my brain feels a bit like these stitched drawings by emily barletta lately: precise and flustered at the same time, but filling up the days one way or the other.
today i stopped by ye ole bloggy blog to give you homework. it’s ok, you will like this homework. it will make you feel better, even if you aren’t feeling bad.
1.) make this chicken for dinner this weekend. i know chicken + milk + lemons sounds weird, but it is magical and delicious. i left out the cinnamon (i don’t love cinnamon with savory things), and i used rosemary instead of sage (what we had), and i kept the chicken covered until the last 20 minutes of baking (to keep it from drying out).
2.) while the chicken is in the oven (it takes 90 minutes, so you have plenty of time to relax and fix whatever veggies you are making), pour yourself a glass of wine and read dear sugar. start with this week’s column, but read them all. she tells the truth. she cusses. she will call you sweet pea.
if you complete both of these homework assignments, you will have a really satisfying evening. i promise.