Friday, March 02, 2018

Rabbit rabbit

I didn't post yesterday so let me wish you a happy Rabbit Rabbit!

The cold is still with me, but I'm glad it is just a cold and not anything worse. I had meetings and class yesterday and then had the afternoon to come home and work in my pjs.  Today I need to go to part of a faculty meeting that starts at 2:30--the part I need to go to won't start til around 4 so I'll go in later, I can miss the first part of the meeting. There's nothing on the agenda for this weekend (the security camera guy is coming to look at the house, but I think Tim can meet with him on his own). So I'll just spend the weekend recuperating.

A little bit of knitting is happening; here is a mindless sock:

It is Dashing Dachs,  I believe.

I'm reading a biography of Prince Charles (stop it, it is HISTORY). The book paints him as a flawed and somewhat eccentric individual, but certainly not the evil villain that many books about Diana do. It is a step above mindless reading (if there really is such a thing). I've also been reading "Technically Wrong" which I'm using as 'light' reading for my graduate class next term. It is an interesting book, examining how homogeneity in the makeup of the Silicon Valley workforce creates technology that is biased and even dangerous).

OH I forgot to add this. I have a recipe for you. Now, I am not known for my culinary skills but every so often I throw stuff together and it works. This is my chicken tamale pie. Cook a few chicken breasts (I just stick them in the toaster over for 40 minutes). Shred the chicken, then mix together with a can of Rotel, a can of black beans, and about 2/3 of a cup of frozen corn. Put it in a baking dish.

Get a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix, prepare it according to the directions, and spread on top of the chicken mixture. Pop it in the oven at 375 for about 30 minutes or so (check to see that the cornbread is dark brown and stick a knife in it to make sure it is cooked through. There should be bubbly goodness coming up around the edges.

Serves 4. Yum! And doesn't take a long time.


Anonymous said...

Which biography of Prince Charles are you reading? I think, considering his upbringing he couldn't help but be a bit eccentric. As for Diana, as much as Charles is portrayed as a flawed individual, she had HER flaws as well. She was a woman with MUCH baggage, in my NSHO.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Kim in Oregon said...

I posted a comment on your blog, but for others who want to know it is "Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life" by Sally Bedell SMith

kathy b said...

Love your quick sock!!! Glad you are feeling better.
That recipe sounds perfect. Thanks KIM. We will give it a go here . I imagine now that beans are free and chicken is free (new WW rules) the only points are in the muffin part! Wheeee