But what I love most are the floor length windows that make full use of the sun. Standing in front of those windows whilst waiting for the lift on days like today makes work an (even) more enjoyable experience than it usually is.
|SSG the necklace debuts here! I'm wearing it with my orange Target cardi and lots of afternoon sun.|
The days are finally getting longer and I walked to the car park feeling the sun through my clothes and on my face. I could still feel the glow of the sun on my skin as I settled in to think about dinner at SSG Manor this evening.
Everyday suburban life is all about ironic juxtapositions, isn't it? We get glossy food and travel magazines in the post and read them at the dining table or on the sofa, idly filing restaurant names and destinations in the 'One Day....' filing cabinet of our memories. Then we look at the kitchen clock and realize there's only an hour to get dinner ready and more alarmingly, possibly 10 minutes of energy and concentration left in our bodies with which to do this. That's when I find myself reaching for products not to be found within the pages of Australian Gourmet Traveller - Continental Cook In Bag meal bases. In keeping with the summer vibe, I went for Portugese Chicken tonight.
|It's a weeknight people, condiments in a jar and dried herbs rather than fresh flavourings are mandatory.|
I buttered my foil (I think dull side against the corn is meant to be the most energy efficient) and then dabbed a paste made of salt, pepper, seeded mustard, horse radish and parsley flakes over this. Then I wrapped my corn in the foil and baked for half an hour.
The chicken and corn were served with some salad greens and the last of a packet of mini tortillas I had in the freezer. It was delicious. The chicken was very tender and had just the right amount of spice in the meat. I am feeling holier than thou because I could have chucked a right at Oporto's chicken on the way home but made my own Portugese chicken meal instead. Of course, this will be short lived holier than thou-ness. It's Friday tomorrow and I'm on my own for dinner too. A burger at Maccas has been on my mind all week!