Wednesday, February 11, 2009

feeding the birds

It's 63 degrees at 1 p.m. and I just grilled some boneless chicken that had been languishing in marinade for two days in the fridge. Bill was getting really concerned about that chicken and when it might get grilled. He kept updating me on imminent rain today.

The reason the chicken sat so long goes back to Monday's M-TV-E (major TV event.) We're still getting used to our freedom to go shopping and out to dinner on a moment's notice. In fact, we waste many opportunities to do so simply because we're still shedding 25 years of responsible behavior: diapers, feedings, naps, scout meetings, orthodontist appointments, baseball and soccer games. Somewhere in our psyches lingers the nagging thought that there's something to hold us back from impetuous outings.

So. After the M-TV-E, we used a gift card at The Cheesecake Factory for a scrumptious meal. Those folks really put out the food. So much, in fact, that we had a second dinner out of it. Thus, the poor chicken was still waiting.

So I grilled today, at lunchtime so as to miss the imminent rain. The chicken will make a fabulous salad tonight, along with the potato salad I made two days ago. Amazing how little food it takes to sustain us.

The empty nest. It's turned our eating habits bird-like.


David said...

And what better food for a couple of old birds than...chicken?!?!?

You people are sick!

Dan said...