We arrived at the grocery store last night, and the power was out. A grocery store on emergency power is dim and oddly quiet: no muzak, no air conditioner, none of the background noise you don’t really notice until it’s gone. The outage was expected to last another 6 or 7 hours. Employees were busy sealing off the refrigerated sections with big sheets of plastic and duct tape. They tied the doors of the freezers shut. Hope they’re able to salvage most of it!
Rotisserie chicken was on sale, half price. We couldn’t buy half the groceries we needed but chicken made a nice dinner. Ate while watching Watchmen (which I thought was terrific).
Today Sean offered to make me a sandwich with some of the leftover chicken. Yum, I said. But how about chicken salad? Sure, he said, and I took off to run some errands. I’m thinking, a few slices of chicken, diced, with mayo, etc. Came back from my errands and discovered he’d picked the carcass clean and made giant bowls full of chicken salad, and tossed the bones (no stock for me, alas!). It wasn’t what I had in mind but it sure is good.
And there’s a lot of it. Want some?
Settling in for a lazy Saturday now. I’m going to go read a book until the nap kicks in.