September 15th, 2020



Today is partly sunny and mild.

I fed the birds.

I picked up a trolley of dead weeds for the firepit.

EDIT 9/15/20 -- I picked up another trolley of dead weeds.

The soybeans across from us are turning yellow.

Whiteflies everywhere, which is odd; I've never seen them outdoors before.  Usually they prey on houseplants.


Poem: "Where Change Can Take Place"

This poem is spillover from the February 4, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] readera, [personal profile] bairnsidhe, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, and Anonymous. It also fills the "Praise" square in my 2-1-20 card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Rutledge thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Today's Cooking

We made Mango Chicken Tinga.  It was really good!  It really wasn't much work for the amount of gratification derived from it, especially with two people fixing it.

We used garlic fire-roasted tomatoes because they didn't have plain ones, so that works.

Also, if you want to ladle it over a bed of rice or something like that, which I did (instead of putting it into a tortilla like my_partner_doug  did), then you don't necessarily have to shred the chicken.  I just bailed out a thigh and added the other bits around it.

Next time, I want to use mango puree instead of mango nectar, and add a can of tomato paste, to thicken the liquid more.

If you don't want to butcher a live, struggling mango for this recipe then I suspect that frozen, thawed chunks would work just fine.

EDIT 9/16/20 -- Tonight we reheated leftovers to serve over boiled eggs, and that was delicious too.  :D