I did go to our neighbor's funeral yesterday. It was a simple ceremony and very dignified. I'll try to write about it later, but I'm not ready to do that this morning. Meanwhile, my close relative in North Carolina, after having a heart attack a few days ago, is still not conscious. I think she's in a coma, even though I'm not sure the doctor's are calling it that. All these recent deaths and illnesses among relatives, friends, and neighbors are weighing on me.
Yesterday afternoon's skies over the vineyard
Meanwhile, yesterday for lunch I made a recipe that I saw on David Lebovitz's blog a few days ago. It turned out to be really good — that wasn't a surprise. It's chicken with a soy, ginger, and honey sauce, and you cook it in the oven after marinating it. That's a lot less messy than stir-frying, I think.
David's recipe calls for marinating and cooking chicken thighs in the soy, honey, and ginger sauce, but I had two chicken leg and thigh sections left from last week's market chicken. I had cooked the breast and wings with 20 cloves of garlic. Yesterday I took the legs out of the freezer and cooked them as you see. I can imagine this recipe would be really good with duck legs and thighs. Next time...
I added some hot pepper sauce and red pepper flakes to the marinade/sauce. I also cooked some Italian green beans and some Japanese udon noodles to have with the chicken. They were just cooked plain, and then served with the sauce the chicken marinated and cooked in. You can find David's recipe here.