Thursday, September 4, 2014

Three Beautiful Things 09/03/14: Babysitter Cred, Kojo Nnamdi, Ginataang Manok

1. For the second day in a row, Molly drove Olivia to kindergarten and asked me to watch David while she was briefly away.  For the second day in a row, David slept through his mother's absence, helping me secure Molly's trust in my babysitting skills.

2. The car radio is set to WAMU, American University Public Radio, and I often seem to tune in for the remarkable host, Kojo Nnamdi, who seems to know about everything and interviews his guests in a most genial manner, with superb questions.  Today, he moved deftly from a discussion about adultery with Paulo Coelho to an interview with two food writers about canning and preserving food.  

3.  I sized up the food on hand situation, and realized we had all the ingredients for Ginataang Manok, so I sauteed ginger and garlic slices until light brown, removed them from the pan, browned a bunch of sliced chicken, returned the ginger and garlic to the pan, poured coconut milk over the chicken and ginger and garlic, let it simmer until the chicken was cooked through, and then added spinach leaves and and they cooked until done.  We poured the Ginataang Manok over jasmine rice and had ourselves a fine dinner.  

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