicy Ginger Glazed Chicken|
It was another warm day, with a high of 92F, which was, actually, a bit warmer than what the forecast said it would be. I'm not complaining, even if it was a little humid.
I had thought that I might do some sewing, today, but, I didn't feel like it, so, I didn't! Instead, I relaxed! Cousin V called in the morning and we chatted a bit. Then, I called friend A to check on her. Later in the evening, I had a call from aunt C and afterwards, I called friend R to check on her.
Brunch was an egg salad sandwich. I always cut up a fresh green chili and add it to my egg salad; I think it gives a nice flavor to it. I also made a fruit salad, using up the last banana, the last of the grapes that neighbor S had given me, some blueberries, an apple (saved the seeds to see if I can get them to germinate), and an orange.
I was going to eat leftover rice and fish curry for dinner, but, when dinner time approached, I wanted something different. So, I quickly thawed a packet of four chicken drumsticks in the microwave, then, cooked them on the stove top. I seasoned them with salt and sauteed them with onion and garlic, then, added a little water and simmered them to make sure they were cooked through. Then, I added a heaping spoonful of ginger preserves (from a jar that I had received as a gift), some hot sauce, soy sauce, and lemon juice which made a nice glaze. While the chicken cooked, I cooked some broccoli and frozen corn. More fruit salad for dessert. There are two more chicken drumsticks, corn, and a bit of broccoli leftover for another meal.
Later in the evening, I video chatted with my daughter.
The lights kept flickering on and off, this evening, so I made sure the flashlights were working. One flashlight seems to have a burnt out bulb (I put new batteries, but, it didn't work), so, I will need to replace it. I have plenty of candles on hand and a couple of partial boxes of matches (and two lighters left from a pack of 5 I bought several years ago); I might want to get more boxes of matches, though. I try to keep the emergency supplies replenished, but, it was easier to do so when I used to shop in person!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Phone chats with family and friends
- Online chats with daughter
- Relaxed days
- Microwave ovens
Today's joyful activity was relaxing and taking it easy!
How was your Saturday? Are you prepared for a sudden power outage? Do you have flashlights, spare batteries, candles, matches or lighters, etc.? Do you know where they are kept? Can you access them easily in the dark?