I waited impatiently for it to come up above freezing outside. That didn’t happen until after noon.
So, I went outside and unhooked the two hoses. As I feared, there was some ice in them. So, I stretched them out across the lawn and let the sun do its work. Meanwhile, I used the leaf rake to get some of the remaining leaves off the patio and onto the lawn.
I went back inside to warm up and the phone was ringing. It was my friend B___, so we talked for a while catching each other up on our Thanksgiving activities.
Back outside, I tried to drain the hoses, but very little water came out. Since it will be near 50 degrees F. tomorrow, I decided to leave them out there, just to make sure they are really empty.
Back inside, I started making dinner. I had thawed out some boneless, skinless chicken breasts I’d gotten on sale. Normally, I only make bone-in, skin-on ones (they have more flavor) but these were on sale!
So, I lined my cake pan with tinfoil and laid down a bunch of veggies. I didn’t have any carrots or celery (I need to go grocery shopping) so it was just onions, potatoes and garlic. After seasoning the chicken with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning I laid it on top. Then I added a couple of cups of chicken stock. I topped the pan with more tinfoil and stuck it in a preheated 375 degrees F. oven. I set the timer for 40 minutes.
Then I hit my pantry and came up with an old box of Stove-top chicken stuffing, the last of the russet potatoes, a jar of turkey gravy and a small can of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce.
I peeled the potatoes and got them cooking. Then I opened the cranberry sauce, warmed up the gravy and made the stuffing. I mashed the potatoes with evaporated milk (I was out of whole milk, too) and then plated my Sunday supper.
Was it as good as Jake and Carla’s feast? Of course not! But, now I have leftovers!!
I watched my usual Sunday night shows and went to bed at 11:00 PM.