July 31st, 2003

"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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Laura came to visit me today, which was nice, especially since I was kind of lonely (I have my feline companions, but I also appreciate conversation). Later, I watched "Lilo and Stitch" but just stared at the screen. I usually have strong emotional reactions to that movie, but not today. Must be the medication. I haven't had any random mood swings in days, and I feel blank and uncreative. However, I feel like a dark cloud that hung over me just evaporated. I've been semi-productive instead of just lying around the house all day. Well, I do plenty of lying around, but it's mostly just cuddling with Moccasin. He may be a little terrorist, but he's my baby, and he's a snugglebug. I haven't even been able to write in the past few days - there's no inspiration. Of course, I'm probably also burned out from Alpha - last year, I didn't write for a week or so, but I did a lot of reading.

I made chicken fingers for dinner tonight, but I didn't have a recipe so I just winged it. They came out pretty good, but next time I'll mix some flour with the cracker crumbs (the breading was a little soggy) and bake them for another 5 minutes. So here's a recipe for chicken fingers a la Ade:

You'll need:
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
an egg
some Ritz crackers
flour

Instructions:
- wash the chicken and cut it into inch-thick strips
- beat the egg in a bowl
- crush the crackers on a plate (you can also do this in a baggie) and mix in some flour (and any spices you like)
- preheat the oven to 375
- dip the chicken strips in the egg, roll (or shake) them in the crumbs, and place them on a baking tray
- bake for 15 minutes
- take the chicken out (with oven mitts!) and enjoy!
  • Current Music
    the Lilo and Stitch hula song in my head